The Climate Initiative
PBS Climate Initiative on Connecticut Public
Connecticut Public is proud to support PBS’s climate programming initiative, a bold commitment to explore environmental impacts on our planet through solutions-driven storytelling.
Tune-in for programming focused on the challenges of a changing climate while highlighting examples of positive impact.
Traveling to the far corners of the world, discover the extraordinary ways animals are adapting to our rapidly changing planet. Witness nature’s remarkable resilience as our perception of evolution and its potential is transformed.
AMERICA OUTDOORS WITH BARATUNDE THURSTON returns with a brand-new season as the best-selling writer, podcaster and comedian travels across the US to uncover more amazing stories about how we work, play and interact with the outdoors. In a country as diverse as America, Baratunde is on a mission to see how culture, history and the land itself are shaping what we do when we step through our front doors to embrace an outdoor way of life. From a champion ice climber in Utah to BIPOC mountain bikers in the Ozarks, from biologists saving snapping turtles on the Suwannee River to a scientist revealing what happens to the human body when we spend time in nature, Baratunde meets a fascinating cast of Americans with one thing in common: a passion for the great outdoors.
The latest installment of the popular Spy in the Wild series takes place in the ocean, the largest ecosystem on Earth. This four-part Nature miniseries employs animatronic spy cameras disguised as marine animals to secretly record behavior in the wild. These uncanny robotic look-alikes take us to places where no spy has gone before. They will swim, float, paddle, waddle, drift and fly into every nook and cranny to film rarely seen behavior that reveals how ocean animals possess emotions and behavior similar to humans – including the capacity to love, grieve, deceive, and invent.
Connecticut Public Videos On Climate Change
Trees provide a wide range of benefits, from filtering out air pollution, to improving mental health, to cooling city neighborhoods on hot summer days.
Cover cropping, high tunnels, and no-till planting are helping these farms thrive, even as rain and heat pose challenges.
Several global weather patterns were factors in the amount of rain that hammered the region.
A new pilot program sends alerts to remind clinicians to talk to patients about protecting themselves on dangerously hot days, which are happening more frequently because of climate change.
Scientists expect poison ivy will take full advantage of warmer temperatures and rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to grow faster and bigger, and become even more toxic.
More intense storms, rising sea levels, toxic algae blooms, and other environmental crises are making it harder for tribes to practice their culture and to pass it on.
Advocates for New England's cold-water fish — trout and salmon — say changes to their habitats are already impacting their longevity.
In New England, with extreme temperatures and excessive rain, it's been a tough growing year. While the increasing warmth could allow for new plant varieties and a longer growing season in the Northeast, southern diseases are also heading this way.
Public health experts aren't sure how many people die because of the heat each year, because there's no standard for what constitutes a "heat-related" death.
Heat, poor air quality, rain and flooding affected New England summer theater this year.
- Examining links between climate distress and climate action
- Exploring sea jellies on Connecticut's coastline and beyond
- Connecticut coral could play a key role in climate resilience
- Understanding how climate change is impacting our health and wellbeing (and what you can do about it)
- Small solutions to climate change that make a big impact
- A look at environmental justice efforts in Connecticut: 'It's everybody's problem'
- In 'Reciprocity Project,' Indigenous voices reframe our relationship to the Earth
- Many beach-nesting birds in Connecticut face an "uncertain future"
After years of warning from scientists, the global climate crisis is impacting Americans across the country. This hour on Disrupted, we dig into the ways our changing climate is affecting our state.
A panel titled “Oceans, Our Global Watchdog,” featuring Dr. Sylvia Earle, Dr. Camille Gaynus, Dr. Elizabeth McLeod and Dr. Tiara Moore. Topics include climate change and who is most affected by it.
Does alarm or concern around climate change drive action? How can public messengers address feelings of "fatalism"? This hour, we hear from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, NBC Connecticut meteorologist Rachael Jay and New Haven Climate Movement youth organizer Adrian Huq.