Sylvia Earle, Ocean Explorer; National Geographic Explorer in Residence; Founder, Mission Blue and SEAlliance David de Rothschild, National Geographic Explorer; Environmentalist Greg Dalton, Founder, Climate One – Moderator Read more »
Ken Caldeira, Atmospheric Scientist, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford Additional Panelists TBA
Could the world get so hot that humanity is tempted to break the glass and spray heat-deflecting gases into the sky? The National Academy of Sciences recently issued a report cautiously endorsing research into such techniques known as geo-engineering. Join us for a discussion of hacking the climate to cool the Earth.
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. Join us for a journey from the mines of Wyoming to China’s coal region.
Gary Cook, Senior Policy Analyst, Greenpeace International Lori Duval, Global Director, Green, eBay Christina Page, Global Director, Energy and Sustainability Strategy, Yahoo! Bill Weihl, Sustainability Guru, Facebook Read more »
Kathryn Sullivan, Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Louise Bedsworth, Deputy Director, California Governor's Office of Planning and Research
How can we make sense of all the wacky weather around the country? The American West is hot and dry and the East is seeing massive snowstorms and wicked cold temperatures. Scientists say that we should expect dry periods to get drier and wet periods to get wetter. As columnist Thomas Friedman says, global warming is really global weirding. Read more »
Jason Bordoff, Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University; Former Special Advisor to President Obama, National Security Council Staff Bill Reilly, Former Board Member, ConocoPhillips; Senior Advisor, TPG Capital Kate Gordon, Senior VP and Director, Energy & Climate Program, Next Generation Read more »
Jason Mark, Editor, Earth Island Journal Kim Stanley Robinson, Author, 2312
The notion that humans can fundamentally alter the biochemistry of something as big as the Earth’s atmosphere is science fiction to some people. While politicians debate whether climate change is real, authors and filmmakers are tackling the far out notions in a new genre called Climate Fiction or Cli-Fi. How wild could a hot and crowded world get? Read more »