Commonwealth National Podcast

Climate Security (3/13/2009)

Duration: 
32:05

Andrew Vincent Alder, Senior Fellow, Institute for Environmental Security
Holmes Hummel, Lecturer, Climate Policy, University of California, Berkeley
Tom Spencer, Vice Chair, The Institute for Climate Security
Greg Dalton, Vice President, The Commonwealth Club, Moderator

What is the geopolitical context in which the “Carbon Quad” – The United States, European Union, China and India – are posturing regarding a global deal to reduce carbon pollution? What is the potential impact of the dwindling snow pack in the Tibetan plateau? How does water stress factor into the climate equation internationally and in California? A fast and furious roundtable explores these issues and touches on the lessons of the European Union Emission Trading Scheme, which is something of a model for the United States.

This roundtable discussion was recorded on March 13, 2009.