Books & Writers

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Life Stories

Published in:
Tue, Apr 27 1999

Lamb, Brian - Founder and chairman, C-SPAN; author, "Booknotes: Life Stories 

 

Past event

Rule Breakers, Rule Makers

Published in:
Wed, Mar 17 1999
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Tim Flannery: Now or Never

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Tim Flannery

Chairman, Copenhagen Climate Council; Author, Now or Never: Why We Must Act Now to End Climate Change and Create a Sustainable Future

Greg Dalton, Founder, Climate One - Moderator Read more »

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Hard Truths from the Front Lines of the Sustainability Revolution

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Auden Schendler, Executive Director of Sustainability, Aspen Skiing Company; Author, Getting Green Done

What does the mechanic say when you ask him to put french fry oil in his $250,000 tractor? How do you actually make sustainability happen? Schendler will give us a peek under the hood of the green movement – what it means, in the trenches, to implement actual solutions to climate change.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on April 7, 2009.

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Clean Coal: Myth, or Reality?

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Clean Coal: Myth, or Reality?

S. Julio Friedmann, Carbon Management Program Leader, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Ray Lane, Managing Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Bruce Nilles, Director, Beyond Coal Campaign at Sierra Club
Joe Lucas, Senior Vice President, American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity
Jeff Goodell, Author, Big Coal – Moderator Read more »

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Alan Weisman, Author of "The World Without Us"

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Alan Weisman, Author of "The World Without Us"

Alan Weisman's reports from around the world have appeared in Harper's, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, Orion, Wilson Quarterly, Vanity Fair, Mother Jones, Discover, Audubon, Condé Nast Traveler, and in many anthologies, including Best American Science Writing 2006. Read more »

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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"

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Fred Krupp, President of Environmental Defense Fund

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Fred Krupp, President of Environmental Defese Fund; Author, Earth: The Sequel - The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming


The Environmental Defense Fund helped reduce acid rain in the 1990s by using market forces, and last year it played a role in the buyout of Texas utility TXU that reduced the number of planned coal-fired power plants. The advocacy group's president, Fred Krupp, believes business-friendly approaches such as carbon cap-and-trade systems are the best way to fight global warning. Read more »

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How Games Can Make a Better World

Jane McGonigal, Director of Game Research and Development, the Institute for the Future; Author, Reality Is Broken

Can problems like poverty and climate change by fixed through games? Visionary game designer McGonigal thinks it can. With more than 174 million gamers in the United States, McGonigal explores how we can save the world through the power of gaming. McGonigal is helping pioneer the fasting-growing genre of games that turns gameplay to achieve socially positive outcomes. Read more »

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Apocalypse Never: The Global Governance Architecture of a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World

Tad Daley, Ph.D., Writing Fellow, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War; Author, Apocalypse Never

Daley shares not only why we must abolish nuclear weapons, but also how he believes we can, and what the world will look like after we do. He argues that the nuclear double standard is both morally indefensible and politically unsustainable. Read more »

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