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Eric Schmidt Steps Aside as Google's CEO

Google's Eric Schmidt announced today that he was stepping aside as CEO of the online giant and assuming the role as executive chairman.

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Climate One Online

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 You can catch up on all of the latest actions of The Commonwealth Club's Climate One program series on its website and blog.

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Can Feedback Loops Inspire Idle Humans to Slash Energy Consumption?

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By Ellen Cohan

As environmentalists paint an ever-foreboding future, many Americans agree that reducing our collective and individual carbon footprints will be better for our planet and our wallets. However, the gap between opinion and action remains wide. A recent posited that employing positive feedback loops in our daily lives could change that. Read more »

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Dan Akerson Climate One Program on C-SPAN 3 & 2

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C-SPAN 3 will air our recent program with General Motors CEO Dan Akerson (in conversation with Climate One Director Greg Dalton) today at 4 p.m. and again at 10:10 p.m. (both times Pacific Time). And if you're an early riser, you can also catch it on C-SPAN 2 at 6 a.m. Pacific time tomorrow (Tuesday) morning.

Or you can just use your digital video recorder and sleep in tomorrow.

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General Motors in America's Heartland

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By Greg Dalton

General Motors has decided to discontinue funding of the Heartland Institute, an organization that downplays the risks of climate disruption, three weeks after GM Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson was asked about it during a Climate One radio interview. GM spokesman Dave Barthmuss confirmed the move yesterday. Read more »

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U.S. Energy Secretary and Business Leaders

Hal Harvey, CEO, Energy Innovation

Danny Kennedy, Co-Founder and Strategic Advisor, Sungevity

Lyndon Rive, Co-Founder and CEO, SolarCity

Ernest Moniz, U.S. Secretary of Energy Read more »

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Cigarettes & Tailpipes: Tales of Two Industries

Lowell Bergman, Investigative Journalist Stanton Glantz, Director, Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, University of California San Francisco Kenneth Kimmell, President, Union of Concerned Scientists Bill Reilly, Former Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Senior Advisor, TPG Capital Oil companies have long used a page from tobacco companies' playbook by vigorously denying evidence that using their product as directed causes societal harm.
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Earth Day with Climate One: Learning Green

Increasingly, we understand how the issue of climate change is actually a youth issue. It is they who will inherit the changed planet, and it is they will be tasked with cleaning it up. On the weekend of Earth Day, Climate One will host an exciting, multi-part event exploring how this is changing the landscape for young adults. At “Learning Green and Earning Green,” we will discuss careers available to young professionals looking to have an impact and how education is changing to support that.
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The Health Hazards of One Degree

Rachel Morello, Professor, Environmental Science, Policy and Management, UC Berkeley School of Public Health Linda Rudolph, Director, Center for Climate Change and Health, Public Health Institute The reframing of cigarette smoke as a public health issue was a turning point in the tobacco wars. Can the same happen with climate change? Rising temperatures are implicated in recent health risks from the Zika virus to the algae blooms creating toxic soup in the Great Lakes and Pacific Ocean.
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Cowspiracy: Revelation or Cheap Trick?

Kip Andersen, Filmmaker, Cowspiracy and What the Health Nicolette Hahn Niman, Author, Defending Beef Jonathan Kaplan, Director, Food and Agriculture Program, National Resources Defense Council Are environmentalists afraid of stepping in cow dung? The documentary film Cowspiracy contends that large environmental groups are turning a blind eye to the harmful effects cattle have on ecosystems and human health.
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