Upcoming Events: Climate One

Wed 4/15

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Net Zero: Homes, Offices and Waste

Date: Wed, April 15, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Discussing the possibility of net zero energy and waste.

Net Zero Homes and Offices
6:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Sven Thesen, Owner, Net Zero home
David Baker, Architect, First Passive Certified Home in San Francisco

Net Zero Waste
7:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Kevin Drew, Residential Zero Waste Coordinator, San Francisco Department of the Environment
Additional Panelists TBA

Zero is the new hundred. Designing and operating a home that generates as much energy as it uses used to be a theoretical concept. Now it’s becoming a reality. Some homes are also catching as much water as they use. Pricey? Sure. But not as pricey as you might think. We’ll discuss real homes that are exploring the boundaries of efficient living without reducing comfort.

San Francisco aims to produce zero waste by 2020. Is that really possible in a city with a booming economy and growing population? The city is ahead of the curve but policy, culture and psychology need to come together to reach the finish line. Other cities and universities are joining in and shaping the habits of big institutions and future generations.

?In addition to talking trash, at this event Climate One staff will invite others to join them in the 5-Day Trash On Your Back challenge. Will you join us in carrying on your back in a plastic bag all the items you would otherwise put in landfill? We will compost and recycle items that Bay Area citizens devoutly place in those streams. Everything else goes into the bag and on your back. Take it to work, on your commute, and to that soccer game. Yep, there is no “away.” Snap a photo of your experience and share it on social media. On April 22nd, those who complete the challenge will gather at The Club to weigh their bags, share their stories, and exchange high fives. Are you in? Join us on April 15th to get started.

Wed 4/22

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Coal Wars

Date: Wed, April 22, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
With author Richard Martin

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.

Tue 4/28

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Hank Paulson: Dealing with China

Date: Tue, April 28, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM

Hank Paulson, Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury; Author, Dealing with China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower

For decades Hank Paulson has enjoyed rare access to the highest levels of China’s ruling elite. As head of Goldman Sachs, Paulson was pivotal in opening up China to private enterprise. As Treasury secretary, he encouraged trade with the newly emerging economic powerhouse and safeguarded the teetering U.S. financial system. He created the Strategic Economic Dialogue with what is now the world's second-largest economy. He also is co-chair of Risky Business, a project that quantifies and publicizes the economic risks from a changing climate.

Join us for a conversation with one of America’s top deal makers about dealing with an economic superpower.


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
Additional Panelists TBA

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 issued a report cautiously endorsing research into such techniques known as geo-engineering. Join us for a discussion of hacking the climate to cool the Earth.

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?

Per Espen Stoknes, Economist; Psychologist; Author, What We Think About When We Try not to Think About Global Warming
Additional Speakers TBA

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 5/27

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Dr Sylvia Earle and David de Rothschild: Two Generations, One Big Ocean

Date: Wed, May 27, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
An intergenerational conversation between two adventurers.

Sylvia Earle, Ocean Explorer; National Geographic Explorer in Residence; Founder, Mission Blue and SEAlliance
David de Rothschild, National Geographic Explorer; Environmentalist
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 7000 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. In the same vein, David de Rothschild is an adventurer and activist who utilizes voyages to the world's remote reaches to bring attention to global environmental issues—his recent exploits include a 2010 crossing of the Pacific Ocean in The Plastiki, a catamaran constructed out of 12,500 recycled plastic bottles. De Rothschild, who was designated as a Climate Hero and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, has also demonstrated his ability to cut across mediums as the founder of MYOO, an online community dedicated to giving nature a voice. We hope you can join us for an intergenerational conversation between these two adventurers devoted to saving the oceans.