20 Best Podcasts About NPR Climate Change of 2021

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Are you wanting to learn more about npr climate change? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best npr climate change podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

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Best NPR Climate Change Podcasts 2021

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Climate 2030

  • Publisher: The Planet Project
  • Total Episodes: 49

A podcast about climate and politics – and the most important decade in human history. It’s hosted by Years Of Living Dangerously award-winning documentary producer David Gelber and Climate Nexus Executive Director Jeff Nesbit. Climate 2030 is produced in association with The Years Project, a 501(c)3 climate change communications nonprofit based in New York City.


  • Publisher: Climactic
  • Total Episodes: 273

We live in Climactic times. The culmination of billions of lives lived since the Industrial Revolution. The Anthropocene — our current age of technology, machines, and an insatiable need for fuel — has changed the planet and set us on a new path. There is now broad agreement that the consequences of our collective actions are severe. We’re facing an unprecedented future with a destabilised natural world due to rising temperatures. Climactic tells the stories of the people making a difference. Regular people like us, in a daily struggle to live sustainable lives. We want to be the people’s voice on climate change, embedded in the community, from the perspective of the actual people. We want to hear these powerful stories. Are you a member of a community environmental group? Do you have knowledge of climate change? A regular person struggling to figure out your role? We’d love to help you tell your story.

Capital for Good

  • Publisher: Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School
  • Total Episodes: 8

We find ourselves at a moment of unprecedented challenge – and opportunity.  While the COVID-19 health, economic, and racial crises have laid bare and exacerbated any number of structural inequalities, and global climate change remains an existential – and very urgent – threat, they also compel us to reimagine how leaders across the private, nonprofit, and public sectors can champion social and environmental change in ways that truly advance shared prosperity and a sustainable future.   Presented by the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School, Capital for Good provides a window into this reimagined future: a chance to hear from corporate and civic leaders about their visions, plans, commitments, and on-the ground efforts to build a more just, inclusive, and sustainable society. Through in depth and candid conversations, we will explore and unpack solutions to some of our most urgent challenges.    Can business be a force for good? What is stakeholder capitalism? What is the role of capital markets and philanthropy along the pathways to inclusive growth? How do we encourage and scale grassroots and broad-based innovation? How can public private partnerships help bring all of our resources and ingenuity to bear?   About the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise The center educates leaders to use business knowledge, entrepreneurial skills, and management tools to address social and environmental challenges.   About the Host Georgia Levenson Keohane is a seasoned executive in the private and nonprofit sectors at the intersection of capital markets, responsible investing and business, and philanthropy and public policy; an award winning author; and an adjunct professor of social enterprise at Columbia Business School.

Facing It

  • Publisher: Jennifer Atkinson
  • Total Episodes: 6

The age of climate crisis is upon us, and grief and anxiety are on the rise. This series explores the emotional burden of climate change, and why despair leaves so many people unable to respond to our existential threat. Overcoming that paralysis is the first step in moving to action, and yet official climate strategies rarely address the emotional toll of climate grief and eco anxiety. Meanwhile, frontline communities — particularly people of color, indigenous communities, and other historically-marginalized groups — are experiencing the heaviest mental health impacts of climate disruption and displacement.Written and narrated by Jennifer AtkinsonMusic by Roberto David RusconiProduced by Intrasonus UKDr. Jennifer Atkinson is a professor of environmental humanities at the University of Washington, where she leads seminars that help students cope with the despair, anger, and anxiety that arise from environmental loss and mass extinction. Her teaching and research have helped activists, scientists, and students build resilience to stay engaged in climate solutions and avoid burnout. She has also spoken to audiences across the U.S. about the global mental health crisis arising from climate disruption, and advocated for addressing emotional impacts in the fight for environmental justice. This podcast introduces some of the experiences and insights behind that work, and explores how we can move the public to action by addressing the psychological roots of our unprecedented ecological loss.”To be numb to the world is another form of suicide.” -Terry Tempest WilliamsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Intelligence Squared Business

  • Publisher: Intelligence Squared
  • Total Episodes: 22

In our age of disruption and uncertainty, Covid-19 and climate change, the need to debate our economic future has never been more important. In this new weekly podcast from Intelligence Squared, we’ll speak to business leaders, authors and public intellectuals about the future of capitalism and the trends changing the world of business. Guests will include Guy Raz, host of NPR’s How I Built This; Anne Boden, CEO and founder of Startling Bank; Zayna Aston, YouTube Head of Communications for Europe, Middle East and Africa; and archive episodes from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, economist Marianna Mazzucato, tech visionary Jaron Lanier and more. Subscribe now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast or wherever you get your podcasts.

Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine podcast

  • Publisher: Scott Harris, Melinda Tuhus and Bob Nixon
  • Total Episodes: 48

Between The Lines is a weekly syndicated half-hour radio newsmagazine featuring progressive perspectives on national and international political, economic and social issues. Since 1991, Between The Lines has provided in-depth, timely analysis on a wide range of political, economic and social issues including: the history and consequences of two U.S. wars with Iraq; increasing disparity in wealth in the U.S.; coverage of the global social justice movement and related protests challenging the free trade, corporate-driven policies of the World Trade Organization and World Bank/International Monetary Fund; post-9/11 erosion of civil liberties; constitutional protections and international law in the U.S.; the crisis in the U.S. health care system; international grassroots mobilization to confront global climate change; racism permeating the prison industrial complex; and efforts to repair flaws in the U.S. electoral system.Squeaky Wheel Productions is our 501(c)(3) nonprofit production company and distributor. This consumer podcast may occasionally contain a fundraising pitch. 233680

Energy and Sustainability – Audio

  • Publisher: Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Total Episodes: 229

Led by the Energy Security and Climate Change Program, CSIS explores policies and regulations, commercial frameworks, and technological solutions that determine our energy future while balancing economic, environmental, and security priorities. In collaboration with leaders in industry, government, academia, and nonprofits, the Energy Security and Climate Change Program leads projects, events, and publications to help decision makers understand these challenging dynamics. Find the latest research from our scholars and CSIS events on this topic below.

No Ordinary Lawsuit

  • Publisher: Our Children’s Trust
  • Total Episodes: 11

No Ordinary Lawsuit follows 21 young Americans who are suing the United States government in a landmark constitutional case, Juliana v. US. The podcast will take listeners behind the scenes of the trial and bring to life the stories of these young plaintiffs’ fight to reverse the course of climate change. The nonprofit Our Children’s Trust commissioned this podcast to offer the backstory of the plaintiffs and explain the stakes of this legal action.

ISGP’s “The Forum”

  • Publisher: Institute on Science for Global Policy (ISGP)
  • Total Episodes: 124

“The Forum,” where science comes to socialize, is a biweekly audio podcast produced by a team of female scientists who specialize in contextualizing S&T advances for sci-curious novices and experts alike. The show is hosted by the Institute on Science for Global Policy (ISGP). Interested in infectious disease, food security, climate change, or synthetic biology? Curious about how scientific advancements, such as GMOs or medical interventions, are regulated? Wonder how science might help us solve society’s most pressing challenges, and how it might come up short? With new episodes released every-other Monday, you’ll always be in-the-know about today’s science without having to break out your old high school textbooks. (Disclaimer: The ISGP is a nonprofit organization that does not lobby for any position except rational thinking. Podcasts reflect the views of conference participants (Episodes 1-74) or featured guests (Episodes 75+). Furthermore, a member of the co-host team is currently employed by the U.S. Department of State, but the views expressed in these episodes are not necessarily those of the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit www.ISGPforum.org.)

Theories of Change

  • Publisher: Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Total Episodes: 7

Climate change represents an unprecedented global challenge. This new podcast hosted by Sarah Ladislaw of the CSIS Energy Security and Climate Change Program features conversations with global experts to discuss their Theories of Change, and what they think are the most necessary near-term steps and longer-term strategies to ensure a manageable climate for future generations.

Oxford Physics Public Lectures

  • Publisher: Oxford University
  • Total Episodes: 26

The Department of Physics public lecture series. An exciting series of lectures about the research at Oxford Physics take place throughout the academic year. Looking at topics diverse as the creation of the universe to the science of climate change. Features episodes previously published as: (1) ‘Oxford Physics Alumni’: “Informal interviews with physics alumni at events, lectures and other alumni related activities.” (2) ‘Physics and Philosophy: Arguments, Experiments and a Few Things in Between’: “A series which explores some of the links between physics and philosophy, two of the most fundamental ways with which we try to answer our questions about the world around us. A number of the most pertinent topics which bridge the disciplines are discussed – the nature of space and time, the unpredictable results of quantum mechanics and their surprising consequences and perhaps most fundamentally, the nature of the mind and how far science can go towards explaining and understanding it. Featuring interviews with Dr. Christopher Palmer, Prof. Frank Arntzenius, Prof. Vlatko Vedral, Dr. David Wallace and Prof. Roger Penrose.”

Burning Futures: On Ecologies of Existence

  • Publisher: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Margarita Tsomou, Maximilian Haas
  • Total Episodes: 9

Burning Futures: On Ecologies of Existence #Too little, too late A look at the state of our planet gives every reason to worry – and to think. The speed and extent of the environmental disasters looming over us with climate change, species extinction, extreme weather events, pollution and overuse of land, air and water, etc. are unprecedented and as real as they are incomprehensible. The slow violence of these transformations has accelerated to a staccato of events. The series of lectures and discussions at HAU Hebbel am Ufer, “Burning Futures: On Ecologies of Existence”, initiated by Magarita Tsomou (HAU) and curated by Maximilian Haas, looks at the escalating and indeed apocalyptic discourses of the coming catastrophes against the background of ever-growing ecological crises and debates ways and aims of political action. While we can still discuss these issues in a relatively safe and sound environment, in the global South and elsewhere the ecologies of human existence are already being destroyed by rising sea levels, hurricanes, floods, droughts and fires. Yet it is primarily the way of life and production of the industrialized West, based on the destructive exploitation of resources, human and other, that has led to this situation, from which it is still quite well shielded today. The ecological question is therefore closely linked to economies of extractivism, racial capitalism, patriarchal oppression and colonial exploitation, and thus cannot do without critically addressing them. For these reasons, this discussion series is not intended to be an expert debate on ‘nature’, but to take an intersectional perspective on ecological issues and make economic and cultural contexts explicit. “Burning Futures: On Ecologies of Existence” is a lecture and discussion series by HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Supported within the framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. With kind support by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung. Initiated by Margarita Tsomou (HAU Hebbel am Ufer) and curated by Maximilian Haas. Podcast Production: Fritz Schlüter. Speaker: Orlando de Boeyken. Jingle: Sonja Deffner

Unburnable: The People vs. Arctic Oil

  • Publisher: Radio Wolfgang
  • Total Episodes: 9

An unprecedented legal battle for our planet’s future is about to take place. This November, one of the largest people-powered movements in modern history will assemble to fight climate change in a new and powerful way: by bringing it into the courtroom. Standing in the dock will be the Norwegian government, which recently sanctioned new areas for oil exploration in the Arctic. Unburnable will tell the story of this momentous legal challenge, and the global fight to protect our most fundamental human rights.

Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

  • Publisher: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
  • Total Episodes: 104

CIFOR conducts global research on forest and climate change, adaptation, redd, indigenous groups, deforestation, gender, dry forests, food security, illegal logging, governance, biodiversity. The Center for International Forestry Research is a nonprofit, global facility dedicated to advancing human wellbeing, environmental conservation and equity. We conduct research that enables more informed and equitable decision making about the use and management of forests in less-developed countries. Our research and expert analysis help policy makers and practitioners shape effective policy, improve the management of tropical forests and address the needs and perspectives of people who depend on forests for their livelihoods. Our multidisciplinary approach considers the underlying drivers of deforestation and degradation which often lie outside the forestry sector: forces such as agriculture, infrastructure development, trade and investment policies and law enforcement. CIFOR focuses on the following research areas: – Enhancing the role of forests in mitigating climate change. – Enhancing the role of forests in adapting to climate change. – Improving livelihoods through smallholder and community forestry. – Managing trade-offs between conservation and development at the landscape scale. – Managing impacts of globalised trade and investment on forests and forest communities. – Sustainably managing tropical production forests.

Climate Change with Scott Amyx

  • Publisher: Scott Amyx
  • Total Episodes: 201

Get the latest insights on climate change and breakthrough technologies and innovations that are fighting climate change! According to a United Nations climate change report, the evidence of human-caused climate change is overwhelming and continues to strengthen. The impacts of climate change are intensifying and climate-related threats to our physical, social, and economic well-being are rising at an unprecedented rate. Widespread climate changes are causing extreme heat, severe drought, uncontrollable wildfires, catastrophic hurricanes and floods, rising sea levels, intensifying coral reef bleaching, migration of millions of people, violence over resources, famine, and diseases. THE BEST CLIMATE CHANGE NEWS ★ Mondays: Weekly in-depth interviews with prominent leaders in climate change action ★ Tuesdays – Thursdays: Daily 1-minute flash briefings ★ Fridays: Scott’s weekly recap ★ Climate change topics: ● Latest findings and reports on climate change ● Global and regional climate change policies ● Changing consumer attitudes and behaviors ● New technologies and innovation to combat climate change ● Renewable energy and storage ● Investment & economics in sustainable development projects ● Best practices and tips on ways to reduce carbon footprint FEEDBACK I hope you’ll love Climate Change with Scott Amyx and give it a 5-star rating. If you feel that Climate Change with Scott Amyx deserves less than a 5-star rating, please let me know at [email protected] and I’ll do everything possible to make it better. You can also connect with me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/AmyxIoT or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/scott_amyx/. I’d love to hear from you! Visit http://scottamyx.com/ to learn how you can help fight climate change!

Public Health Unprofessionals

  • Publisher: Public Health Unprofessionals
  • Total Episodes: 6

Our names are Brandi and Cailey, two undergraduates on a mission to make public health more approachable and relatable for gen z and beyond. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, many people were not familiar with what public health was and how involved it is in many aspects of our lives. From climate change to social injustice, we are here to share the public health perspective – unprofessionally.

Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine (Broadcast-affiliate version)

  • Publisher: Scott Harris, Melinda Tuhus, Bob Nixon and Richard Hill
  • Total Episodes: 206

Between The Lines is a weekly syndicated half-hour radio newsmagazine featuring progressive perspectives on national and international political, economic and social issues. Since 1991, Between The Lines has provided in-depth, timely analysis on a wide range of political, economic and social issues including: the history and consequences of two U.S. wars with Iraq; increasing disparity in wealth in the U.S.; coverage of the global social justice movement and related protests challenging the free trade, corporate-driven policies of the World Trade Organization and World Bank/International Monetary Fund; post-9/11 erosion of civil liberties; constitutional protections and international law in the U.S.; the crisis in the U.S. health care system; international grassroots mobilization to confront global climate change; racism permeating the prison industrial complex; and efforts to repair flaws in the U.S. electoral system.Squeaky Wheel Productions is our 501(c)(3) nonprofit production company and distributor. This broadcast quality affiliate version contains no fundraising pitches.

What is American Food?

  • Publisher: Hannah Semler
  • Total Episodes: 4

What is American Food? is a podcast exploring the widespread assumptions and gaps in knowledge about the food we eat and the food we waste. Through storytelling, we reveal how our U.S. food system is designed – identifying where we can most impact hunger relief, climate change, and economic stability for families everywhere. Co-hosts Hannah Semler and Ali Berlow take a broad and deep dive into food systems, in a format that questions, informs, and discusses the nature of how we understand where our food comes from in the U.S. Season 1 focuses on produce production in Mexico, developed over the last century to feed the U.S., and the food bank efforts that support millions of families who are food insecure in the U.S. We speak with business owners, nonprofits and funding institutions, as well as food systems practitioners in different sectors. Our focus is on lesser known stories about where the food we eat comes from and why, and the value of food for people and planet, in order to inform our future food systems design. What Is American Food? is grateful for the financial support from the Betsy and Jesse Fink Family Foundation.

NYK Experts Uncut

  • Publisher: Now You Know
  • Total Episodes: 24

The NYK Experts Uncut podcast is a series of in-depth interviews with world-known experts in animal science, animal welfare and wildlife conservation. The podcast provides listeners with unprecedented access to the latest information about animal welfare issues from the incisive viewpoints of the people pioneering change on controversial and important animal topics. It covers issues across the breadth of human usage of animals and animals in the wild, and the challenges they face due to climate change, habitat destruction, poaching, and other causes.

Fans, Brands, & New Demands

  • Publisher: Matt Firestone
  • Total Episodes: 7

The world has changed. Business is different. Priorities have shifted. Nobody would have predicted a global pandemic that essentially made the sports world go silent. How will brands adapt? How will teams innovate? How will agencies pivot in such a dynamic climate? Will athletes adjust to the newer normal? This brand new podcast will take an insider look into the industry in the days, months, and years ahead. Sports marketing will be fascinating to follow as we come out of this unprecedented time. We’ll have leaders from all sectors of the industry providing their unique take on what’s ahead. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/matt-firestone/support

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