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 shared system provides clean heating and cooling to hundreds of homes at once. Learn more at

This vulnerable butterfly population has seen a drastic decline since the 1980s. Learn more at

Entech Solutions is breaking down waste from 4,000 cows to create renewable energy and reduce methane emissions. Learn more at

Only about 10% of drivers are responsible for a third of all gasoline consumption in the U.S. Learn more at

Hurricanes have caused destructive flooding at Rev. Gerald Godette’s North Carolina churches. Learn more at

Energy efficiency jobs are growing rapidly in Massachusetts. Learn more at

Heavy rain can wash sewage into bodies of water where people swim. Learn more at

Activists express alarm about the potential impact on research topics and framing. Learn more at

The Baltimore Tree Trust provides professional training for ‘neighborhood forestry technicians’ in how to plant and care for trees. Learn more at

Rising seas and extreme storms are putting centuries-old buildings at risk at the Strawbery Banke Museum. Learn more at

Rising temperatures mean that thoroughbreds are at growing risk, especially if they are not accustomed to warmer, humid temperatures. Learn more at

But many feel unprepared to teach the topic, and they worry about pushback from parents. Learn more at

Doing so would be a boon to the state’s economy, recent research finds. Learn more at

Many of her students are affected by flooding and pollution, but some of their parents work in the fossil fuel industry. Learn more at

One advocacy group wants to ensure that as bus fleets go electric, bus manufacturing jobs stay in the U.S. and school district mechanics get the training they need. Learn more... more

Community solar programs can help people access clean energy even when their own roofs aren’t suitable for solar panels. Learn more at

Farmers are seeing more heat waves, drought, and floods that can wipe out harvests. Learn more at

For those that don’t have air conditioning, a faith center can become a lifeline. Learn more at

Created by Demagog Studios, Highwater takes players on a sometimes-satirical journey filled with moral questions. Learn more at

Researcher Sandra Lupien of Michigan State wants to create a market incentive for removing low-value wood from forests. Learn more at

A Virginia Tech summer program arms middle school students with temperature sensors to use in their schoolyard. Learn more at

A group called Medical Students for a Sustainable Future developed a guide that shows how climate change content can be integrated into medical school curricula. Learn more at

Mora Holman Elementary School uses outdoor education to help students heal after major fires and floods. Learn more at

In a pilot project, nonprofit Couleecap installed solar panels and heat pumps at an apartment building in Wisconsin. Learn more at

As the world warms, water from melting glaciers is filling glacial lakes more rapidly, increasing the danger from dam bursts that can cause devastation downstream. Learn more at

American Forests’ free online tool assigns “tree equity scores” to neighborhoods across the U.S., allowing cities and residents to advocate for tree-planting projects where they’re needed most. Learn more at

The new trees will help keep the neighborhood cool as the climate warms. Learn more at

Cooperative members can invest in local solar projects for as little as $1,000. Learn more at

The game is part of a new curriculum that teachers in rural Colorado are using to educate students about the causes and impacts of wildfires, droughts, and floods. Learn more... more

Climate change and water diversions have put the river’s salmon in jeopardy. Learn more at

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