J. Keith Gilless, Dean of the College of Natural Resources; Chair, California State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection
California wildfires used to be a seasonal challenge in rather remote parts of the state. Now they are burning nearly year-round and spreading from the urban-rural interface to more of the state’s urban and coastal population. What is driving California’s "hellfires"? How are they hitting the state treasury, environment and public health?
A conversation about the California dream lived in a hot and smoky world.
Jonathan Rose, Co-Founder, The Garrison Institute; Author, The Well Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life Peter Calthorpe, Architect; Urban Designer; Planner Read more »
David Baker, Energy Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle John Geesman, Attorney, Dickson Geesman LLP Dian Grueneich , Former Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission Michael Shellenberger, President, Environmental Progress
Will closing the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant raise or lower California’s carbon pollution? Is it a deal with the devil or bold leadership?
General Keith Alexander (Ret.), Founder and CEO, IronNet Cybersecurity; Former Head, U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency Alfred R. Berkeley, Director, World Economic Forum USA; Co-Author, The New Paradigm for Cyber Security David Mount, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Read more »
Charles Ferguson, Oscar-Winning Director, Inside Job
This documentary from Academy Award winner Charles Ferguson examines the power of climate solutions already available. Through interviews with world-renowned entrepreneurs, innovators and brave individuals living on the front lines of climate change, Ferguson takes an In-depth look at the remarkable people working to save our economy and planet.
Post-screening conversation with Charles Ferguson and Climate One’s Greg Dalton.
Scott Greaten, Executive Director, Friends of the Eel River Michael Sutton, Former President, California Fish and Game Commission
Growing pot indoors consumes large amounts of water and energy. Growing illegal weed outdoors often involves trespassing on national or state parks. Runoff from cannabis farms pollutes streams and ecosystems. Could legalizing marijuana in California result in more efficient harvesting that uses less water and results in less environmental destruction? Read more »