Need Quick Climate Solutions? Check Out Our “Climate Break” Podcast
Berkeley Law production also airing every Thursday on NPR-affiliate KALW in San Francisco
Climate change news is usually quite depressing, with frequent stories on the science and ever-worsening impacts. What gets lost on this otherwise essential coverage is the amazing and galvanizing tales of innovation and solutions happening throughout us, in every sector and walk of life.
That’s why Berkeley Law’s Center for Law, Energy and the Environment (CLEE), in partnership with the UC Berkeley School of Journalism, launched the podcast Climate Break, which tells stories of climate solutions in lower than two minutes. Climate Break features interviews with compelling scientists, innovators, organizers, and leaders discussing breakthroughs, recent approaches, and examples of progress on climate change. And it’s almost entirely student run.
Over the past two years, we’ve got recorded interviews with climate leaders like former California governor Jerry Brown and Arizona governor (and former Homeland Security secretary) Janet Napolitano, youth activists protesting fossil fuels, corporate leaders pushing for proactive climate lobbying, and entrepreneurs constructing clean energy facilities in tribal communities and retrofitting internal combustion engine vehicles in Egypt into electric models, amongst many other solutions.
And as of this 12 months, a recent episode of the podcast airs every Thursday on NPR-affiliate KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco, offering listeners “climate solutions in a rush.” The truth is, you may tune in or stream live today at 7:19am and three:48pm PT to listen to our newest episode. We hope to expand to other radio stations soon.
For more on the podcast and its origins, Berkeley Law News profiled me and CLEE Project Climate Director Ken Alex, who had the thought for this system. Ken also serves because the show’s executive producer, together with CLEE senior climate fellow Chandra Middleton, who supervises the student team that helps produce the clips and draft additional information on each topic on our website.
So should you’re on the lookout for inspiring solutions to deal with the climate crisis in lower than two minutes, subscribe to Climate Break today on our website or wherever you get your podcasts!