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FORA.tv's feature-length audio podcast on energy and the environment. Visit http://FORA.tv to view full-length video of any program featured in this podcast. For more topics on the environment, visit http://fora.tv/topic/green.

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Bill Gates on Energy Innovation: Technologies to Replace Oil and Coal

8/3/2011
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In an interview with WIRED's Chris Anderson, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates considers which developing energy technologies may present the best long-term alternatives to oil and coal power plants. This program was recorded in collaboration with the WIRED Business Conference 2011, on May 3, 2011. Bill Gates III is chairman of Microsoft Corporation, the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. In July 2008, Gates...

A Low-Carbon Future: The Nuclear Question

3/9/2011
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A panel of energy and environmental experts discuss what, if any, role nuclear power should play in the fight against global warming. This program was recorded in collaboration with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, on October 6, 2010. This program features visual aids. A complete video version is available at: http://fora.tv/2010/10/06/A_Low-Carbon_Future_The_Nuclear_Question With the obvious urgent need to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and the global demand for energy rising...

The Psychology of Energy Conservation

12/1/2010
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Psychologists meet with green business experts to discus new innovations in green technology -- and how to get consumers to embrace them. This program was recorded in collaboration with Swissnex San Francisco, on September 15, 2010. This program features visual aids. A full video version is available at: http://fora.tv/2010/09/15/The_Psychology_of_Energy_Conservation Are you smarter than a refrigerator? Smart grid, smart car, smart home energy management. The energy dialogue revolves...

Pavan Sukhdev on Economics and the Environment: What Is the World Worth?

9/15/2010
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Can current economic theories adapt to curb environmental damage? UN economist Pavan Sukhdev looks for answers. This program was recorded in collaboration with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, on August 3, 2010. This program features visual aids. A complete video version is available at: http://fora.tv/2010/08/03/Pavan_Sukhdev_What_Is_the_World_Worth Environmental damage is already costing us trillions a year, according to Pavan Sukhdev, head of the UN Green Economy Initiative....

Climate Blogger Joe Romm: Poltiics After the BP Spill

8/31/2010
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Climate blogger Joe Romm discusses issues in environmental politics in the wake of the BP Gulf oil spill. This program was recorded in collaboration with Climate One and the Commonwealth Club of California, on July 19, 2010. Visit http://FORA.tv to view full-length video of any program featured in this podcast. For more topics on the environment, visit http://fora.tv/topic/environment. It is "morally unconscionable" for the fossil fuel industry, and the politicians who carry their water in...

Tim Flannery: It's Now or Never on Global Warming

8/18/2010
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Tim Flannery, chairman of the Copenhagen Climate Council, recaps the science and current political controversies of global warming. This program was recorded in collaboration with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, on May 12, 2010. Visit http://FORA.tv to view full-length video of any program featured in this podcast. For more topics on the environment, visit http://fora.tv/topic/environment. Here at Darwin's annual writers' event, Professor Tim Flannery launches his Wordstorm 2010...

Julia Whitty: Deep Blue Home

8/4/2010
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Environmentalist author and filmmaker Julia Whitty talks about her book, Deep Blue Home: An Intimate Ecology of Our Wild Ocean. This program was recorded in collaboration with Book Passage bookstore, on July 14, 2010. Visit http://FORA.tv to view full-length video of any program featured in this podcast. For more topics on the environment, visit http://fora.tv/topic/environment. Julia Whitty talks about Deep Blue Home. Whitty presents a penetrating exploration of the three-dimensional...

David Helvarg - Saved by the Sea: A Love Story with Fish

7/7/2010
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Lifelong ocean conservationist David Helvarg discusses his memoir, Saved by the Sea: A Love Story with Fish. This program was recorded in collaboration with Book Passage bookstore, on June 2, 2010. Visit http://FORA.tv to view full-length video of any program featured in this podcast. For more topics on the environment, visit http://fora.tv/topic/environment. David Helvarg has devoted his life to the world's oceans and the people who depend on them. His memoir, Saved by the Sea, is the...

Dr Elizabeth Hadly: Mammals and Climate Change

6/23/2010
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Stanford biologist Elizabeth Hadly discusses the effects of changing global temperatures on mammal species. This program was recorded in collaboration with the California Academy of Sciences, on May 18, 2010. This program features visual aids. A full video version is available at http://fora.tv/2010/05/18/Dr_Elizabeth_Hadly_Mammals_and_Climate_Change Stanford biology professor Elizabeth Hadly's research in the far reaches of the globe from India to Patagonia to Southeast Asia addresses the...

USDA Deputy Kathleen Merrigan - Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food

6/9/2010
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Kathleen Merrigan, United States Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, explains the USDA's Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food initiative. This program was recorded in collaboration with the New School, on February 25, 2010. This program features visual aids. To view a complete video version, visit http://fora.tv/2010/02/25/Kathleen_Merrigan_Know_Your_Farmer_Know_Your_Food Kathleen Merrigan, the United States Deputy Secretary of Agriculture and creator of the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food...

Bill McKibben - Eaarth: Making Life on a Tough New Planet

5/26/2010
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Bill McKibben discusses his book, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet. This program was recorded in collaboration with Dominican University of California, on April 22, 2010. Visit http://FORA.tv to view full-length video of any program featured in this podcast. For more topics on the environment, visit http://fora.tv/topic/environment. Twenty years ago, with The End of Nature, McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about global warming. Those warnings went mostly unheeded....

MIchael Pollan on Food Rules: An Eater's Manual

5/12/2010
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Award-winning food writer Michael Pollan talks about his book "Food Rules: An Eater's Manual." This program was recorded in collaboration with Book Passage bookstore, in San Francisco, CA, on January 23, 2010. Visit http://FORA.tv to view full-length video of any program featured in this podcast. For more topics on the environment, visit http://fora.tv/topic/environment. Michael Pollan, one of the best-known names in food-related issues, offers a guide about health and food. Food Rules: An...

Stephen Schneider - Science as a Contact Sport: The Politics of Global Warm

4/28/2010
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This program features visual aids. A complete video of this event is available at http://fora.tv/2010/03/17/Meeting_the_Energy_Challenge Stephen Schneider, professor of environmental studies at Stanford University, looks to clarify the science behind the spin on global warming. Schneider explains why many climate scientists are frustrated with the way their research is discussed in the media and the political sphere, and gives his take on how to move the conversation forward. This event...

Elizabeth Grossman - Chasing Molecules: The Promise of Green Chemistry

4/14/2010
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Environmental journalist Elizabeth Grossman discusses her book, Chasing Molecules: Poisonous Products, Human Health, and the Promise of Green Chemistry. This program was recorded in collaboration with the Commonwealth Club of California, on March 10, 2010. Visit http://FORA.tv to view full-length video of any program featured in this podcast. For more topics on the environment, visit http://fora.tv/topic/environment. There is substantial evidence that environmental conditions and...

Michael Oppenheimer - Global Warming: How Policy Can Catch Up With Science

3/31/2010
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This program was recorded in collaboration with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, on February 23, 2010. Visit http://FORA.tv to view full-length video of any program featured in this podcast. For more topics on the environment, visit http://fora.tv/topic/environment. How to combat climate change is a highly politicized issue worldwide. For many, the arguments surrounding global warming and the ways to combat it can be convoluted and confusing. Delivering the first of the Sydney...

Geoengineering: Global Salvation or Global Ruin?

3/17/2010
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Should humans address man-made rising temperatures and sea levels by tinkering further with mother nature? A lively debate about geoengineering has burst into the mainstream recently with reference to Ken Caldeira's work in the final chapter of the popular book SuperFreakonomics. This panel takes a measured look at the good, bad and ugly of what could and should be done. What is technically feasible? How could new tactics be tested? Does the mere possibility of geoengineering diminish...

Rethinking How to Feed The World: A Davos World Economic Forum Panel

3/3/2010
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World leaders and CEOs at the Davos 2010 World Economic Forum participate in a panel called Rethinking how to feed the world. This program was recorded on January 29, 2010. The panel discusses the challenges facing global food production and possible solutions that will increase yield and support agricultural producers worldwide. The panel is moderated by Prannoy Roy, Chairman, New Delhi Television (NDTV), India, and panelists included: Jakaya M. Kikwete, William H. Gates III, Ellen...

What Will the World Be Like In 60 Years?

2/17/2010
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What will the world be like in 60 years? Back in the 1950s, people speculated that by now we would be flying around in commuter-copters, striding rivers with man-made sea-legs, and living in climate-controlled bubble cities. As visiting thinker Chris Luebkeman said to an audience at University of New South Wales, "the future is fundamentally fiction." However, it's still an interesting thing to consider, and here, delivering a lecture as part of the university's BrainFood series, Dr....

Sander van der Leeuw - Archeology, Innovation and Sustainability

2/3/2010
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Archeologist Sander van der Leeuw addresses the Long Now Foundation. This program was recorded on November 18, 2009. Are we the first civilization to try and innovate our way out of climate change? How have past societies engineered sustainable solutions to a shifting world? Sander van der Leeuw, Director of the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University and External Faculty Member of the Santa Fe Institute, has spent his career studying these questions. During...

FORA.tv COP15 Wrap-Up with Bjrn Lomborg

1/6/2010
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FORA.tv's own Stuart Schulzke interviews climate policy critic Bjrn Lomborg, author of The Skeptical Environmentalist, on the final day of the COP15 Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. Lomborg gives his take on agreements reached by the participating nations, his own controversial views on climate change policy, and the ongoing debate on the causes and potential effects of global warming. This interview was recorded on December 18, 2009. Bjrn Lomborg was named one of the 100 globally...
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