Upcoming Events: Climate One

Fri 5/8

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Hacking the Climate

Date: Fri, May 08, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
With Ken Caldeira, Atmospheric Scientist

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

Could the world get so hot that humanity is tempted to break the glass and spray heat-deflecting gases into the sky? The National Academy of Sciences recently issues a report cautiously endorsing research into such techniques known as geoengineering. But big questions remain about who would oversee experiments such as tinkering with clouds so they reflect more of the Sun’s heat and cool the Earth. What group of humans could be trusted with such God-like powers?

Join us for a discussion of hacking the climate to buy some time for humanity.

Tue 5/12

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Climate Cognition

Date: Tue, May 12, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Are humans wired to deal with climate reality?

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 Warming

Signs of dangerous climate disruption are everywhere, and yet many people are going about business as usual. What’s up with that? Are humans wired to deal with climate reality?

Building a clean economy can be a positive and empowering story. The key lies at the intersection of economics, psychology and emotional intelligence.

Wed 5/13

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Gina McCarthy

Date: Wed, May 13, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
A conversation about clean energy.

Gina McCarthy, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

As Mitt Romney’s “Green Quarterback,” Gina McCarthy played a key role in helping the Massachusetts Governor craft a plan to protect the climate and grow the economy. Now she’s the point person for President Obama’s effort to do the same thing on a national scale.

The Obama administration’s clean power plan is similar to regulations first proposed in the 1990s. In addition to its impact on U.S. industry, it underpins the U.S. position going into the UN climate summit in Paris later this year. Supporters say it is a crucial move to clean up the air. Critics say it is a job killer and may be unconstitutional.

Join America’s top environmental protector for a conversation about clean energy, the coal wars, green jobs and more.

Wed 5/27

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Dr. Sylvia Earle: One Big Ocean

Date: Wed, May 27, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
An ocean pioneer.

Sylvia Earle, Ocean Explorer; National Geographic Explorer in Residence; Founder, Mission Blue and SEAlliance
Greg Dalton, Founder, Climate One – Moderator

Dr. Sylvia Earle – fondly dubbed “Her Deepness” by The New York Times – holds the women’s record for the deepest ocean dive and has led more than 100 undersea expeditions, logging more than 7,000 hours underwater. Formerly chief scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Dr. Earle has garnered countless international honors and played a leading role as researcher and educator capable of crossing any barrier – whether it be linguistic, geographic or a seemingly impassible ocean depth.

Thu 7/16

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Greening Asia

Date: Thu, July 16, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
With two of Asia’s most respected journalists

Mark Clifford, Executive Director, Asia Business Council; Author, The Greening of Asia
Orville Schell, Director, Center on U.S.-China Relations, Asia Society New York; Former Dean, Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley

Asia’s booming economies have thrived following the well-trodden path of “industrialize now and clean up later.” Citizens and companies realize that the time to clean up is now. Dirty air, foul water and hellishly overcrowded cities are threatening to choke the continent's impressive prosperity. From solar and wind power to green buildings and electric cars, Asian companies have the cash, technology and government support to disrupt markets and solve social problems, ranging from local air and water pollution to climate change.

Join us for a conversation with two of Asia’s most respected journalists about the future of sustainable business in the world’s most vibrant economies.