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 article in Wired posited that employing positive feedback loops in our daily lives could change that. Read more »
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.
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 »
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.
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.
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.
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.