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Date: 4/20/2017
The biggest problem for the climate change fight isn't technology it's human psychology. This is the first episode of Climate Lab, a six-part series produced by the University of California in partnership with Vox. Hosted by Emmy-nominated conservation scientist Dr. M. Sanjayan, the videos explore the surprising elements of our lives that contribute to climate change and the groundbreaking work being done to fight back. Featuring conversations with experts, scientists, thought leaders and activists, the series takes what can seem like an overwhelming problem and breaks it down into manageable parts: from clean energy to food waste, religion to smartphones. http://climate.universityofcalifornia.edu

Date: 4/17/2017
2016 was a good and bad year for efforts to tackle climate change. The good news is that 120 parties have ratified the Paris Convention; the bad news is the emergence of post-truth politics and the associated denial of the evidence that climate change is a threat to our future. Leading environmentalist and Member of UK House of Lords John Krebs discusses the trends and their implications for global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Recorded on 01/25/2017.

Date: 3/20/2017
Hear from six Berkeley Lab scientists with big new ideas designed to help transform our carbon-drenched, overheating world. These short presentations cover desalination, energy efficient window coating, capturing carbon, energy from ocean waves, alternate fuel for your car, and an app that compares fuel economy or EV range. Recorded on 06/01/2017.

Date: 1/23/2017
Steve Allison, UC Irvine: An interdisciplinary Climate Action Training Program for Graduate Students at UC Irvine

Date: 7/11/2016
Political scientist and policy expert David Victor of UC San Diego's School of Global Policy and Strategy dissects the tactics of global diplomacy that made the Paris 21st Conference of the Parties achieve the successes it did, while 25 years of previous efforts at global climate change agreements have largely failed

Date: 6/20/2016
Highlights of the lively and informative symposium on natural climate solutions hosted by the Policy Institute for Energy, Environment and the Economy at UC Davis. Recorded on 03/10/2016.

Date: 6/20/2016
Berkeley Lab Scientist, Bill Collins, discusses what we know about climate change, how we know it, and what we can do about it. Collins serves as the director for the Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division at Berkeley Lab. He is also the director of the Climate Readiness Institute, a multi-campus initiative to prepare the Bay Area for climate change. Recorded on 03/24/2016.

Date: 6/8/2016
Fifteen physical scientists, political scientists, and students from UC San Diego were part of the University of California delegation to the 21st Conference of the Parties, more commonly known as COP 21, the latest in a series of negotiations held annually under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The outcome was a landmark agreement to fight climate change signed by 195 countries, as well as inclusion of ocean science in final COP agreements text for the first time. Join us for an insider's look at the conference and find out from local participants why this agreement holds great promise for the future.

Date: 6/6/2016
Climate scientist Richard Somerville completes the "Climate Change at the Crossroads" series presented by the UC San Diego Library with a talk recounting his experiences at the Paris COP 21 conference and his ongoing efforts to widen public understanding of the catastrophic impacts of climate change.

Date: 5/30/2016
Renowned climatologist V. Ramanathan from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography makes a moral argument for mitigating climate change, arguing that it is caused by a fraction of the world's population but is affecting everyone on this planet. He urges scientists and policy makers to reach out to religious leaders, as he has done with the Pope and the Dalai Lama, and ask them to join together in pursuing solutions for the common good.

Date: 5/9/2016
Renowned scientist with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography describes how to find areas of agreement between governments, religious leaders and researchers on difficult issues such as the need to address climate change. Recorded on 02/24/2016.

Date: 4/18/2016
Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Ralph J. Cicerone, President of the National Academy of Sciences, for a discussion of the challenges facing the scientific community. Cicerone describes his research interests and explains the qualities of a scientist and what makes science a unique enterprise. He also focuses on leadership in science discussing his work at UC Irvine to establish a department of geosciences and his goals as President of the National Academy of Science and Chair of the National Research Council. He reflects on his work on, "Climate Change Science: An Analysis on Some Key Questions," which he chaired-and delivered in one month-in 2001. Cicerone also considers the problem of the politicization of the climate change debate and concludes with positive signs that over time the international community will confront the challenges posed by climate change. Recorded on 02/24/2016.

Date: 4/13/2016
Helena Molin Valdés, a long-time proponent of sustainable development, climate change mitigation and adaption, and disaster reduction, is the Head of the Secretariat, Climate and Clean Air Coalition at the United Nations Environment Programme. Recorded on 10/26/2015.

Date: 4/11/2016
The Montreal Protocol has limited global uses of chemicals that deplete stratospheric ozone. Ralph Cicerone, President of the National Academy of Sciences, compares its features and success with unsuccessful (to date) efforts to stabilize global climate by limiting greenhouse gas concentrations such as carbon dioxide. Recorded on 02/24/2016.

Date: 4/4/2016
Climate change policy expert David Victor, a professor of International Relations at UC San Diego's School of Global Policy & Strategy and two of his graduate students provide insights into the process and the outcome of the 2015 COP 21 climate talks in Paris. Victor has been a participant in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) proceedings since the IPCC's inception Victor is presented here by the UC San Diego Library Channel.

Date: 4/4/2016
Ralph Cicerone, President of the National Academy of Sciences,reviews up-to-date data on temperatures of air and water, rates of ice losses and of sea-level rise and illustrate the driving forces of greenhouse gases in an energy-balance model of Earth. Recorded on 02/23/2016.

Date: 3/30/2016
The world food system comprises hundreds of millions of farmers making decisions in response to economic signals and environmental expectations. However, many of these farmers are food insecure by any number of metrics, and their production is threatened by anthropogenic climate change. Against this backdrop, what are the prospects for a world free from hunger? Using global data as well as smaller-scale studies of innovative technologies and strategies, Jennifer Burney of UC San Diego's School of Global Policy and Strategy explores the potential for a resilient food system at the heart of a new sustainable development agenda.

Date: 3/21/2016
Scientists describe the climate-havoc wrought on our natural world as the end of 'stationarity' a shift of the ecosystem so profound that it is no longer possible to extrapolate into the future from past patterns. Award-winning environmental journalist, Mark Schapiro, takes us on a journey to the tension points where these shifts are vividly underway. Recorded on 11/12/2015.

Date: 2/29/2016
Rinaldo S. Brutoco is a successful entrepreneur, executive, author and futurist and the Founding President of the World Business Academy. He looks at the role and responsibility of business in relation to the critical moral, environmental and social concerns of the day especially moving away from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy. Recorded on 12/01/2015.

Date: 2/22/2016
Daniel Kammen of UC Berkeley and Doug Rotman of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory explore how actions to reduce carbon can be scaled to national and global levels. Recorded on 10/26/2015.

Date: 2/15/2016
Max Auffhammer of UC Berkeley looks at the economics of climate change, listing the economic considerations that are important to take into account when designing and evaluating climate policy, including cost effectiveness and efficiency. Then he discusses specific policies at the state, national and international level in light of these economic considerations. Recorded on 10/26/2015.

Date: 2/8/2016
Juliann Allison, UC Riverside Public Policy, explores the environmental policy and politics associated with climate action. Recorded on 10/26/2015.

Date: 1/22/2016
William Collins, UC Berkeley Earth and Planetary Sciences, is an internationally recognized expert in climate modeling and climate change science. He was a Lead Author on the Fourth Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), for which the IPCC was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Here he explores pathways to reduce carbon in the atmosphere. Recorded on 10/26/2015.

Date: 1/12/2016
Recent, unprecedented collaboration among Mexico's political parties led to an ambitious package of reforms affecting key sectors and issues, including energy, telecommunications, education and the justice system. In this second session of Mexico Moving Forward, panelists evaluate the state of the reforms, the challenges to their implementation and their long-term impacts on the country. Panelists include Ernesto Canales, Partner, Canales y Socios Abogados; Claudio X. Gonzalez, President and Co-Founder, Mexicanos Primero; Judith Mariscal, Professor, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE); and Jeremy Martin, Director of Energy Program, at the Institute of the Americas. David Shirk, the director of the Justice in Mexico Project at the University of San Diego, moderates. Mexico Moving Forward is hosted by the Center for U.S-Mexican Studies at the School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego. Recorded on 10/30/2015.

Date: 12/21/2015
The University of California, a national leader in sustainability, has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2025, becoming the first major university to accomplish this achievement. Rachael Nava, Chief Operating Officer, UC Office of the President discusses that initiative. Recorded on 10/26/2015.
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