September 2010

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 »

Youth Grabbing the Wheel: Young Leaders Speak Up on Driving Down Carbon

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Youth Grabbing the Wheel: Young Leaders Speak Up on Driving Down Carbon

 

Jason Bade, 19, Stanford Student; Co-director, Green Youth Alliance; California Climate Champion
Gemma Givens, 19, UC Santa Cruz Student; Member, Indigenous Environment Network
Shreya Indukuri, 16, Harker Upper School Student; Co-founder SmartPowerEd.org
Alli Reed, UC Berkeley student; Real Food Challenge

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Cap and Charade?

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Cap and Charade?

 

Michael Shellenberger, Breakthrough Institute
Kristin Eberhard, Legal Director, Western Energy and Climate, Natural Resources Defense Council
Larry Goulder, Chair, Department of Economics, Stanford

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Vinod Khosla: Forecast or Invent Our Energy Future?

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Forecast or Invent Our Energy Future?

 

Vinod Khosla, Founder, Khosla Ventures; Former CEO, Sun Microsystems

 

Predictions of peak oil and resource scarcity are driving investments in new energy and technologies. What will determine the winners and losers? What policies are needed to drive innovation and send proper price signals? Are incremental solutions such as hybrid vehicles helpful, or does the climate challenge require huge breakthroughs at the system level?

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Global Warring with Cleo Paskal

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Global Warring

 

Cleo Paskal, Consultant, U.S. Department of Energy
Associate Fellow, Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London

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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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