George Lakoff, Professor of Linguistics, UC Berkeley Kari Norgaard, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Oregon Per Espen Stoknes, Economist; Psychologist; Author, What We Think About When We Try not to Think About Global WarmingRead more »
Ken Caldeira, Atmospheric Scientist, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford Albert Lin, Professor, UC Davis School of Law Jane Long, Co-chair, Task Force on Geoengineering, Bipartisan Policy Center Read more »
Richard Martin, Author, Coal Wars: The Future of Energy and the Fate of the Planet Additional Panelists TBA
Coal is taking a beating in the United States but it is gaining market share in Asia. Coal-fired electricity is lifting people out of poverty. It is also frying the sky. Will banning coal exports impact domestic prices and international carbon pollution?
Join us for a journey from the mines of Wyoming to China’s coal region.
Net Zero Homes
6:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Sven Thesen, Owner, Net Zero home Ann Edminster, Green Home Consultant; Author, Energy Free: Homes for a Small Planet Daniel Simons, Principal, David Baker ArchitectsRead more »
Gary Cook, Senior Policy Analyst, Greenpeace International Lori Duval, Global Director, Green, eBay Christina Page, Global Director, Energy and Sustainability Strategy, Yahoo! Bill Weihl, Sustainability Guru, Facebook Read more »
Kathryn Sullivan, Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Louise Bedsworth, Deputy Director, California Governor's Office of Planning and Research
How can we make sense of all the wacky weather around the country? The American West is hot and dry and the East is seeing massive snowstorms and wicked cold temperatures. Scientists say that we should expect dry periods to get drier and wet periods to get wetter. As columnist Thomas Friedman says, global warming is really global weirding. Read more »
Jason Bordoff, Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University; Former Special Advisor to President Obama, National Security Council Staff Bill Reilly, Former Board Member, ConocoPhillips; Senior Advisor, TPG Capital Kate Gordon, Senior VP and Director, Energy & Climate Program, Next Generation Read more »
Jason Mark, Editor, Earth Island Journal Kim Stanley Robinson, Author, 2312
The notion that humans can fundamentally alter the biochemistry of something as big as the Earth’s atmosphere is science fiction to some people. While politicians debate whether climate change is real, authors and filmmakers are tackling the far out notions in a new genre called Climate Fiction or Cli-Fi. How wild could a hot and crowded world get? Read more »