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


That’s more than is wasted in restaurants and grocery stores combined. Learn more at

Melting glacial ice and warming oceans are the biggest causes of this change. Learn more at

Many older refrigerators contain potent heat-trapping gases, so they must be recycled properly. Learn more at

It’s hard to stay cool when you must spend many hours outdoors. Learn more at

A wind and solar system with battery storage now provides 60-70% of the island’s power. Learn more at

An invasive, drought-tolerant grass is spreading across the Sonoran desert, increasing the risk of wildfires. Learn more at

Some Oregonians whose homes burned in the September 2020 Alameda fire are still living in hotels. Learn more at

Anthropocene Alliance helps amplify the voices of people experiencing extreme weather. Learn more at

And the risk to hikers in the canyon’s interior is growing as the climate warms. Learn more at

But climate change and habitat destruction threaten reefs and their ability to offer this protection. Learn more at

Wearing six-inch stilettos, Pattie Gonia is using social media to spread awareness about climate change and other environmental issues. Learn more at

Only a few states and utilities are working to ensure that charging infrastructure is deployed equitably. Learn more at

During a wildfire, hospital admissions for respiratory illnesses in Southern California increase, according to a recent study. Learn more at

Underwater seagrass meadows absorb carbon dioxide, reducing acidification in the area, recent research shows. Learn more at

Mobility limitations can make it hard to evacuate in an emergency, for example.  Learn more at

In Pittsburgh, a plan to plant 100,000 trees will be coupled with a strategy to maintain the trees and communicate their benefits. Learn more at

Electric cars already have a smaller carbon footprint than gasoline vehicles, and the grid is getting cleaner all the time. Learn more at

The forested region in northeastern Minnesota is a critical habitat for many species. Learn more at

They’re incredibly good at adapting to changes in the environment. Learn more at

It’s one reason the Department of Defense is taking climate change seriously. Learn more at

The number of thunderstorms in the rapidly warming state could triple by 2100. Learn more at

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Will green jobs pay well?

Jason Walsh of the nonprofit BlueGreen Alliance says careful planning is needed to build a clean-energy economy that supports workers. Learn more at

When you walk through a tropical rainforest, you might not see animals, but you can hear them.  Learn more at

Frances Acuña is getting residents ready for emergencies and is pushing the city to improve stormwater systems. Learn more at

Communities of color are more likely to flood and to lack flood protection. Learn more at

For example, by conserving forest land that can absorb and store carbon pollution. Learn more at

The idea is to make charging stations more accessible to everyone, including renters. Learn more at

Marginalized communities across the South are on the front lines of climate change. Learn more at

Pointless delays result in unnecessary idling. Learn more at

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