Archives: carbon emissions

Electric Bike Share: Part of the Transportation Solution-PW084

A major fraction of all driving consists of  “cross-town-scale” trips (20 miles or less).  If you’re paying attention to our oncoming climate “train wreck” you’re well aware of the great importance of getting people out of their cars. Better public transportation can do some of that, but how about a new public system for electrified • Read More »


What to do About the Human Predicament? A Conversation with Friends-PW081

Friends visit Planet Watch’s Joe Jordan for a free-ranging conversation on what an “everyday person” can do about the consequences of anthropogenic climate change, including our attitudes and actions when confronted catastrophic floods, droughts, crop failures, world hunger, the extreme decline in biodiversity, and a world on fire. Jack Nelson, Surrey Kent, and Diane Warren, • Read More »


What Ancient Hot Earth Can Teach Us About Global Warming-PW060

James Zachos‘s investigations of the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum and other major climate shifts in Earth’s past are highly relevant to understanding how human activities are driving modern-day global climate change. A study he coauthored in 2016 shows that the current rate at which carbon is being released into the atmosphere is unprecedented in at least • Read More »


Trump’s Solar Tariffs: Boon or Bane?-PW055

How will Trump’s tariffs on solar panels affect efforts to install millions of solar panels and fight climate change? Who are the winners and losers in this trade game? We’ll hear from Markus Beck CTO of Siva Technologies, a solar manufacturing firm in the Bay Area, and Antony Tersol, Principal at Applied Solar Energy in • Read More »


The Solutions Project: A Roadmap for Getting the U.S. completely off fossil fuels – PW007

A road map for getting the U.S. completely off fossil fuels by 2050 is the subject of today’s interview with Mark Jacobson, Stanford University professor of engineering and author of The Solutions Project.   Also on the show Dan Sugar, CEO of NEXTracker, a solar company making big strides in sustainable energy, turning data into • Read More »


Reduce green house gases while generating profitable products – PW003

Brian Sefton and Merc Martinelli of Oakbio, a “Carbon Capture and Utilization” company, are interviewed on today’s Planet Watch Radio podcast. Global emissions of carbon dioxide exceed 35 billion tons annually. These emissions are unsustainable and threaten the very habitability of our planet. Melting glaciers and ice caps, rising sea levels, unprecedented weather extremes are • Read More »