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Geo-Engineering: Global Salvation or Ruin?

Tue, Feb 23 2010 - 6:00pm

Geo-engineering: Global Salvation or Ruin?

Ken Caldeira, Professor, Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution
Albert Lin, Professor, UC Davis School of Law
David Whelan, Chief Scientist, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems

Should humans address man-made rising temperatures and sea levels by tinkering further with Mother Nature? A lively debate about such geo-engineering burst into the mainstream recently with reference to Caldeira’s work in the final chapter of the popular book SuperFreakonomics. Read more »

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After Copenhagen

Tue, Feb 9 2010 - 6:00pm

After Copenhagen: What Now?

This program is now occurring on February 2

Emily Adler, Partnership Director, Alliance for Climate Education
Louis Blumberg, Director, California Climate Change, The Nature Conservancy
Tony Brunello, Deputy Secretary for Climate Change and Energy, California Natural Resources Agency
Caitlin Grey, Student, Alameda High School
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After Copenhagen: What Happened? What Now?

Tue, Feb 2 2010 - 6:00pm

After Copenhagen: What Now?

This program is sold out

Emily Adler, Partnership Director, Alliance for Climate Education
Louis Blumberg, Director, California Climate Change, The Nature Conservancy
Tony Brunello, Deputy Secretary for Climate Change and Energy, California Natural Resources Agency
Leslie Durschinger, Managing Partner, Terra Global Capital
Caitlin Grey, Student, Alameda High School
Dan Jacobson Read more »

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The Peak: Oil and Climate Change

Tue, Jan 26 2010 - 6:00pm

The Peak: Oil and Climate Change 

This program is sold out

Chris Martenson, Author 

A former employee of the International Energy Agency told the Guardian newspaper recently that figures about worldwide oil supplies are exaggerated. That supported what peak oil adherents such as Martenson have been saying for years. In addition to oil, he discusses how the intertwining effects of the economy and environment will coalesce to shape a future radically different from the past. Read more »

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The King of Coal. Prince of Wind?

Thu, Jan 21 2010 - 6:00pm

The King of Coal

Dave Freudenthal, Governor, Wyoming

With America’s largest deposits of coal and uranium, Wyoming sends massive amounts of energy to California and the rest of the country. Governor Freudenthal is trying to chart a new path for an extraction state where half the people don’t believe global warming is real. He’s looking to cleaner ways of using coal and believes natural gas is a winner, for fueling transportation or generating electricity. Read more »

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Sun Up: Scaling Solar Power in California

Tue, Jan 12 2010 - 6:00pm

Sun Up: Scaling Solar Power in California

This program is sold out

Bob Epstein, Founder, Environmental Entrepreneurs
Mike Peevey, Chair, California Public Utilities Commission
Mike Splinter, CEO, Applied Materials
Nancy McFadden, Senior Vice President, PG&E

Solar power is surging in popularity as a renewable energy source, yet still remains a small part of California’s overall energy supply. Read more »

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James Lentz: The Future of Cars and the Auto Industry

Tue, Nov 17 2009 - 6:00pm

The Future of Cars and the Auto Industry

James Lentz, President/COO, Toyota, USA, Inc.

Toyota is known for creativity and a commitment to sustainable development, but is it enough in today's ultra-competitive globalized car industry? Come hear the unique perspective of industry veteran Lentz, who launched the innovative Scion brand in 2001, on what automakers are doing to ensure vehicles are a benefit, not a burden, to society and what future designs may be on the horizon. Read more »

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Saving Civilization Is not a Spectator Sport

Tue, Nov 10 2009 - 12:00pm

Saving Civilization Is Not a Spectator Sport

Lester Brown, President, Earth Policy Institute

Brown sees concern in the merging of world food and energy economies. Putting corn ethanol in gas tanks and grain-intensive food (beef) into more human bellies will drive up commodity prices and exacerbate fresh water scarcity. Though he believes the Earth is under stress, Brown is hopeful, in part because for the first time since the Industrial Revolution we have begun investing in energy sources that can last forever. Read more »

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Down to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse

Mon, Nov 9 2009 - 12:00pm

Down to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse 

David Orr, Professor, Environmental Studies and Politics, Oberlin College

Due to our refusal to live within the Earth’s natural limits, we now face a multitude of problems that will have a severe negative impact on human civilization. Orr, an expert on environmental literacy and ecological design, further argues that political negligence, an economy driven by insatiable consumption and a disregard for future generations are only adding to our plethora of environmental challenges. Read more »

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What's Science Got to Do with Climate Change?

Tue, Nov 3 2009 - 12:00pm

What’s Science Got to Do with Climate Change?

Stephen Schneider, Professor of Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, Stanford

Greg Dalton, Founder, Climate One

What risks does the changing climate pose to the global economy and how can we manage those risks? Rather than betting so much on a cap-and-trade regime for carbon pollution, Schneider says policymakers should fund more research to invent our way to a greener economy. Read more »

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