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Climate Change

Greenhouse gases. Rising sea levels. Extreme weather conditions. Our climate change speakers ask hard questions: How have human beings influenced the earth’s temperatures? How will these changes affect communities and species across the globe? And, importantly, is there still time to change our ways?

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Naomi Klein

Author of No Is Not Enough, This Changes Everything, The Shock Doctrine, & No Logo

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, columnist, and the #1 international bestselling author of seminal books The Shock Doctrine and No Logo. In her book This Changes Everything, and in powerful...

Edward O. Wilson

One of the World’s Most Distinguished Biologists

E.O. Wilson has made a tremendous contribution to our understanding of biodiversity, while his insights on social and group behavior have changed our perception of ourselves. The stirring keynotes fro...

Eric Klinenberg

Co-Author of NYT Bestseller Modern Romance with Aziz Ansari, Author of Going Solo

Eric Klinenberg is a social scientist who sheds light on massive demographic, social, and environmental transformations. In Heat Wave, he takes a look at the future of cities in the age of climate cha...

Ellen Stofan

NASA’s Chief Scientist, 2013–2016

As the Chief Scientist for NASA, Ellen Stofan helped demolish barriers for women in science while working at the very frontiers of tech. In talks, she argues for greater diversity in the STEM fields, ...

Laurence C. Smith

UCLA Climate Scientist and Author of The World in 2050

How will the combination of a booming global population, global warming, and rising sea levels transform the world? To Dr. Laurence C. Smith, one of the world’s leading climate scientists, the North i...

Alex Steffen

Author of Carbon Zero: Imagining Cities That Can Save the Planet

Alex Steffen is the thinking-person’s optimist. His inspiring, provocative talks about our future pack houses around the world. Whether explaining humanity’s best solutions (in Worldchanging), imagini...

George Kourounis

Host of Angry Planet

George Kourounis travels to the most remote and inhospitable places on Earth to document extremes of nature and climate. He frequently finds himself up close to the world’s most fearsome forces: vicio...

Camille Seaman

TED Fellow and Photographer Capturing Extreme Weather, Fragile Environments

Camille Seaman is a photographer whose work focuses on the fragile environments, extreme weather, and stark beauty of the natural world—from the deep greys of supercell storm clouds to the shocking bl...

Sarah Elton

Journalist and Author of Locavore and Consumed

Sarah Elton is the bestselling author of Consumed and Locavore. In her work as an author and journalist, she documents the innovative and inspiring new ways people around the world are producing food—...

Charles Fishman

Author of A Curious Mind and The Big Thirst

Charles Fishman is the author of A Curious Mind, a bestselling collaboration with Hollywood producer Brian Grazer. Now he’s showing leaders how curiosity is the key to harnessing disruption—in busines...