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2013

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
National Climate Seminar: Gasland 2 and Beyond
Josh Fox, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of the International WOW Company
12:00 pm
Josh Fox, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of the International WOW Company, talked with us about his latest film, Gasland Part 2. Gasland Part 1. Josh wrote, directed and shot, premiered at the Sundance film festival 2010, where it was awarded the 2010 Special Jury Prize for Documentary. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for best documentary, nominated for four Emmys including best documentary, best writing and best cinematography, and awarded the Emmy for best directing. 



Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
National Climate Seminar: Latino Climate Leadership
Jorge Madrid, Tom Graff fellow at Environmental Defense Fund and member of the Board of Directors of Voces Verdes
12:00 pm
Check out this conversation with Jorge Madrid who talked about Latino leadership on climate change. Jorge is a Tom Graff fellow at EDF and a member of the Board of Directors of Voces Verdes (Green Voices), an organization for the voice of Latino leaders for the environment.




Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
National Climate Seminar: The Social Cost of Carbon Just Went Up
Laurie Johnson, Chief Economist, Climate & Clean Air Program, Natural Resources Defense Council
12:00 pm
Laurie Johnson, chief economist at NRDC's climate and clean energy program in D.C., joined us on the National Climate Seminar to talk about the SCC and her work on modeling the costs and benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 

Listen to the call here:
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
National Climate Seminar: Goodbye Miami
Jeff Goodell, Author and Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone
12:00 pm
Acclaimed writer Jeff Goodell joined the National Climate Seminar to talk about the plight of low-lying regions like Miami dealing with climate change and sea level rise. Goodell has been contributing editor at Rolling Stone since 1996. He is the author of several books including his latest, How to Cool the Planet: Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth's Climate, and How to Cool the Planet, which won the 2011 Grantham Prize Award of Special Merit, citing it as an "immensely readable, carefully researched and groundbreaking contribution to the literature on climate change." 


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: National Climate Seminar  climate@bard.edu
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
National Climate Seminar: Latest Research on Ocean Acidification
Gretchen Hofmann, Professor of Marine Biology and Ecology at UC Santa Barbara
12:00 pm
Professor Gretchen Hofmann, a marine ecophysiologist, joined the National Climate Seminar to discuss the latest research on ocean acidification. Dr. Hofmann is the Director of the Center for the Study of Ocean Acidification and Ocean Change, a UC-multicampus initiative. Dr. Hofmann is a member of California’s Ocean Protection Council’s recently formed Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Science Panel and has served as a U.S. delegate to the IPCC Workshop on Ocean Acidification in Okinawa, Japan. Dr. Hofmann contributed to the National Research Council’s recent report and recommendations on ocean acidification policy to be completed in early 2014, she is an Aldo Leopold Fellow (2009), and works to communicate her science to broad audiences.

Read synopsis: Ocean Acidification




Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: National Climate Seminar  climate@bard.edu
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
National Climate Seminar: Advice for Ecological Entrepreneurs
Jon Koomey, Research Fellow, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, Stanford University
12:00 pm
Jon Koomey, energy policy and finance expert, holds an M.S. and Ph.D. from the Energy and Research Group at UC Berkeley. He is coauthor of nine books and more than one hundred and fifty articles and reports on energy efficiency and supply-side power technologies, energy economics, energy policy, environmental externalities, and global climate change. Jon Koomey joined the National Climate Seminar on September 18, 2013 where he helped us understand the potential of ecological entrepreneurship to forge a more sustainable future by undermining the present economic paradigm. 

Read Synopsis: Ecological Entrepreneurship


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: National Climate Seminar  climate@bard.edu
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
National Climate Seminar: Pandora's Promise
Robert Stone, Filmmaker and Director, Robert Stone Productions
12:00 pm
Robert Stone, filmmaker and director of the new feature-length documentary on nuclear energy, Pandora's Promisejoined the National Climate Seminar on September 4, 2013 to discuss his new film about nuclear energy and climate changeStone's breakthrough and debut film was with the Oscar-nominated Radio Bikini in 1987. His work has been screened at Sundance and dozens other festivals and televised in many countries throughout the world.

Read Synopsis: What's Next Nuclear?


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: National Climate Seminar  climate@bard.edu
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
National Climate Seminar: Pastor and Boyce on Co-benefits and Climate Justice
Manuel Pastor, Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at University of South Carolina and James Boyce, Professor of Economics at UMASS joined the National Climate Seminar on May 1, 2013 to discuss policy measures that address environmental justice and climate change through mitigation efforts to help those low-income communities that are disproportionately affected by air pollution.

Read Synopsis: Greenhouse Gases and Co-pollutants


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: National Climate Seminar  climate@bard.edu
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
National Climate Seminar: Katharine Wilkinson on Between God and Green
National Climate Seminar   12:00 pm
Katharine Wilkinson, Author, Between God and Green
Talk Title: 
Between God and Green 

Read Synopsis: Finding Common Ground


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: National Climate Seminar  climate@bard.edu
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
National Climate Seminar: Mark Reynolds, Lobbyists for Climate Action
National Climate Seminar  12:00 pm
Mark ReynoldsExecutive Director, Citizens Climate Lobby
Talk Title: Lobbyists for Climate Action

Read Synopsis: Responding to Political Will



Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: National Climate Seminar  climate@bard.edu
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
National Climate Seminar: Brenda Ekwurzel, After Sandy, What Next?
National Climate Seminar   12:00 pm
Brenda EkwurzelClimate Scientist, Assistant Director of Climate Research and Analysis, Union of Concerned Scientists
Talk Title: After Sandy, What Next? 

Read Synopsis: Learning from Hurricane Sandy


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: National Climate Seminar  climate@bard.edu
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
National Climate Seminar: Mike Tidwell, Offshore Wind: Potential and Politics
National Climate Seminar   12:00 pm
Mike Tidwell, Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Talk TitleOffshore Wind: Potential and Politics

Read Synopsis: Wind Power in Maryland



Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: National Climate Seminar  climate@bard.edu
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
National Climate Seminar: Daniel Lashof, Cutting Carbon at Power Plants
National Climate Seminar   12:00 pm
Daniel Lashof, Director, Climate and Clean Air Program, NRDC
Talk Title: Cutting Carbon at Power Plants

Read Synopsis: National Climate Negotiations



Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: National Climate Seminar  climate@bard.edu