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


Content aggregators are adding Spanish-language voice-overs or subtitles to misleading content that they think can go viral. Learn more at

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute offers free workshops to help residents prepare. Learn more at

Fifteen school districts in the state were awarded federal funds in the fall of 2022 to purchase electric buses. Learn more at  

The armored mammals have been spotted in parts of the U.S. that were once thought to be too chilly for them. Learn more at

Julie Roth of Ann Arbor organized a get-together about solar panels. She ended up launching a community solar program called Ann Arbor Solarize. Learn more at  

Trained volunteers are helping to monitor more than 1,000 species through a program called Nature’s Notebook. Learn more at  

Though state law prohibits homeowners associations from banning solar panels, many unintentionally block installation. Learn more at  

The city’s scorching summers disproportionately harm low-income and underserved communities. Learn more at  

Residents face contamination and sanitation problems as groundwater levels increase. Learn more at  

The initiative prioritizes the needs of low-income and communities of color, with the goal of ensuring they are better protected as the city gets hotter and wetter. Learn more at  

The Climate Change Tree Atlas, developed by the USDA Forest Service, is a resource for selecting Eastern U.S. trees to use in tree planting and forest restoration projects. Learn more... more

A survey of more than 1,400 residents of flood-prone urban areas found that almost half would consider moving if flooding becomes more severe. Learn more at  

The Wild Center's annual summit in the Adirondacks equips students with the tools and knowledge to address climate change. Learn more at  

About 1.3 million acres of sagebrush habitat are lost each year to development and other threats, releasing stored carbon and contributing to climate change. Learn more at  

Utilities use MyHEAT’s maps to identify homeowners who could benefit from energy efficiency programs. Learn more at  

These habitats cover less than 1% of the Earth's surface, but they play a vital role in absorbing carbon dioxide. Learn more at  

Mandatory disclosures would help renters choose a more efficient home, a recent experiment found. Learn more at  

Local conifer forests are endangered by drought stress and extreme heat, which may make plants used in traditional ceremonies scarce. Learn more at  

But new federal tax credits could help that change. Learn more at  

The site shows where park space could reduce urban heat and provide other benefits. Learn more at  

The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana is using native plants to help create healthy wetlands. Learn more at  

More winter ticks and other parasites are thriving, threatening Minnesota's moose population. Learn more at  

They’re more likely to listen to people they trust. Learn more at  

But actions like planting shade trees and installing cool roofs could reduce the costs. Learn more at  

This free, printable game helps players learn about stormwater management strategies — and the trade-offs of implementing them. Learn more at  

The Bay Area nonprofit brings lessons about global warming and Indigenous approaches to schools. Learn more at 

Many small towns don't have the resources to respond to the consequences of climate change, like sea level rise and extreme weather, on their own. Learn more at 

Extreme weather events, including droughts and heavy rain, are making it more difficult to carry out wild rice harvests in the Upper Midwest. Learn more at  

The effort aims to secure land in the floodplain and create more green space along the Pocasset River. Learn more at  

Efficiency upgrades are key for cutting energy costs in pre-90s homes. Learn more at  

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