Event has passed (Fri Oct 18, 2013 - Fri Oct 18, 2013)
The Commonwealth Club
11 am- 2 pm
$15 - $40
City, Discussion


Congressional Testimony + 25

In 1988 NASA scientist James Hansen issued a clarion call at the first Congressional hearings about human caused climate disruption. In the ensuing 25 years the science has become more clear and the need for energy transformation more compelling. Yet global carbon emissions are rising and a peak is nowhere in sight.

With a new round of IPCC reports on the horizon this conversation looks back at the last 25 years of climate science and communication. What lessons have been learned? What headlines can be expected from the upcoming IPCC assessment report? Join us for a conversation about science and communication in the era of rising seas and temperatures.

Paul Hawken, Author and Entrepreneur
Andy Revkin, Writer, The New York Times Dot Earth Blog

OPEC Embargo +40

Forty years after the 1973 OPEC oil embargo disrupted American life, we will look at petro-politics in the age of climate change. Today, oil production in the U.S. is booming and we're less dependent on foreign oil, thanks in part to the fracking revolution. But we won’t be free from foreign dependence until domestic energy supplies and technologies supply as much as we use.

What lessons can be drawn today from the oil shock that left Americans stuck in gas station lines for hours? Join us for a conversation about powering global growth, pricing carbon pollution, and other energy and national security concerns.

George Shultz, Former U.S. Secretary of State
Jim Woolsey, Former CIA Director

Date: Friday, October 18
Location: The Commonwealth Club, SF Club Office, 595 Market Street, Second Floor, San Francisco
Time: 10:30 a.m. check-in; Program 1: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; Light lunch and networking reception 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Program 2: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $40 non-members, $25 members, $15 students (includes all sessions and light lunch)

Also know: The speakers and audience will be videotaped for future broadcast on the Climate One TV show on KRCB TV 22 on Comcast and DirecTV.


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