September 2010

Fossil Fuels + Dependence = Security Risks?

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Fossil Fuels + Dependence = Security Risks?

 

Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn, United States Navy, Retired

 

What do military officers think about the United States’ reliance on oil? One group of retired brass concluded that it threatens economic stability and national security. Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn (retired) says the 12 people studied scientific data and energy models for more than a year and concluded that the Pentagon should clearly integrate energy and climate change into its strategy and operations. What's that mean? Read more »

Is Your God Green?

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Is Your God Green?

 

Reverend Sally Bingham, Interfaith Power and Light
Senior Rabbi Stephen Pearce, Temple Emanu-El

 

What would Jesus say about climate change? What does the Torah say about stewardship of God's creation? Leaders from different religious traditions discuss how their respective philosophies and scriptures guide their approach to today's energy challenges. They'll also address how congregations around the country are getting involved in the movement to build a cleaner energy future.

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Geo-engineering: Global Salvation or Ruin?

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Geo-engineering: Global Salvation or Ruin?

 

Ken Caldeira, Professor, Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution
Albert Lin, Professor, UC Davis School of Law
David Whelan, Chief Scientist, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems

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After Copenhagen: What Now?

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After Copenhagen: What Now?

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Chris Martenson: Oil, Water and Climate

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Chris Martenson: Oil, Water and Climate

 

A former employee of the International Energy Agency told the Guardian newspaper recently that figures about worldwide oil supplies are exaggerated. That supported what peak oil adherents such as Martenson have been saying for years. In addition to oil, he discusses how the intertwining effects of the economy and environment will coalesce to shape a future radically different from the past.

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The King of Coal, Prince of Wind? Dave Freudenthal, Governor of Wyoming

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The King of Coal, Prince of Wind?

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Panel: Scaling Up Solar Power in California

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Sun Up: Scaling Solar Power in California

 

Bob Epstein, Founder, Environmental Entrepreneurs
Mike Peevey, Chair, California Public Utilities Commission
Mike Splinter, CEO, Applied Materials
Nancy McFadden, Senior Vice President, PG&E

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Drill, Baby, Spill

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Drill, Baby, Spill

 

Jim Boyd, Vice Chair, California Energy Commission
Michael Brune, Executive Director, Sierra Club
Dan Miller, Managing Director, The Roda Group
Catherine Reheis-Boyd, President, Western States Petroleum Association

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Reporter's Roundtable

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Reporter's Roundtable

Are electric cars ready for prime time? And is California hitting the brakes on its climate legislation? Our reporter's roundtable discusses all these issues and more with environmental reporter Todd Woody and Craig Miller of KQED's Climate Watch.

This program was recorded live on May 13, 2010

National Ocean Policy: Working to Protect Our Oceans and Resources

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Sarah Chasis, Director of Ocean Initiative, Natural Resources Defense Council
Julie Packard, Executive Director, Monterey Bay Aquarium
Michael Thuss, Director and Member, Texas Water Conservancy Association Read more »