climate change

 

On the April 12th edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about how people around the world are fighting climate change. 

Your Call: Utah coal stirs up concerns in Oakland

Mar 29, 2016
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On the March 30th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss plans to export coal from Utah to Oakland. 

Your Call: In search of true wilderness

Mar 20, 2016

  On the March 21st edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with environmental journalist Jason Mark about his new book, Satellites in the High Country: Searching for the Wild in the Age of Man.

Audrey Dilling

 

An unusual scene has been playing out at Ocean Beach over the past few weeks.

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Some scientists are saying that you can’t talk about the global refugee crisis without talking about another crisis: climate change.

Your Call: Saving our oceans

Feb 2, 2016

On the February 2nd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Liz Cunningham about the new book Ocean Country: One Woman’s Journey from Peril to Hope in Her Quest to Save the Seas. 

Your Call: The natural and cultural history of rain

Jan 26, 2016

On the January 26th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with award winning environmental journalist Cynthia Barnett about her new book “Rain: A Natural and Cultural History.”

Your Call: Tim DeChristopher's peaceful uprising

Jan 19, 2016

On the January 19th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with environmental justice activist Tim De Christopher.

Philosophy Talk examines the year that was 2015

Jan 1, 2016

What happened in 2015 that challenged our assumptions and made us think in new ways?


On the December 15th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the Paris climate summit. In a landmark deal, for the first time, 195 countries have agreed to limit the rise in global temperatures to less than 2 °C.

On the December 10th edition of Your Call, we'll discuss which countries and cities are leading in renewable energy development. Green power is a major talking point at this week's Climate Change Summit in Paris but who is leading the charge to reduce their emissions?

Your Call: Exxon's history of climate denial

Dec 8, 2015

On the December 9th edition of  Your Call, we’ll discuss Exxon's role in funding science that denies the impacts of climate change. An email from an in-house climate scientist reveals Exxon may have known about the dangers of climate change as early as 1981.

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On the December 8th edition of Your Call, we're talking about the role cities play in combating climate change. 

MTC's Vital Signs

  On the December 7the edition of Your Call, we kick-off our week-long climate coverage by discussing sea level rise in the Bay Area. 

Your Call Weekly Kudos: December 4th, 2015

Dec 4, 2015

Every week on Your Call's Friday Media Roundtable, we ask the journalists on our panel to recommend great reporting they've seen this week.

Daily news roundup for Monday, November 30, 2015

Nov 30, 2015
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Here’s what’s happening in the Bay Area as curated by KALW News:

California Governor in Paris to push pact to curb emissions // Sacramento Bee

"Gov. Jerry Brown heads to the U.N. Climate Change conference in Paris  this week to urge other states and provinces to sign onto California’s pact to reduce greenhouse gas emissions."

Sometimes change happens quickly. New high rises go up on your block or your favorite coffee shop closes. You can see it happening all around you.

But sometimes, change happens more slowly. Climate change, for example.

Daily news roundup for Thursday, November 5, 2015

Nov 5, 2015
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

California revs up for Paris climate-change summit // LA Times

"In the wonky world of climate change, California’s presence at the United Nations summit in Paris next month is expected to be a star-studded affair.

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  On the November 5th edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about how California is weathering the drought. 

Your Call: What Exxon knew about climate change

Oct 30, 2015
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On the Oct 30th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss investigations by Inside Climate News and the Los Angeles Times, which reveal that Exxon Mobil knew about climate change as early as 1977, 11 years before it became a public issue.

Laura Flynn

On the October 29th edition of Your Call, we’re discussing how California can end fossil fuel extraction and embrace 100% wind and solar. Is that possible in the country’s third-largest oil-producing state? 

On the October 14th edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with three of this year’s Brower Youth Award winners. 

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On the September 23rd edition of Your Call, we're talking about the increasing number of wildfires blazing across California. 

On September 4th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week. President Obama became the first US president to visit the Arctic to draw attention to the impacts of climate change.

Daily news roundup for Monday, June 22, 2015

Jun 22, 2015
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Oakland Claims Record for Soul Train Line // Inside Bay Area
"OAKLAND -- We already know Oakland's got soul. Now, the city apparently has the distinction of holding the world record for a "Soul Train"-style dance line.

On the June 2nd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the United States’ energy landscape. According to the World Bank, 80 to 85 percent of the energy consumed in the US is from fossil fuels. What are the economic, social and environmental costs of our dependency on fossil fuel and what will it take to transition to renewable energy? What are real alternatives to oil? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Richard Heinberg, senior fellow at Post Carbon Institute

Climate change--one view is doom and gloom and destruction. The other is that things could be far more beautiful and regenerative and sustainable and socially just than we can imagine. Is climate change an inevitability or an opportunity? Our guests are Shana Rappaport and Amanda Ravenhill of Project Drawdown, and Julia Prochnik, consultant to the National Resource Defense Council.

Women negotiating climate change. That's our inflection point.  

Your Call: What is the cost of burning coal?

Apr 22, 2015

  

What is the cost of burning coal? On the April 22nd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Richard Martin, author of Coal Wars: The Future of Energy and the Fate of the Planet. Coal has become a battleground in the fight against climate change. Martin traveled to Wyoming, West Virginia, and China to meet people on the front lines of the war on coal. He asks: Can we shut down Big Coal in time to save the planet – and ourselves? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guest: 

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Twice a week, the Heart of the City Farmers Market transforms San Francisco’s gritty United Nations Plaza with dozens of white canopies and truckloads of fresh produce. But on a recent sunny winter Wednesday, the abundance of sweet-smelling fruits and vegetables are contrasted by a gloomy point.

It didn’t rain once here last January. Not in this spot, nor in all of San Francisco.

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