Best Climate Change Mitigation podcasts we could find (Updated January 2019)
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Climate Conversations is the weekly climate change podcast from MIT Climate, an online community connecting questions to answers, research to solutions, and knowledge to action.You can also find us on iTunes at http://bit.ly/ClimateConversations
 
In light of the projected increase in the frequency and intensity of disasters associated with climate change, the number of people displaced in the context of disasters will inevitably rise. Existing national, regional and international legal regimes, however, currently respond to only some of the protection concerns arising from such displacement. Crafting an appropriate response will demand a cross-sectoral approach that addresses different forms of human mobility and which also recognise ...
 
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Altitude
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​Elevating the environmental side of everything to create an accessible platform for experts and champions of sustainable innovation to shift the collective mindset. A discussion about food systems, climate change, wildlife, ecosystems, conservation, a sustainable lifestyle, eco-businesses, and renewable energy.
 
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Gravity FM
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Discussing human rights and environmental issues from the legal, political and ethical fronts with interviews from activists, NGOs, authors and professors.
 
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Hurricane Season
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“Hurricane Season” is an eight-episode podcast that explores how major storms going back to 1900 greatly impacted Greater Houston people and policies. As we approach the one year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, the nation’s worst rainstorm, Houston Public Media takes a look back at some of the biggest storms that have impacted the Gulf Coast and its development, policies, and people. “Hurricane Season” host Andrew Schneider starts with the Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900.
 
Nearly one year later, community leaders, public servants, and everyday Houstonians reflect on Hurricane Harvey and how the storm changed their lives – from the way they define community to how they envision their future and the future of Houston. On the verge of another hurricane season, people share personal stories of coming together, survival and transformation.
 
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S2G Ventures is investing from soil to shelf in the sustainable food & agtech industries, finding where innovation can drive healthier and more environmentally conscious food choices. Aaron Rudberg, Managing Director sits down with us to tell us the motivation behind their investing strategy, how they tell the difference between a trend and a f ...…
 
We hope you've enjoyed Season 3 of Climate Conversations, devoted to the question: what does it mean to learn to change, with the speed and scale that can address the climate crisis? In this episode, co-hosts Rajesh, Dave and Curt reflect on their key takeaways, surprising realizations, and nagging questions from the season. Across such varied ...…
 
Paul Seidler, Managing Director of Clean Energy Trust, sits down to explain the 501(vc) model and investment thesis behind CET and the role that CET's early-stage investment plays in accelerating clean tech solutions. He tells us about some of the most promising companies in CET's portfolio, the technological innovation he is most excited about ...…
 
Incarceration Rates and Sentencing Policies Throughout the United States Discussion with Nazgol Ghandnoosh on the high rates of incarceration and state differentials of incarceration throughout the United States and their causes, including the “war on drugs”. We discuss racial disparity in arrests and sentences, private prisons and legislative ...…
 
Join us for a conversation with the Rodale Institute, the pioneers of the organic standard, and the people behind the longest running field trials of organic versus conventional agriculture. Their work has helped shape the present and future of chemical-free agriculture, and now they are setting their sights on proving the links to carbon seque ...…
 
How can we encourage policymakers and communities to take bolder climate action? We talk with Quinton Zondervan about the generative potential of learning from quick "safe to fail" experiments, and the practical benefits of turning learnings into habits. Quinton is a city councillor in Cambridge MA, an MIT alum, a respected business leader and ...…
 
Chad Reed of Blue Forest Conservation explains the concept of a Forest Resilience Bond, which is a new investment tool to incentivize proactive forest restoration, which can reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire. There are numerous ecological benefits associated with forest restoration, as well as job creation and protection of tourism, comm ...…
 
In Episode 4, we heard about a pioneering form of climate-related learning in the Boston school system, Youth Climate Action Network (YouthCAN). Need an encouraging story from a young climate action leader? Give a listen in this extended cut to Susan Tang! Susan takes us through her journey from new 7th grade student at Boston Latin School - in ...…
 
We sat down for a live conversation at Northwestern Law School with Eric Cohen, former associate regional counsel of the EPA Region 5, and Jane Montgomery, environmental attorney at Schiff Hardin to discuss EPA's new rule to regulate carbon dioxide from coal-fired power plants, known as the Affordable Clean Energy Plan. EPA promulgated this rul ...…
 
In Episode 4, we heard about a pioneering form of climate-related learning in the Boston school system, Youth Climate Action Network (YouthCAN). Join us in this episode to hear from Rebecca Park, an alumna of Boston Latin School (BLS), as she opens a window onto the impact of Youth CAN on her life and work. Rebecca’s stories from Youth CAN, lea ...…
 
In Episode 4, we heard about a pioneering form of climate-related learning in the Boston school system, Youth Climate Action Network (YouthCAN). In this episode faculty member Cate Arnold tells us how as a middle school history teacher at the Boston Latin School she started YouthCAN. Not only did YouthCAN became one of the school's most success ...…
 
In Episode 3, we heard how Mothers Out Front takes climate action through learning in community, from and with each other. Here's an extended cut of the conversation from that episode with Stacy Levy, a co-founder of the South Bay CA (San Jose) chapter of Mothers Out Front. Stacy tells us about how a deep love for her children, and deep commitm ...…
 
In Episode 3, we heard how Mothers Out Front takes climate action through learning in community, from and with each other. Here's an extended cut of our conversation with Vanessa Rule, a co-founder of Mothers Out Front co-founder and their director of learning and expansion. Hear how their organizing model, built on relationships, stories and c ...…
 
Nicole Chavas, CEO of Greenprint Partners, shares how the company found an innovative financing structure to advance the installation of green stormwater infrastructure in urban cities across the US, and all of the benefits that go along with it: cleaner water, lower costs for water utilities, enhanced gardens and parks for residents, and habit ...…
 
In Episode 2, we heard how MIT's Terrascope program empowers and engages university students through free-choice learning. Here's an extended cut of our conversation with MIT Terrascope alumna Lauren Kuntz, where we dive deeply into that student experience and how it's shaped Lauren's career commitment to eliminate carbon emissions.…
 
In Episode 2, we heard how MIT's Terrascope program empowers and engages university students through free-choice learning. Here's an extended cut of our conversation with MIT Terrascope lecturer Ari Epstein, where we discuss how Terrascope achieves its powerful results, and how the free-choice learning method can be applied in different classro ...…
 
What happens when a high school student passionate about climate action shows up at a City Council meeting? In this episode, we talk to Cate Arnold, Boston Latin School history teacher and climate instigator and two of her students, Rebecca Park and Susan Tang.They are members of YouthCAN, a climate action network designed by and for high schoo ...…
 
What does "we're all in this together" really mean? In this episode we're inspired by Mothers Out Front whose work helps answer that question by examples of learning in community, from and with each other. Give a listen to how they're building on the human instincts that glue communities together: bring friends; tell stories, and connect around ...…
 
What happens when college students are given a massive problem to solve, and the wide-open space to unleash their full potential? Deep engagement, a healthy dose of frustration, empowerment, and changed lives.We explore this promising space in conversation with an alum (Lauren Kuntz) and an instructor (Dr. Ari Epstein) of Terrascope, MIT's envi ...…
 
Loss of Biodiversity, Pollution, Climate Change and Human Rights Abuses from Deforestation Discussion with Etelle Higonnet on the state of deforestation around the world with a particular focus on commodity agriculture and soy and palm oil in particular. We discuss the contribution to climate change and the loss of biodiversity from clearing wi ...…
 
Learning to change begins in the personal sphere. How do emotions attached to climate change drive how we communicate and act on the issue?In this first episode of season 3, we talk with psychologist Renee Lertzman about how we, individually and in our communities, can create the necessary space to listen to others and develop emotional intelli ...…
 
The urgency of the climate crisis demands that we learn so many things, together -- going faster, going bigger, finding new ways to share and build upon what we're figuring out all around the world.Join us for Season 3 of the ClimateX podcast "Climate Conversations" as we explore: how do we Learn to Change?…
 
It's been one year since Harvey hit Houston. Over the past few weeks, we’ve taken a look back at some of the biggest storms that have impacted Greater Houston…its development, policies, and people. On the eighth and final episode of Hurricane Season, Andrew Schneider examines Harvey. This episode uses the song In Pursuit of Silence by Daniel Bi ...…
 
We’re coming up on one year since Harvey hit Houston. Over the past few weeks, we’ve taken a look back at some of the biggest storms that have impacted Greater Houston…its development, policies, and people. On this episode of "Hurricane Season," host Andrew Schneider examines Hurricane Ike.By Andrew Schneider, Maggie Martin.
 
As we approach the one year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, the nation’s worst rainstorm, Houston Public Media takes a look back at some of the biggest storms that have impacted the Gulf Coast and its development, policies, and people. On this episode of "Hurricane Season," host Andrew Schneider examines Hurricane Rita.…
 
As we approach the one year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, the nation’s worst rainstorm, Houston Public Media takes a look back at some of the biggest storms that have impacted the Gulf Coast and its development, policies, and people. On this episode of "Hurricane Season," host Andrew Schneider examines Tropical Storm Allison.…
 
As we approach the one year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, the nation’s worst rainstorm, Houston Public Media takes a look back at some of the biggest storms that have impacted the Gulf Coast and its development, policies, and people. On this episode of "Hurricane Season," host Andrew Schneider examines Hurricane Alicia.…
 
As we approach the one year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, the nation’s worst rainstorm, Houston Public Media takes a look back at some of the biggest storms that have impacted the Gulf Coast and its development, policies, and people. On this episode of "Hurricane Season," host Andrew Schneider examines Hurricane Carla. (Video below courtesy ...…
 
As we approach the one year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, the nation’s worst rainstorm, Houston Public Media takes a look back at some of the biggest storms that have impacted the Gulf Coast and its development, policies, and people. On this episode of "Hurricane Season," host Andrew Schneider examines the storm that prompted the creation of ...…
 
Family Separation, Mandatory Detention and Denaturalization Discussion with Paromita Shah on the effective criminalization of immigration and the right to asylum through mandatory detention and unlawful entry and unlawful re-entry prosecutions. We discuss family detainment and separation at the border and the deportation of undocumented parents ...…
 
As we approach the one year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, the nation’s worst rainstorm, Houston Public Media takes a look back at some of the biggest storms that have impacted the Gulf Coast and its development, policies, and people. “Hurricane Season” host Andrew Schneider starts with the Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900. The Great Galvest ...…
 
Rice University professors Phil Bedient and Jim Blackburn view Hurricane Harvey as a pivotal event for Houston – a wake-up call to rethink our relationship with nature and our understanding of climate change; and an opportunity to implement changes that will make the region more resilient to future storms. Part 10 of 10-part series, "Stories fr ...…
 
Jennifer Blake’s daughter Briana has special needs and specialized medical equipment since a car accident left her paralyzed. As flood waters rose, Jennifer, her family and their caregiver Trey stayed on the move - keeping one step ahead of the rising water. Part 9 of 10-part series, "Stories from the Storm". More at houstonpublicmedia.org/harvey.…
 
After Harvey, Pastor Tony Pittman organized a team of volunteers to distribute food and materials in the South Houston neighborhood around his church. As immediate needs were met, the Pastor’s mission evolved into one that helped families rebuild. Along the way, Pastor Tony met Pilo Deleon and his family, including an inspiring child who is fig ...…
 
During the storm, Houstonians came together to help one another and discovered the real meaning of community. When Erica Kang, a teacher at Houston’s Yes Prep Southeast campus, discovered that one of her students was still living in a home that had been flooded but not yet repaired, she invited the student’s entire family to move in with her an ...…
 
Immediately after the flood, people across Houston gathered to distribute food and supplies. Jonathan Beitler and the Midtown Kitchen Collective in Houston worked with Melissa Lee in Beaumont/Port Arthur to deliver meals to displaced people, first responders, and the National Guard throughout Southeast Texas. Part 6 of 10-part series, "Stories ...…
 
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo and Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez were both new to their roles as the region’s top law enforcement officials when the storm hit. Without missing a beat, they worked as a team to keep order in the midst of destruction. They were instrumental in letting Houston’s large immigrant community know that help was av ...…
 
The managing directors of the Alley Theatre and Houston Grand Opera talk about going downtown after the storm and discovering the damage to Houston’s Theatre District; of their organizations’ difficult roads to recovery; and about proud moments of resilience along the way. Part 4 of 10-part series, "Stories from the Storm". More at houstonpubli ...…
 
Karen Walrond, her husband, and daughter live in the Memorial Bend neighborhood of Houston, near Buffalo Bayou. After evacuating and then returning to their home to begin clean up, Karen was nearly trapped by the “second wave” of flooding caused by the release of water from overfilled reservoirs. Part 3 of 10-part series, "Stories from the Stor ...…
 
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett talk about working together to respond to Harvey, how previous storms helped prepare them, and the lessons learned from Harvey. Part 2 of 10-part series, "Stories from the Storm". More at houstonpublicmedia.org/harvey.By Don Geraci.
 
The founder of Gallery Furniture, Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale, and store manager Anthony Lebedzinski tell the story of how Gallery Furniture came to be a place of refuge during Hurricane Harvey, including harrowing water rescues that helped bring displaced Houstonians to the store. Part 1 of 10-part series, "Stories from the Storm". More at h ...…
 
As we approach the one year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, the nation’s worst rainstorm, Houston Public Media takes a look back at some of the biggest storms that have impacted the Gulf Coast and its development, policies, and people. “Hurricane Season” host Andrew Schneider starts with the Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900.…
 
Hurricane Harvey was the nation’s worst rainstorm, forcing local and state leaders to rethink long-term flood mitigation plans and solutions. During and after the storm, Houstonians learn the value of a community and coming together in times of need.By Mark Bramhill.
 
30% of the population lives on or near a coast, and the majority of global trade runs through ports on coasts. How can the impacts of rising sea levels and stronger storms be mitigated? In this special bonus episode of Climate Conversations, the team sits down with Dr. Alexander Dale, the Senior Officer for MIT Solve’s Sustainability pillar. MI ...…
 
Religious and Racial Discrimination in the American South and the Escalation of Immigration Detention Discussion with Azadeh Shahshahani on the work of Project South, which cultivates strong social movements in the Southern United States and supports social justice movements in the Global South. We discuss religious and racial discrimination as ...…
 
An author tells us how her personal health issues led her on a journey to discover the world of industrial agriculture, GMOs, pesticides, and herbicides, and learned about the potential side effects for human health. Caitlin points out that many of the chemicals that Rachel Carson sounded the alarm about 50 years ago are still in uninhibited us ...…
 
A geomorphologist explains the significance of healthy soil to the survival of civilizations throughout human history and the simple practices that can be adopted to rejuvenate soil health and reduce the need for chemical pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides. In addition to restoring soil health, regenerative agricultural practices can incre ...…
 
Sustainability strategy for businesses, universities, and organizations is not limited to green buildings anymore. Mike Stopka tells us about how he approaches sustainability holistically, by looking at an entire organization's footprint, what their brand is, how they define their objectives, and the values of their community, which results in ...…
 
Sarah Nsikak, founder of Stone & Harper, tells us about why she started her sustainable and ethically focused clothing brand several years ago. Cheap clothing products have hazardous chemicals in the end-product, which exposes its wearers to toxins, as well as the air and water impacted in the production process. Sarah also explains the design, ...…
 
The U.S. Visit by the Special Rapporteur for Extreme Poverty and Human Rights Discussion with Professor Philip Alston, the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, on the observations and conclusions from his country visit to the United States in December 2017. We discuss the political nature of poverty, its inextricable link ...…
 
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