September 2010

Panel: Climate Change and Computers

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Bill Weihl, Green Energy Czar, Google

Chris Geiger, Municipal Toxics Reduction Coordinator, San Francisco Department of the Environment

Subodh Bapat, Vice President and Distinguished Engineer in the Eco Responsibility Office, Sun Microsystems

Rick Wagoner, Chairman and CEO, General Motors

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Rick Wagoner, Chairman and CEO, General Motors

Can GM Really Be Green Motors?


“We are looking forward to hearing what Rick Wagoner has to say on energy diversity and security,” comments Greg Dalton, Club VP and Director of The Club’s new Climate One Program, who orchestrated the program. “A lot of Californians want to know if US automakers are finally turning the corner on the role of cars as a major source of global warming.”

Panel: Climate Change after Bali

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Ambassador RENO L. HARNISH III, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific
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DIANA FARRELL, Director, McKinsey Global Institute

KEN CALDEIRA, Scientist, Carnegie Institution Department of Global Ecology

Fighting Climate Change: Sinking Carbon and Raising Living Standards

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FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE

LARRY BRILLIANT, Executive Director, Google.org
ANDREA GARDNER, Sustainable Solutions Manager, CH2M Hill
AD MELKERT, Undersecretary of the United Nations, Associate Administrator, United Nations Development Programme
NANCY PFUND, Managing Director, JPMorgan
GREG DALTON, Vice President, Commonwealth Club-Moderator

SINKING CARBON AND RAISING LIVING STANDARDS

While many Californians consider buying hybrid cars and unplugging

Global Climate Change in the Decades Ahead: Fact Versus Fiction

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Rob Dunbar, Professor of Earth Science, Senior Fellow, Stanford’s Woods Institute for the Environment and Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Dunbar takes a fresh look at the controversy surrounding the global warming crisis. He discusses unprecedented changes in the environment, focusing on air-sea interactions, tropical marine ecosystems, polar climate and the transfer of chemicals between organisms and environments. Read more »

Where Would Google Drill?

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Where Would Google Drill?

Eric Schmidt, CEO, Google
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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California
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Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chair of the Nobel Peace Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); Director General, Energy and Resources Institute in New Delhi

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Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chair of the Nobel Peace Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); Director General, Energy and Resources Institute in New Delhi
Mary Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board (CARB)
Ray Lane, Managing partner of venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Read more »

James Howard Kunstler, Author of "The Long Emergency" & "The Geography of Nowhere"

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Author, The Long Emergency,


James Howard Kunstler is an author, social critic, public speaker, and blogger. He is best known for his books The Geography of Nowhere (1994), a history of American suburbia and urban development, and the more recent The Long Emergency (2005), where he argues that declining oil production is likely to result in the end of industrialized society as we know it and force Americans to live in localized, agrarian communities. Read more »

Sherry Boshert, Author of "PLUG-IN CARS: HOW TO GET ONE AND WHY"

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Sherry Boshert, Author of "PLUG-IN CARS: HOW TO GET ONE AND WHY"