Upcoming Events: Climate One

Tue 12/16

Image - Dr. Jane Lubchenco: The Stephen Schneider Award

Dr. Jane Lubchenco: The Stephen Schneider Award

Date: Tue, December 16, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM
Former Administrator for the NOAA

Climate Denial, Education, and Politics

Naomi Oreskes, Professor of the History of Science, Harvard; Co-Author, Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco to Global Warming
Joe Romm, Founding Editor, Climate Progress; Author, Language Intelligence: Lessons on Persuasion from Jesus, Shakespeare, Lincoln, and Lady Gaga
Eugenie Scott, Chair, National Center for Science Education

The story of human-caused climate disruption includes tales of distortion and deception that date to the Cold War. That history is told in a new documentary film from Jeff Skoll based on the book Merchants of Doubt. More recently, the battle for public opinion about global warming has also played out in conflicts over teaching climate in schools. In the political realm, most Americans accept climate change and want action, but that attitude is not reflected in Congress. This opening discussion will explore the messaging wars over climate with a historian, an educator and a leading communicator.

 
Dr. Jane Lubchenco: The Stephen Schneider Award
 
Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D. Ecology, Harvard; Former Administrator, NOAA; Former President of AAAS
 
As droughts, fires and rising temperatures continue to make headlines, 2014 is on track to be another record year for extreme weather. No one has had a better view of raging weather than Jane Lubchenco. While she ran the NOAA, the country experienced nearly 800 tornadoes, suffered Super Storm Sandy and other major hurricanes, raging floods and tsunamis. Scientists say that burning fossil fuels increases the likelihood of such weird weather and is having devastating impacts on oceans. What does the latest science say about climate impacts on the U.S. economy and ecosystems? How did science become a political issue? We’ll discuss these questions and more with the person who led the creation of the most ambitious National Climate Assessment ever conducted.
 

Dr. Lubchenco will receive the $15,000 Stephen Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication, awarded each year in memory of the late Stanford scientist Stephen H. Schneider. Dr. Schneider was a founding father of modern climate science, a fearless communicator and the first member of the Climate One Advisory Council. He passed away in 2010. Shortly thereafter Climate One established the award to recognize people who create new understanding in the physical and social sciences and communicate their discoveries to a broad public. Previous recipients are Richard Alley of Penn State University, former NASA scientist James Hansen and Nicholas Stern, former chief economist of the World Bank.

Thu 1/15

Image - Dr Sylvia Earle and David de Rothschild: Two Generations, One Big Ocean
This event is Rescheduled

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

Date: Thu, January 15, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
This program is rescheduled to January 21, 2015

Sylvia Earle, Ph.D., 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 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. 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.

Wed 1/21

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

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

Date: Wed, January 21, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
This program is rescheduled from January 15, 2015

Sylvia Earle, Ph.D., 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 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. 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.