Matthew Huber (Purdue Climate Change Research Center), moderates a panel discussion that includes Robert DeConto, (Dept. of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts Amherstj), Klaus Jacob, (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University), Kathleen White, (US Army Corps of Engineers), Piet Dircke, (Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences)
Policy & Law
Professor Burkett, Director of the Center for Island Climate Adaptation and Policy (ICAP), discusses possible new government structures and considerations needed to deal with a projected 250,000,000 refugees from island nations and coastal cities in the 21st century as a result of rising sea levels.
In August 2012 Bill McKibben published an essay in Rolling Stone calling for the nation’s universities to divest their oil and gas holdings. Within a year, seven universities agreed to stop purchasing energy stocks…
David Cassuto, from Pace University is moderator for a panel discussion including Professor Julie Zimmerman (Yale), Ben Grumbles (President of the U.S. Water Alliance), David Westman (Con Edison), and Robert Goldstein, (U.S. Military Academy).
Sarah Krakoff of the University of Colorado Law School, teaches and writes in the areas of American Indian law and natural resources law. Her recent book, Parenting the Planet, discusses the different stages of man’s relationship to nature. Her publications include “American Indian Law: Cases and Commentary,” (with Robert Anderson, Bethany Berger and Phil…
Berkeley School of Law Professor Andrew Guzman holds a Ph.D. in economics as well as a J.D. from Harvard University. He has written extensively on international trade, international regulatory matters, foreign direct investment and public international law. In Overheated, he assumes a 2-degree Celsius increase in average global temperatures and explores how even that modest change might play out in flooding, prolonged drought and increased violence.
Farhana Sultana is associate professor of geography at The Maxwell School of Syracuse University. She has worked on a wide range of environmental issues around the world in many different roles, including as a programme officer in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), where she was responsible for a large environmental management program in Bangladesh.
Torgny Holmgren is executive director of the Stockholm International Water Institute, a policy institute that generates knowledge and informs decision-making towards water wise policy and sustainable development. Before joining SIWI, he was Ambassador at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Head of the Department for Development Policy, where he was responsible for policies on global sustainable development. He also recently served as Sherpa for the UN Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on Global Sustainability.
The House Energy and Commerce Sub Committee invited Obama administration officials to a hearing Wednesday to discuss proposed new rules to limit carbon emissions. EPA chief administrator Gina McCarthy and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz were the lone representatives from eleven agencies invited to testify…