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On September 17, 2018: For Part 2 of our 3-Part Series on Course Correcting Climate Change, City Visions co-host Ethan Elkind  reports on the highlights of the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. Among the major announcements were California's commitments to a 100% clean energy grid and to carbon neutrality by 2045. As the largest emitter of greenhouse gases in California, how will the transportation industry respond to the challenge to become fossil free? How will your commute change? Join the conversation with co-hosts Joseph Pace and Ethan Elkind and our panel of guests.

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The Global Climate Action Summit will be hosted here in San Francisco. World leaders will evaluate how far we’ve come since the Paris Agreement. The three-day event is co-chaired Governor Jerry Brown.

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  This week, California Governor Jerry Brown is co-chairing the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, which is bringing together business executives and politicians to discuss solutions to climate change. Many grassroots activists say the summit is too focused on market based approaches that do not prioritize people on the front lines, especially people of color and indigenous communities.

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On September 8, people in cities around the world are taking to the streets to call on local leaders to commit to transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy. The actions in San Francisco will coincide with the Global Climate Action Summit. We'll discuss coverage. We'll also talk about the Environmental Protection Agency under Andrew Wheeler, the man who replaced Scott Pruitt.  

New environmental films inspiring action

Sep 6, 2018


  What are some of the must-see environmental films this year? From September 6th through the 13th, the San Francisco Green Film Fest is highlighting a number of films focusing on water, fire, air, and earth.

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll have a conversation about Northern California’s multiple fires, which have consumed hundreds of thousands of acres, and demolished thousands of homes.

  

On this edition of  Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll have a conversation with award winning journalist Paul Greenberg about his new book, The Omega Principle: Seafood and the Quest for a Long Life and a Healthier Planet.

One Planet: Heatwaves and climate change

Jul 16, 2018

  

On this week's One Planet series, we'll discuss the connections between the ongoing heat waves and climate change. In recent weeks, 80 million Americans have been placed under heat warnings, and the extreme heat in the US and across the world has claimed dozens of lives.

One Planet: What's next for Trump's EPA?

Jul 9, 2018

After months of scandals and ethics investigations, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has resigned — to be replaced by the veteran coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler. On the next Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll discuss the ongoing changes at the EPA.

 

On this edition of Your Call's One Planet Series, we'll discuss climate science education for K-12 students. Last Spring, teachers across the country received a package from the libertarian Heartland Institute called 'Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming.'

  

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, Jason Mark, editor of SIERRA, the magazine of the Sierra Club, will discuss his cover story about the mounting price tag of climate change disasters.

  

On this edition of Your Call’s one Planet Series, we’ll speak with award-winning writer, activist and academic Raj Patel about his new book, A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet.

On this edition of Your Call's One Planet Series, National Book Award-winner William Vollmann joins us to talk about his latest work, No Immediate Danger -- the first of two volumes he's written about what he calls "carbon ideologies." 

  

On the next Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll speak with Penn State professor and climatologist Michael Mann who calls the Trump administration the most anti-science and anti-environmental administration in US history.

We're marking MLK Jr. Day by discussing environmental justice with Mustafa Ali, the former head of the EPA's environmental justice program. Over the past 24 years, he's worked with hundreds of communities of color, low income communities, and indigenous populations.

On the first Your Call of 2018, we'll be joined by a panel of young environmental activists from around the Bay Area to discuss the state of the environmental movement.  How are they connecting global crises with local action? What did they accomplish in 2017 and what's at the top of their agenda for the new year?

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It has been a momentous week for the groundbreaking climate change lawsuit, Juliana v. United States. It was brought two years ago by 21 children and young adults against the US government for its actions that cause global warming.

What do we need to know about the relationship between birds and humans? On the next Your Call's One Planet Series, we’ll speak with New York Times writer Jim Robbins about his new book The Wonder of Birds: What They Tell Us About Ourselves, the World, and a Better Future.

  

During the climate conference in Bonn, Germany, delegates from nearly 200 countries worked on solutions to mitigate the impacts of climates change.

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California makes international headlines for leading the way on global climate solutions. At the climate conference in Bonn, Germany, Governor Jerry Brown championed California’s role in transitioning to renewable energy, but activists called him out for continuing to promote oil and gas extraction in the state. How fast are we moving towards true sustainability?

On the next Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll discuss the relationship between climate change and physical and mental health with Drs. Jay Lemery and Paul Auerbach, authors of Enviromedics: The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health.

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What if the root of all the world’s problems is the imbalance of masculinity and femininity in our leadership? 

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From switching to renewable energy to battery storage, to taxing drinking water. Out of the hundreds of bills that the California Assembly debated in the final hours of the legislative session this month, many dealt with water, climate change, and the environment. KALW's energy and environment reporter Angela Johnston shares some of the key environmental legislation now sitting on Governor Brown’s desk, and the ones that didn’t make it there.

  On this edition of our One Planet series, we’ll discuss the push for electric cars.  More than 500,000 electric cars have been sold in the US, half of them in California. 

Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz of San Juan, Puerto Rico recently told CBS, "People are starting to die. I've put them in the ambulances when they're gasping for air." 

In 2015, a massive investigation by Inside Climate News and the LA Times detailed how Exxon conducted cutting-edge climate research decades ago and then, without revealing all that it had learned, worked at the forefront of climate denial.

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San Francisco is suing five of the world's largest oil and gas companies for the costs of sea walls and other infrastructure needed to protect against climate change.

  

Who's running the government under Donald Trump? That’s the question journalist John Nichols explores in his new book, Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America

  

The extension of California’s cap-and-trade program has divided environmentalists. The five-year program requires companies to buy permits to release greenhouse gas emissions. 

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