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Zero: The Climate Race
Zero: The Climate Race
Bloomberg

Zero is about the tactics and technologies taking us to a world of zero emissions. Each week Bloomberg’s award-winning reporter Akshat Rathi talks... more

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Making sense of “compound” climate impacts in a time of global weirding

We are living through the hottest year on record. That’s not news, but growing climate impacts make bigger and bigger... more

20 Jun 2024 · 20 minutes
The 21st century will be shaped by fire

The 2016 fire that encircled the oil-producing town of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, forced more than 80,000 people to... more

13 Jun 2024 · 30 minutes
Big Take Asia: Will the world's biggest nuclear power plant get a restart?

All of Japan's 54 nuclear reactors were shut down after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. As the country's energy needs... more

10 Jun 2024 · 16 minutes
Is Tesla on the road to irrelevance?

Over the past 18 months, Tesla has missed its sales goals, seen its share price fall and waded through a... more

06 Jun 2024 · 27 minutes
Searching for climate solutions amid the AI hype

Depending on who you ask, AI is either going to save the world or end it. The technology’s capacity for... more

30 May 2024 · 30 minutes
Microsoft wanted to be carbon negative. Then it went big on AI

Microsoft’s recent push to capitalize on artificial intelligence has made it the world’s most valuable company. But according to new... more

23 May 2024 · 23 minutes
Why the UK’s Conservatives have given up on climate

After 14 years as a member of Parliament for the UK’s Conservative Party, Chris Skidmore quit the government in January... more

16 May 2024 · 35 minutes
Europe’s answer to the green backlash

Five years ago, the Green Party celebrated its best-ever results in European elections, ushering in a new era of legislative... more

09 May 2024 · 40 minutes
This bank is turning Africa into a climate investment opportunity

Africa currently loses between $7 billion and $15 billion a year because of climate change. If that trend continues, the... more

02 May 2024 · 35 minutes
The slow and painful recovery of the wind industry

Denmark’s Vestas has been making wind turbines exclusively since 1989 — well before the notion of an energy transition was... more

25 Apr 2024 · 35 minutes
How ‘energy islands’ can supercharge offshore wind

If you've paid much attention to the wind industry lately, the news isn’t great. Building new projects is getting more... more

18 Apr 2024 · 32 minutes
How to cut industrial emissions and dodge the valley of death

Clean energy technologies saw a record influx of investment last year: $1.7 trillion in total. But that still falls short... more

11 Apr 2024 · 30 minutes
The climate watchdog holding the UK government to account

When the UK’s Climate Change Committee was formed in 2008, it both signaled the country’s seriousness about its environmental goals... more

04 Apr 2024 · 34 minutes
A legally binding treaty to fight the plastic problem

The plastic problem is everywhere: in our oceans, communities, even inside our bodies. Plastic is abundant and very cheap, and... more

28 Mar 2024 · 25 minutes
Listen Now: The Big Take

The Big Take from Bloomberg News brings you inside what’s shaping the world's economies with the smartest and most informed... more

26 Mar 2024 · 1 minute
Making renewables a profitable bet… everywhere

When Brookfield Asset Management launched a $15 billion fund to expand clean energy in 2021, it was the largest private... more

21 Mar 2024 · 36 minutes
Climate change can't overcome capitalism, and that's OK

It is now cheaper to save the world than destroy it. But is capitalism up to the challenge of preventing... more

12 Mar 2024 · 30 minutes
John Kerry, the Forrest Gump of climate, bows out

John Kerry is the Forrest Gump of climate. The guy you’ll find at every important turn in history doing something... more

04 Mar 2024 · 30 minutes
Introducing: The Deal with Alex Rodriguez and Jason Kelly

The Deal, hosted by Alex Rodriguez and Jason Kelly, features intimate conversations with business titans, sports champions and game-changing entrepreneurs... more

29 Feb 2024 · 1 minute
What Donald Trump’s return means for US climate ambition

Tom Steyer is a hedge-fund billionaire who made his money investing in distressed assets, including fossil fuel projects. He’s also an... more

18 Jan 2024 · 30 minutes
Best of: How climate reached the world's elite in Davos

This January, Davos will once again host the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting and bring together the world's business and... more

11 Jan 2024 · 34 minutes
Our favorite climate numbers #3

Are fossil fuel companies needed in a clean energy future? Is the UK really backsliding on climate progress? And how... more

28 Dec 2023 · 17 minutes
Check out: Drilled

Today we're sharing an episode from another climate podcast that you might like, Drilled. Zero’s host Akshat Rathi was a... more

26 Dec 2023 · 38 minutes
Check out: The Anti-Dread Climate Podcast

Today we’re sharing an episode from another climate podcast that you might like. It’s The Anti-Dread Climate Podcast from KCRW.... more

19 Dec 2023 · 11 minutes
Introducing: Bloomberg News Now

Bloomberg News Now is a comprehensive audio report on today's top stories. Listen for the latest news, whenever you want... more

18 Dec 2023 ·
Is COP28 the beginning of the end for the fossil fuel era?

COP28 comes to a close. 200 countries came together, 100,000 people flew in, and what did they produce? A piece... more

13 Dec 2023 · 21 minutes
'Hey, nice sea wall': Finding trillions for adaptation

Four billion people live in countries where climate change-related disasters are becoming more severe and frequent. Spending money to adapt,... more

11 Dec 2023 · 30 minutes
Al Gore plans to break the petrostate stranglehold on climate progress

Former US Vice President Al Gore has been going to COP summits since the beginning. But he’s much more than... more

06 Dec 2023 · 44 minutes
How to triple renewables by 2030

Tripling renewables is one of the goals the COP28 discussions are circling around. It sounds good, but what will meeting... more

04 Dec 2023 · 26 minutes
Outrage and optimism in oil country

Today is the start of COP28. And for the next two weeks, Zero will be in the United Arab Emirates,... more

29 Nov 2023 · 30 minutes
Best of: We need trillions to fix the climate. Finally there’s a serious plan.

Trillions of dollars are needed to shift the world to a low-carbon future, but where will all that money come... more

27 Nov 2023 · 44 minutes
Can an oil exec successfully lead COP28?

The UN Climate Conference COP28 starts next week. Before Akshat heads to the conference he’s joined by Aaron Rutkoff, the... more

23 Nov 2023 · 27 minutes
How China left the world far behind in the battery race

By 2025, China’s battery production capacity will be three times as much as the rest of the world combined. Why... more

20 Nov 2023 · 12 minutes
Carbon removal’s magic number

If reducing emissions from industry is the first step for carbon capture, then drawing down excess CO2 to reverse climate... more

16 Nov 2023 · 27 minutes
Europe’s top industrialist takes on green batteries

You may not know Jim Hagemann Snabe by name, but he has been called Europe’s top industrialist. Snabe has held... more

14 Nov 2023 · 23 minutes
Introducing: Elon, Inc.

At Bloomberg, we’re always talking about the biggest business stories, and no one is bigger than Elon Musk. In this... more

10 Nov 2023 ·
Big promise, little success: The state of carbon capture

The U.S. is spending billions on carbon capture as a climate solution, but is it realistic? The method has been... more

09 Nov 2023 · 34 minutes
The loudest champion of the climate vulnerable

Saleemul Huq was a pre-eminent climate scientist and champion for developing countries. For many years, he was a lone warrior... more

02 Nov 2023 · 31 minutes
Best of: How the ‘rich man’s energy club’ became a climate champion

This week, the International Energy Agency published its flagship report: The World Energy Outlook. It's hundreds of pages long and... more

26 Oct 2023 · 35 minutes
The EV revolution isn’t just on four wheels

Cars are only half the electric vehicle story. There are also billions of two and three wheelers that need to... more

22 Oct 2023 · 12 minutes
Zero: The Climate Race
The loudest champion of the climate vulnerable
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Saleemul Huq was a pre-eminent climate scientist and champion for developing countries. For many years, he was a lone warrior trying to... more