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


Look for these weird stands of dead or dying trees the next time you’re driving along the Atlantic coast. Learn more at

The Solar Decathlon Build Challenge is organized by the U.S. Department of Energy. Learn more at

The Bedford–Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation has held block parties and community bike rides.  Learn more at 

When dairy cows get too hot, they eat less and milk production drops. Learn more at

Sea ice melt in the region is making the ocean more accessible to ship traffic. Learn more at

Wind kicks up dirt from the exposed lake bed, degrading local air quality. Learn more at

Aniya Butler uses her skill at poetry to bring attention to racism, police brutality, and global warming. Learn more at

Doug Kaufman’s pastoral retreats help empower Mennonite pastors and leaders to talk with their congregations about the problem. Learn more at

In many communities, water spills onto streets at high tide. The problem is getting more common as sea levels rise. Learn more at

Ragweed is a common culprit in late summer and fall allergies. Learn more at

In a pilot program, the city is salvaging construction materials from the buildings instead of demolishing them. Learn more at

It involves causing widespread, severe, or longstanding damage to the environment. Learn more at

Hilde Fålun Strøm and Sunniva Sorby spent much of the last two years living on a remote island in Norway. Learn more at

Chicago-based startup Nature's Fynd is using the fungus to develop products from chicken nuggets to yogurt. Learn more at

The notorious jail on the island is slated to close by 2027. Learn more at

The Ohio Climate Justice Fund wants to ensure that the voices of Black, Indigenous, and people of color are heard. Learn more at

The program is installing solar on 24 properties in North Minneapolis, a primarily low-income, Black community. Learn more at

Electric vehicles have fewer parts to service, so they’re generally less expensive to repair and maintain than conventional cars. Learn more at

She assisted people in her native Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Learn more at

It was inspired by the nuclear non-proliferation treaty negotiated in the 1960s. Learn more at

The album’s lyrical images of floods and storms explore broader themes of fear and helplessness. Learn more at

Medical students successfully pushed for the change. Learn more at

Casa Milagro, which supports people who have experienced homelessness and mental illness, will soon be powered by a 23-kilowatt solar array. Learn more at

Climate change could bring more frequent droughts. Learn more at

Charles Brown, CEO of Equitable Cities, wants to make clean, two-wheeled transportation available to everyone. Learn more at

Here’s how we know that. Learn more at

Farmers in hot, dry climates might be able to produce food and electricity on the same plot of land. Learn more at

The people who may need the most help after a disaster are less likely to get it, a recent study found. Learn more at

Nearly 600,000 people in L.A. County live within a quarter mile of an active oil or gas well. Learn more at

She says the Jewish New Year offers an opportunity for renewal and change. Learn more at

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