Anna M. Michalak, Carnegie Institution for Science Abrahm Lustgarten, Reporter, Pro Publica
The drought in the American west is making people painfully aware of the food-water-energy nexus. Will this crisis finally drive fundamental change in the understanding and use of water? Stories from the Central Valley and insights from academia. Read more »
Ellen Hanak, Director, Water Policy, Public Policy Institute of California Felicia Marcus, Chair, California State Water Resources Board Paul Wenger, President, California Farm Bureau Federation Marguerite Young, Director, Ward 3, East Bay Municipal Utility District BoardRead more »
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 »