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Posted on on August 29th, 2012
by Pincas Jawetz (

from – Eban Goodstein

Is international climate politics dead? Or just sleeping? This summer’s Rio+20 conference came and went with few ripples.
But what’s going on below the surface?

Please mark your calendar for Wednesday, 9/5 at noon eastern, and join the phone-call as Hunter Lovins and Bill Becker discuss “Rio, Déjà Vu”, the Fall 2012 kick-off of The National Climate Seminar. Call in details to follow next week.

Later in the semester join RFF’s Dallas Burtraw on the future of clean air act regulation; KC Golden from Climate Solutions on coal exports; NRDC’s Kim Knowlton on climate and health; Eleanor Sterling from the American Museum of Natural Historyon climate and biodiversity; 350’org’s May Boeve on the climate movement and politics, and (invited) Senator Bernie Sanders, on the election.

National Climate Seminar  /  Fall 2012

Climate Seminar calls are Wednesdays at 12pm EST and held twice monthly via conference call. Assign the half-hour calls to your students for a chance to hear top scientists, analysts, and political leaders discuss climate and clean energy solutions.Download schedule here.

Date Presenter Conversation
Sep. 5 Hunter Lovins, Natural Capitalism Solutions Rio, Deja Vu?
Sep. 19 Bernie Sanders*U.S. Senator for Vermont Climate and the Election
Oct. 3 KC GoldenClimate Solutions Coal Exports: Just Say No?
Oct. 17 May Social Movements & Politics
Nov. 7 Dallas BurtrawResources for the Future Clean Air Act, Next Steps
Nov. 21 Kim KnowltonNRDC Climate Change: A Matter of Health
Dec. 5 Eleanor SterlingCenter for Biodiversity and Conservation, AMNH Climate Change & Impacts on Biodiveristy



The National Climate Seminar is organized and run by Bard CEP with media partner, Island Press, publisher of The Climate Solutions Consensus (2011) edited by David E. Blockstein and Leo Wiegman, and made possible by a grant from the Clif Bar Family Foundation. 40% of car trips are within two miles of your home: take Clif Bar’s 2 Mile Challenge and ride or walk instead!

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