Commonwealth Club’s Climate One Series

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For instructors who like to mix it up with some media “reading” assignments, an excellent source is the Climate One series of the Commonwealth Club of Northern California. The podcasts post on the Climate One site are comprised of both panels and individual presentations on an array of pertinent climate issues, with a focus on law and policy issues. One of the my recent favorites was a panel discussion entitled “Cap and Charade,” a spirited debate between proponents of cap and trade as a mechanism to address climate change and Michael Shellenberger, President of the Breakthrough Institute, who argues that the optimal approach is a focus on development of innovative technologies to replace fossil fuels. Most of the presentations are from 1 hour to 1.15 hours.

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