Climate One

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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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Jackie Speier: What Is a Woman Worth?

Tue, Aug 24 2010 - 6:00pm

What Is a Woman Worth?

Jackie Speier, Member of Congress, (D-CA)
Jan Yanehiro, Director of Multimedia Communications, Academy of Art University; Broadcast Journalist - Moderator

With more than 20 years in national, state and local political work, Speier has set precedents for women and what they are worth in creating state and national politics and policies. Read more »

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Power Shift: The US Navy And Global Energy Reform

Mon, Aug 16 2010 - 6:30pm

Power Shift: The U.S. Navy and Global Energy Reform 

Ray Mabus, Secretary of the U.S. Navy

Do biofuels really have enough oomph to power jet fighters and battleships? The Department of the Navy is already testing blends of renewable and traditional fuels and sees that as the way of the future. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus outlined an ambitious plan last fall mandating that half of the department's energy consumption, ashore and afloat, come from alternative sources by 2020. Read more »

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Ed Markey

Fri, Aug 13 2010 - 12:00pm

Rep. Ed Markey: Cap and Fade?

Member of Congress (D-MA)

Now that the U.S. Senate has punted on an economy-wide climate bill, the future of any legislation limiting carbon pollution is in doubt. Will Congress manage to pass anything meaningful this year? A cap on emissions from electric utilities? Is it time for states, cities and corporations to light the way? What impact will California's upcoming election have on the national power debate? Read more »

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Shai Agassi: A Better Model?

Mon, Jul 12 2010 - 6:45pm

Shai Agassi: A Better Model?

Please note that this event is now occurring at the SF Club Office

Founder and CEO, Better Place

In conversation with Greg Dalton, Founder, Climate One

INFORUM’s Next 21st Century Visionary Award

HSBC led a consortium that injected $350 million into Better Place, a company building a network of battery swap-and-charge stations that could greatly expand the range of all-electric vehicles. Read more »

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Hot, Wet, and Uncertain

Fri, Jul 9 2010 - 12:00pm

Hot, Wet and Uncertain

Wieslaw Maslowski, Research Professor, Naval Post Graduate School
Will Travis, Executive Director, Bay Area Conservation and Development Commission
Andrew J. Gunther, Executive Director, Center for Ecosystem Management and Restoration

What do scientists predict the Earth will be like in a few decades? Read more »

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America's Climate War

Thu, Jun 24 2010 - 6:30pm

America’s Climate War

Eric Pooley, Deputy Editor, Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Why is the national conversation about America’s energy future so polarized? Who are the true believers, power brokers and climate-change deniers working the halls of power in Washington? The political story of global warming includes colorful characters from activists chaining themselves to bulldozers and powerful lobbyists in the West Wing of President Obama’s administration. Read more »

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Merchants of Doubt

Fri, Jun 11 2010 - 12:00pm

Merchants of Doubt

Note new time!

Erik Conway, Historian, California Institute of Technology    

What do tobacco and fossil fuels have in common? A handful of scientists were able to obscure the truth about both threats to public well-being, according to author Conway. “Doubt is our product,” one tobacco executive reportedly said. Oil and coal companies borrowed a page from that playbook and have used it effectively to cast a cloud over climate science. The result? Read more »

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