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Video Friday: Introducing ACE – The Alliance for Climate Education

Mike Haas, founder of the Alliance for Climate Education, spoke with Climate One host and founder Greg Dalton at a recent Commonwealth Club event in San Francisco. “…the only way we’re going to be successful in taking the actions we need to, I think, have to begin with education. I think you’ve got to invest in that, we’ve got to bridge…

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Video Friday: Story Wars – Narratives on Carbon Pollution

In previous posts we’ve discussed the urgent need to create an effective and positive narrative to motivate action on climate change. Achieving such a narrative isn’t about facts – facts don’t matter – because we are a species driven by narrative, by a compelling story. Last summer Climate One convened three experts in human behavior, environment, and narrative storytelling. Recorded…

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ClimateOne: Climate Progress Publisher Joe Romm at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco

I recently attended the following ClimateOne event with Joe Romm, publisher of ClimateProgress and a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. Romm addresses inaction in Congress on climate, and the inadequacy of the scientific community to deliver their message in the face of the powerful and organized disinformation campaign arrayed against it. A topic we will take up…

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Geoengineering: Will Attempts to “Play God” Lead to Ruin or Salvation?

The controversial new book SuperFreakonomics has stirred vociferous and vehement responses, with many accusing authors Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner of “getting it all wrong” in their chapter about global warming. In that chapter, Levitt and Dubner referenced the work of climatologist Ken Caldeira’s work studying the implications of geoengineering – large-scale, deliberate manipulation of Earth’s climate system – as a “solution” to…

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Dr. Henry Pollack at the Commonwealth Club

Last month we reviewed Dr. Henry Pollack’s book “A World Without Ice.” The following video from ForaTV is a talk Dr. Pollack recently gave at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.