Climate One

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Hillary Clinton

Fri, Oct 15 2010 - 7:00pm

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

With a bruised economy and developing countries on the rise, can the United States still lead the world in the 21st century? What challenges do soaring budget deficits, globalization and an unstable climate present for U.S. national interests? Can America's tradition of innovative ideas and technology keep us ahead of the world's biggest problems? How can educating and empowering women around the world help reduce carbon emissions and raise living standards? Read more »

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Climate Fix?

Fri, Oct 15 2010 - 12:00pm

The Climate Fix?

Roger Pielke, Professor, University of Colorado

What’s the most efficient way to minimize the impacts of climate change? Public policy? Massive funding of new technology? Buying off emerging countries that will soon emit most of the world’s carbon pollution? Pielke, who is affiliated with The Breakthrough Institute, is critical of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He’ll explain why and offer his take on the state of climate science. Read more »

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Storms of My Grandchildren

Thu, Oct 14 2010 - 7:00pm

Storms of My Grandchildren

James Hansen, Climate Scientist; Author

A pioneer in climate science, Hansen testified at Al Gore’s seminal Congressional hearings on global warming in the late 1980s. Several years ago, when the federal government tried to muzzle climate scientists and computer models suggested tipping points were near, Hansen came out swinging. He was arrested at a demonstration against coal, and has become increasingly outspoken about the urgency of moving to cleaner fuels to run our economy. Read more »

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In the Balance: Energy, Economy & Environment

Tue, Oct 12 2010 - 6:00pm

In the Balance: Energy, Economy and Environment

Part of The Chevron California Innovation Series

Raj Atluru, Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Ralph Cavanagh, Energy Co-director, Natural Resources Defense Council
Cathy Reheis-Boyd, President, Western States Petroleum Association
Jack Stewart, President, California Manufacturers and Technology Association
Virgil Welch, Special Assistant to the Chairman, California Air Resources Board
Greg Dalt Read more »

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Solar Surge

Fri, Oct 8 2010 - 12:00pm

Solar Surge? 

John Woolard, CEO, BrightSource Energy
Karen Douglas, Chairman, California Energy Commission
Lisa Hoyos, California Director, Apollo Alliance
Greg Dalton, Climate One - Moderator

After decades of fits and starts, is solar power finally hitting the big time? BrightSource Energy is about to break ground on one of the largest solar power plants in the world. Read more »

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Carbon Warriors: Roz Savage and David Kroodsma

Tue, Sep 28 2010 - 12:00pm

Carbon Warriors: Roz Savage and David Kroodsma

This program is cancelled

Roz Savage, Ocean Rower; Author
David Kroodsma, Cyclist; Author

Greg Dalton, Climate One - Moderator

Roz Savage rowed a small boat 8,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean, alone - a radical career change for a woman who used to work as a management consultant in a cubicle in London. Read more »

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Arnold Schwarzenegger

Mon, Sep 27 2010 - 12:00pm

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger: Green Light or Red Light Ahead? 

Generously underwritten by PG&E

When Californians choose a successor to Governor Schwarzenegger this November, will the state stay the course on clean energy or take a new approach? Have recent energy laws brought investment capital  into the state or have they increased costs for companies and consumers? Has California’s central climate change law, AB 32, spurred new jobs and innovation or stifled business? Read more »

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Salt, Oil and Carbon

Wed, Sep 8 2010 - 6:00pm

Salt, Oil and Carbon
 
Jane Lubchenco
, Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Nancy Sutley, Chair, Council on Environmental Quality, the White House
 
How well is the U.S. government managing the BP oil debacle? Will stricter review of offshore oil drilling hurt the economy? Where did all the oil go? Oil sloshing around the Gulf of Mexico is just one disaster unfolding in the world's oceans. Trash heaps, acidification, and declining fish stocks all point to an ecosystem out of balance. Read more »

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Cradle to California

Tue, Sep 7 2010 - 6:30pm

Cradle to California

This program is sold out

William McDonough, Architect and Author, Cradle to Cradle

American architect McDonough and German chemist Michael Braungart started the Cradle to Cradle revolution in manufacturing and design. Now they want to drive that integrated thinking deeper into the heart of capitalism. How? By creating a startup in Silicon Valley. Read more »

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L. Hunter Lovins: Making the Case for a New Energy Economy

Wed, Aug 25 2010 - 7:00pm

Making the Case for a Renewed Energy Economy

This program has been postponed

L. Hunter Lovins, President and Founder, Natural Capitalism Solutions

A Time “Hero of the Planet,” Lovins makes the economic case for moving aggressively to solve such challenges as global warming, peak oil and the vulnerability of our energy infrastructure. Read more »

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