Ellen Hanak, Director, Water Policy, Public Policy Institute of California Felicia Marcus, Chair, California State Water Resources Board
With the severity of California’s drought starting to sink in, urban and agricultural users are sparring over who should do more to step up. Lawns are getting killed. Should almond trees be next? Alfalfa or cotton? Is Governor Brown’s plan a good one? Is he playing favorites?
A discussion about a dry year and what could be a long, dry run in our semi-arid state.
Gina McCarthy, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
As Mitt Romney’s “Green Quarterback,” Gina McCarthy played a key role in helping the Massachusetts Governor craft a plan to protect the climate and grow the economy. Now she’s the point person for President Obama’s effort to do the same thing on a national scale. Read more »
George Lakoff, Professor of Linguistics, UC Berkeley Kari Norgaard, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Oregon Per Espen Stoknes, Economist; Psychologist; Author, What We Think About When We Try not to Think About Global WarmingRead more »
Ken Caldeira, Atmospheric Scientist, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford Albert Lin, Professor, UC Davis School of Law Jane Long, Co-chair, Task Force on Geoengineering, Bipartisan Policy Center Read more »
Richard Martin, Author, Coal Wars: The Future of Energy and the Fate of the Planet Additional Panelists TBA
Coal is taking a beating in the United States but it is gaining market share in Asia. Coal-fired electricity is lifting people out of poverty. It is also frying the sky. Will banning coal exports impact domestic prices and international carbon pollution?
Join us for a journey from the mines of Wyoming to China’s coal region.
Net Zero Homes
6:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Sven Thesen, Owner, Net Zero home Ann Edminster, Green Home Consultant; Author, Energy Free: Homes for a Small Planet Daniel Simons, Principal, David Baker ArchitectsRead more »