We face the future with the realization that our environment is compromised. The environmental challenges of our day are large, time is short and the options to be considered and assessed in finding a "way ahead" are many.
"Vital Voices of the Environment" is a series of audio interviews with critical environmental thinkers and planners of our times, each of whom offers unique insight on the key issues we face now and for the environmental future of our planet. Every few weeks, we will add a new voice to the series.
These "Vital Voices of the Environment" offer a diverse set of informed opinions, allowing us to assess for ourselves and reach our own comprehension of the shape and magnitude of environmental challenges; understand better the operating context for and gravity of the need for change; and perceive the possible pathways ahead.
"Vital Voices of the Environment" is a compendium of perspectives, and there is something in here for each of us.
Rebecca Rubin, President
Extreme snowboarder Jeremy Jones explains how our winter playgrounds are under siege - that shrinking glaciers and reduced snow are yet another casualty of climate change, and that without action the future is grim not only for recreationalists, but for businesses and downstream water users.
"50 Feet of Sea Level Rise Already Baked-In" - Rebecca R. Rubin Interviews High Tide on Main Street Author and Oceanographer, John Englander
Former Deputy Secretary of Interior Lynn Scarlett celebrates the hard-won successes of cooperative conservation efforts led by the Department of Interior, citizen groups and non-governmental organizations to preserve vital water, forest and other natural resources at a landscape scale.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee discusses her own connectedness with environmental injustices, and the importance of accessing harder-to-reach groups such as communities of color and women, especially on issues of climate change and climate adaptation.
Former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Environmental Security) Sherri Goodman speaks on The Environment and the Effects of Climate Change.
Executive Director of Internews' Earth Journalism Network, On the Importance of Environmental Journalism for Developing Nations.
Executive Director of Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR), Talks About Unique Challenges and Successes in the Rappahannock River Region.
Executive Director of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), Talks About the Future of the San Francisco Bay as it Confronts the Effects of Climate Change.
President and CEO of the Conservation, Restoration and Renewal Team (CRRT), Speaks on Key Considerations for the Future of Transportation.
Energy Expert Dr. Robert Hirsch Speaks on World Oil Peaking.