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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll have a conversation with Stanford University’s Mark Jacobson about what it will take to shift to renewable sources of power.

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  What will the new young and diverse class just sworn into Congress do about climate change? The ambitious Green New Deal, which would create living wage jobs and drastically reduce carbon emissions, has been endorsed by dozens of members of Congress and activists across the country.

Philosophy Talk: 2018 – The Examined Year

Dec 27, 2018

What happened over the past twelve months that challenged our assumptions and made us think about things in new ways?



 On this week's media roundtable, we’ll discuss the recent social unrest in Paris. Protests over planned gas tax hikes snowballed into a wider revolt over the high cost of living, inequality, and French President Emmanuel Macron’s neoliberal policies.

 

 


On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet series, journalist Todd Miller will discuss his book, Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security.

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According to the United Nations, reducing greenhouse gas emissions is not enough to prevent further global warming, we actually need to remove CO2 from the atmosphere.  But is that possible? 


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  More than 80 lives have been lost in multiple fires blazing around California. Hundreds of thousands have been forced to flee their homes and hundreds of square miles have been scorched.


  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll have a conversation about efforts to get green voters to the polls. According to the Environmental Voter Project, as many as 20 million registered voters list environmental issues as one of their top priorities, but historically, few turn out on Election Day.

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  On this edition of Your Call's One Planet series, we'll discuss the recent UN report that says we have about 12 years to avoid a catastrophic environmental breakdown. As the report calls for "rapid and far-reaching" action to reduce carbon emissions, the State Department said the US does not endorse the reports' findings. 

As governments around the world react with calls for urgent changes, the climate deniers in the White House continue to ignore and diminish scientific research. How are scientists responding? 

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Global Climate Action Summit

In the final installment of our three-part series on course correcting climate change, we’re talking about green investing. What was once a moral dilemma has become a lucrative investment strategy. 

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. 

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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.

The eyes of the environmental world are on San Francisco, this week, where global leaders are gathering to talk about climate change. It’s a few years after the Paris Climate Agreement, and a year since President Donald Trump said the U.S. would pull out of the accord.

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What will it take to course correct climate change? Nothing short of a worldwide commitment, which is why California Governor Jerry Brown co-chaired the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. 

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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 discuss new revelations that just like ExxonMobil, oil giant Royal Dutch Shell also knew that burning fossil fuels was causing climate change, but continued to drill for oil and fuel climate change denial.

  

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.

 

California’s Proposition 70 is about cap-and-trade money, so at its core, it’s a proposition about how the state is addressing climate change.

 

That’s because cap-and-trade is a program designed to curb the use of greenhouse gases. Certain companies need to get permits for the greenhouse gases they create.

 

 

Prop 68 is all about the environment. It’s known as the Parks, Environment, and Water Bond. 

 

And if it’s approved, it would collect over $4 billion for those issues.

 

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.

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