Thomas Lovejoy, in conversation with David Hayes, discuss future strategies in managing planet Earth and the issue of climate change, in a program entitled Re-Greening the Emerald Planet.
David J. Hayes is US deputy secretary of the Interior. He was nominated for the position after serving on President Obama’s Transition Team, heading the agency-review process for the Department of Energy, Department of Agriculture, Department of the Interior, and Environmental Protection Agency.
Hayes works directly on Western water rights, federal land management, implementation of the Endangered Species Act, and issues involving the national parks and Indian tribes. Prior to joining the administration, Hayes was the global chairman of Latham & Watkins’ Environment, Land, and Resources Department. He also served as a senior fellow for the World Wildlife Fund, focusing on forestry and biodiversity issues.
He was also a consulting professor at Stanford University’s Woods Institute for the Environment. Hayes previously worked at the Interior Department under President Clinton, serving as deputy secretary and counselor to the secretary.
Thomas Lovejoy is an innovative and accomplished conservation biologist who coined the term "biodiversity." Since 2002, he has served as President of the Heinz Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment based in Washington, DC.
Before assuming this position, Lovejoy was the World Bank's Chief Biodiversity Advisor and Lead Specialist for Environment for Latin America and the Caribbean as well as Senior Advisor to the President of the United Nations Foundation.
Has anyone else noticed the same five guys, whose caps-lock is always on, keep disclaiming the basic science of global warming on these blogs?
For a realistic and inspiring framework see "Climate Change Recalculated" by Dr. Saul Griffith.
There is ample biological and ecological evidence to show global climate change is happening and is extreme. "You don't need a weatherman to tell which way the wind blows!" Because some lonely weatherman in Chico California determined that temperature stations aren't located in the right place or were painted the wrong color does not effect the trends they show. Nature tells us more than we are willing to accept, so get on board or jump ship, this lifeboat can only hold so many and we have to paddle together to get where we need to go.
Originally Posted by TJ Kastning
One problem: WE CAN'T AFFORD IT. MORONS.
If you hope to persuade anyone, you'll have to learn better manners. If you do not hope to persuade anyone, why waste your time punching the caps lock key, let alone commenting?
In fact there is ample evidence that we can not only afford it but that "it" - meaning the transformation of our economies by switching to renewable sources of energy - will make the world we live in more stable and prosperous, not to mention more beautiful and healthier. Amory Lovins and Eric Schmidt have argued (persuasively, without calling anyone "morons") that it will be cheaper to fix global warming than to ignore it. They can be heard on FORA, by the way.
Cannot afford it, and furthermore, it's not needed. Have you seen the placement of the surface stations? The readings they've been getting are in error because they haven't followed the rules for placement - i.e., next to buildings, parking lots, air conditioners, etc.