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American Wasteland

Mon, Mar 7 2011 - 6:00pm

American Wasteland

Jonathan Bloom, Author, American Wasteland
Michael Dimock, President, Roots of Change
A.G. Kawamura, Former Secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture

Americans generate enough food waste to fill the Rose Bowl each day. How sustainable can that be? What is the economic and environmental cost of such a system? How will climate change affect our year-round cornucopia of food? Read more »

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EVs + Smart Grid

Thu, Jan 13 2011 - 9:00am

People Power: Rethinking Electricity

Dian Grueneich, Former Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission
Mark Duvall, Director of Electric Transportation and Energy Storage, Electric Power Research Institute
Ted Howes, Partner, IDEO

How will electric utilities adapt to a world of distributed generation and choice among formerly captive customers? Will utilities become a combination of eBay and UPS, shuttling electrons between many buyers and sellers? Read more »

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Laurie David:Why Family Dinners Matter: How Every Concern Crosses Your Dinner Plate

Tue, Nov 9 2010 - 6:00pm

Why Family Dinners Matter: How Every Concern Crosses Your Dinner Plate

Laurie David, Producer, An Inconvenient Truth; Author, The Family Dinner

Research has shown that children who have regular dinners together with their parents do better in almost all areas of life, from higher grades in school to maintaining loving relationships, to avoiding bad behaviors like drugs, alcohol, and promiscuity. Read more »

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Science As A Contact Sport

Wed, Nov 3 2010 - 12:00pm
Science As A Contact Sport

Ben Santer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Noah Diffenbaugh, Professor, Environmental Earth System Science, Stanford Uninversity
Greg Dalton, Climate One - Moderator

How are the venomous personal attacks on climate scientists impacting their work? Is the scrutiny causing them to be even more cautious than they are by nature? A chilling effect? What needs to be done to make scientists better public communicators?
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Proposition 23: Job Killer or Creator?

Mon, Nov 1 2010 - 6:00pm

Proposition 23: Yes or No?

Bob Epstein, Founder, Environmental Entrepreneurs 
Nancy Floyd, Manging Director, Nth Power
Jack Stewart, President, California Manufacturers
Tom Tanton, President, T2 & Associates
Greg Dalton, Climate One - Moderator 

Is AB 32, California’s law limiting carbon pollution, a job killer or job creator? When Governor Schwarzenegger signed  AB 32 in 2006, the state’s unemployment was around 5 percent. Read more »

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The New, New Math: Calories & Carbon

Thu, Oct 21 2010 - 6:30pm

Calories and Carbon

Ken Cook, Founder and President, Environmental Working Group
Whendee Silver, Professor of Ecology, UC Berkeley; Marin Carbon Project
Helene York, Director, Bon Appetit Management Company Foundation

Improving our eating habits is one of the best ways to reduce our environmental and carbon footprint, while also  trimming our waistlines.  How do we get the biggest bang for our dietary bucks?  When it comes to climate change, are domestic steak and imported salmon created e Read more »

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Calories & Carbon

Thu, Oct 21 2010 - 6:00pm

Calories and Carbon

Improving our eating habits is one of the best ways to reduce our environmental and carbon footprint, while also trimming our waistlines. How do we get the biggest bang for our dietary bucks? When it comes to climate change, are domestic steak and imported salmon created equal?

Why does cheese generate more than twice the greenhouse gas emissions per pound compared to chicken? What about pork? How important is buying local food? What protein alternatives produce the lowest carbon footprints? Read more »

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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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