Climate Connections


How is global warming shaping our lives? And what can we do about it? We connect the dots, from fossil fuels to extreme weather, clean energy to public health, and more. Join Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz of Yale University for a daily 90-second podcast about climate change, where we confront reality and share inspiring stories of hope.

Yale Center for Environmental Communication

30 Episodes


The coal mine in Centralia, Washington, closed in 2006, and the city’s coal-fired power plant will soon be retired. Learn more at

Members of the ‘Climate Changemakers’ group meet weekly on Zoom to write letters, call elected officials, and more. Learn more at

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Colorado steel mill goes solar

To reduce its climate impact, the plant in Pueblo turned to renewable energy. Learn more at

Retired evangelical pastor Tri Robinson says paying close attention to those passages opened ‘a whole new world’ for him. Learn more at

Solid-state batteries for electric vehicles could store more energy, more safely. Learn more at

Jiminy’s makes kibble and dog treats out of crickets and grubs. Learn more at

Solar power systems support off-grid water filtration and provide electricity. Learn more at

A product from Watershed enables companies to measure their pollution and report on their progress. Learn more at

Pollution from inundated Superfund sites, sewage treatment plants, and other industrial sites could flow into neighboring communities. Learn more at

The city is helping property owners replace furnaces and other oil- and gas-powered appliances with systems that run on electricity. Learn more at

The Laudato si’ platform helps Catholics assess their environmental impact and create a plan for change. Learn more at

Many students in South Florida are already seeing the effects of climate change. Learn more at

In many states, regulations haven’t kept up with rising seas and extreme weather. Learn more at

In Chicago, some heating bills are 50-60% higher than last year. Learn more at

The seabirds usually mate for life, but fewer are doing so as ocean temperatures warm. Learn more at

Roush Fenway Keselowski is taking a step toward slowing global warming. Learn more at

The forest in Mexico dates back over 100,000 years, when seas were 20-30 feet higher. Learn more at

If Beethoven were alive today, he would be writing music about the climate crisis, says composer Iman Habibi. Learn more at

Hydrogen has potential as a clean fuel, depending on how it’s produced. Learn more at

Many bouquets undergo a long, carbon-intensive journey to reach the U.S. Learn more at

Marine life may be vulnerable to these fluctuations. Learn more at

Sophia Kianni launched Climate Cardinals after noticing that most climate research and documents are available in only a few major languages. Learn more at

As droughts make water more scarce, every drop counts. Learn more at

‘Neighborhoods at Risk’ helps you learn about potential flooding, heat waves, and other threats to your community. Learn more at

Researchers from the University of Georgia are collecting feedback from residents about potential solutions. Learn more at

The color comes from rock flour, which is produced by glaciers. Learn more at

They generate electricity from the sun using quantum dots. Learn more at

They could be deployed more quickly and cheaply than traditional nuclear plants, a researcher says. Learn more at

Warmer water contains less oxygen, which stresses the fish. Learn more at

Much of the current supply chain is controlled by China. Learn more at

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