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    Obama Administration Carbon Emissions Goals

    Panelists talked about the Obama administration’s proposal to reduce carbon emissions 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025.

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    Book Discussion on Preparing for Contact

    Professor George Michael talked about his book Preparing for Contact, in which he investigates the possibility of extraterrestrial life existing in the universe, the additional possibility…

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    Digital Future

    Virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier and artificial intelligence technologist Sebastian Thrun talked about the work of Douglas Engelbart, an early computer and internet engineer who…

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    The Eruption of Mount St. Helens

    This 1981 U.S. Forest Service film documents the May 18th, 1980, earthquake at Mount St. Helens, in the Cascade Range of Washington state, which caused a volcanic eruption that killed…

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    Book Discussion on Who Built That

    Michelle Malkin talked about her book, Who Built That: Awe-Inspiring Stories of American Tinkerpreneurs, as well as the 2016 presidential election and the divide between conservatives and…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question: “Is climate change an ‘immediate risk’ to national security?” The question was drawn from…

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    U.S. Coast Guard Academy Commencement Address

    President Obama gave the commencement address to the 2015 graduating class of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He focused on the effects of climate change on national security. He said…

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    U.S. Coast Guard Academy Commencement Ceremony

    The 134th commencement exercises of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy took place on Cadet Memorial Field. President Obama gave the commencement address to the 2015 graduating class,…

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    Drought and the U.S. Economy

    Jim Tankersley talked about the potential effects of the lack of rain and high temperatures in Western states on the overall U.S. economy, including the agriculture industry and the…

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    Q&A with Astronaut Chris Hadfield

    Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield, veteran of three missions on the International Space Station and author several books on the experience including You Are Here: Around the World in 92…

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    Book Discussion on Climate Shock

    Gernot Wagner and Martin Weitzman talked about their book, Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet, about the costs that would be incurred if climate change is left…

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    Advent of the Skyscraper

    Professor Thomas Leslie talked about the changes in late 19th century architecture design and technology that allowed buildings to be built taller and incorporate more glass to let in…

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    U.S. Approval of New Drilling in the Arctic

    Amy Harder talked about the Obama administration’s decision to allow Shell to start exploratory drilling for oil and gas off the Alaskan coast this summer. A video clip was shown…

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    Oil Prices and Hydraulic Fracturing

    Energy experts and former federal regulators talked about hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking,” and how lower oil prices had affected the prospects for the fracking…

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    Preventing and Fighting Forest Fires

    Tom Martin talked about the financial and material resources needed to combat and suppress forest fires in the U.S. In 2014, about $1.5 billion was spent on anti-forest fire efforts. This…

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    Book Discussion on To Explain the World

    Steven Weinberg talked about his book, To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science, about the history of modern science and the challenges faced by those who shaped it.

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    Technology and Caring for Aging Seniors

    Academics and experts on aging testified on the ways technology is helping seniors maintain independent living longer. Some of the advancements they discussed included tele-health,…

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    Communicators with Peter Nowak

    Peter Nowak, author of Humans 3.0: The Upgrading of the Species, talked about how technology has affected human development. In the new technology area an ISKN representative…

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    Driverless Vehicles

    Panelists talked about how the U.S. and Germany are shaping research, development, and regulation of driverless cars. Topics included safety and ethical concerns, policy implications,…

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    Wildfire Management

    Environmental and firefighting experts testified on the role of government in wildfire management. The hearing focused on the effects of wildfires on communities prone to them.

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