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March 11th, 2014
From Egyptian irrigation systems to Roman aqueducts to the dikes and canals of The Netherlands, the world’s civilizations have long found innovative ways to harness and...
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United States Special Envoy for Climate Change

Todd Stern believes that ardent ambition is a critical component of any climate agreement. As the Special Envoy for Climate Change at the State Department, Stern plays a...
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February 19th, 2014
The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Warsaw, Poland last year achieved modest progress toward an international agreement on reducing carbon pollution. In 2015,...
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CEO, Six Seconds; Author, Inside Change

Joshua Freedman has noticed that institutions are often more focused on fighting short-term threats than maintaining long-term sustainability. As the Chief Executive Officer...
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Author, Ecological Intelligence

Daniel Goleman contends that we're not enacting environmental change due to a flaw in our brains. As a science journalist Goleman reported on the brain and behavioral...
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Professor of Linguistics, UC Berkeley

George Lakoff believes that global warming has introduced the greatest moral crisis we have ever experienced. As a distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and...
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May 1st, 2014
  What’s really preventing us from enacting environmental change? Blame our brains, says Daniel Goleman, author of Ecological Intelligence. As he explains it, “The problem...
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Reporter, the Wall Street Journal; Author, Superpower: One Man's Quest to Transform American Energy

Russell Gold's reporting has taken him to five continents and above the Arctic Circle two times. An investigative journalist with the Wall Street Journal, Gold covered Texas...
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Partner, Rhodium Group

Trevor Houser is committed to quantifying the economic risks of climate change and providing policymakers with actionable solutions. As a partner with the Rhodium Group and...
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Professor of Geophysics, Stanford

Mark Zoback insists that fracking must be regulated, just like any other industrial process, otherwise the harm will outweigh the good. As a distinguished Professor of...
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April 1st, 2014
America is in the midst of a fracking boom. Most new oil and gas wells in this country are drilled using hydraulic fracturing, the injection of a cocktail of water and...
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Research Fellow, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, Stanford University

Jon Koomey understands that institutional innovation is a vital partner to technological innovation. After earning a Ph.D. from the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley...
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Director, Nuclear Safety Project, Union of Concerned Scientists

Dave Lochbaum believes that mismanagement of nuclear plants is preventing the growth of the nuclear industry. A nuclear engineer by training, Lochbaum worked at nuclear power...
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Professor of Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley

Per Peterson recognizes that our current reliance on fossil fuels comes at an enormous cost to our public health. As a professor and William and Jean McCallum Floyd Endowed...
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April 3rd, 2014
Three years after Fukushima is nuclear power dead in the water? Or is it poised for revival due to the world’s desperate need for carbon-free energy? Every day the Fukushima...
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March 25th, 2014
Today’s teenagers, also known as Millenials or Generation Y, now have a new moniker: Greenagers. That’s because they are coming of age in an era plagued by the effects of...
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Chief Technology Officer, Monsanto

Robert Fraley is confident that modern technology, such as genetic modification, is vital to meet the food needs of a growing population. Coming from a small midwestern farm...
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Author, All Natural

Nate Johnson is a self-identified skeptic towards both sides of the GMO argument. He studied with Michael Pollan at the UC Berkeley School of Journalism. From there he began...

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