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Deep Economy author Bill McKibben, co-founder and director of 350.org, presents the current concentration of carbon in the atmosphere, which has surpassed the redline of 350 ppm identified by scientists as the safe upper limit for C02 in the atmosphere.
Stewart Brand of the Long Now Foundation details what the future might look like for a parcel of land that is being developed by a ecosystem revivalist, who hopes to reintroduce extinct ice age species to Russia.
Neuroboticist Yoky Matsuoka presents a learning thermostat that automatically saves energy in the home.
On a trek into the Chilean Andes, adventurer Craig Childs observes the aftermath in a landscape that once was dominated by a mighty glacier that melted away entirely in only a few generations.
Brian Eno, composer and co-founder of the Long Now Foundation, argues that this generation needs to fix problems here on Earth before figuring out ways to land on other planets.
Once the most abundant species of bird in the world, passenger pigeons were hunted to extinction in only a few decades. But as Stewart Brand explains, scientists are now close to bringing the bird back from the dead.
Former Vice President Al Gore, author of The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change, challenges politicians to put a price on carbon and the press to put a price on climate change denial.
Co-Founder and chief technology officer of Tesla Motors JB Straubel discusses building charging stations and the new range of the electric car.
In her opening argument, Deborah Goldberg of Earth Justice asserts that fracking is an overhyped initiative that will continue to feed our addiction to fossil fuels and further deteriorate our environment.
Wildlife photographer Steve Winter combines patience and groundbreaking technology to photograph North America's elusive and nocturnal big cat.
Jason Hartke, Vice President of National Policy for the U.S. Green Building Council, argues the green building industry needs to prove the market value of building energy efficiently to American consumers who don't understand energy consumption.
Zoologist Iain Douglas-Hamilton, founder of Save the Elephants, shows a map of African Elephant population density. With the mapping technology, elephant protectors can trace the illegal killings and poaching for ivory that have put the animal in danger of extinction.
In his opening argument, Joe Nocera, columnist for the New York Times, asserts that fracking and other energy capturing initiatives at home improve our global security by ending our dependence on foreign oil.
Photographer and conservationist Bryant Austin shows the scale photographs of sperm whales he took in Dominica, and he explains how curiosity might help save the endangered species.
Anne Kelly, Director of Public Policy at Ceres, asserts that the motivations behind the adoption of green initiatives is less important than the changed behavior. Kelly also shares why going green is good business.
Author Craig Childs recalls one of his more arduous adventures: trekking through a GMO cornfield in Iowa during a heatwave, and how such an eerie landscape reminded him of an apocalyptic earth.
Saul Griffith, co-founder of Otherlab, asks cities and consumers to focus on the "infrastructure" of energy use such as commute time and square footage of living spaces.
Photographer David Liittschweger takes his One Cubic Foot project to the coral reefs of Mo'orea and explores the biodiversity passing through little more than a bucket of water.
U.S. Representative Steve King explains how he is not concerned about stalling EPA rules during the government shutdown, especially if it helps coal producers stay in the marketplace.