Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2008/06/27/California_Cool_Low_Carbon_Economy_Panel Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and Mary Nichols, Chair of the California Air Resources Board, dismiss skeptics' claims that humans are not contributing to global warming. ----- California is a leader in the fight against dangerous climate change. But experts say more needs to be done. Much more. What is the state of scientific knowledge about the causes and impacts of global warming? How can the U.S. and fast-growing economies such as China and India reduce carbon emissions to safe levels? Can California consumers, corporations and policymakers facilitate systemic change and spur others to act? What are the costs and what are the opportunities? What role does innovation play? - The Commonwealth Club of California Rajendra Kumar Pachauri (born August 20, 1940, Nainital, India) is an economist and environmental scientist who has served as the chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) since 2002. Pachauri is also the director general of the Energy and Resources Institute in New Delhi, an institution devoted to researching and promoting sustainable development. On December 10, 2007, Dr. Pachauri accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the IPCC, along with co-recipient Al Gore. Mary D. Nichols was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as Chairman of the California Air Resources Board in July 2007. She returns to the Air Board 30 years after serving as the Chairman under Governor Jerry Brown from 1978 to 1983
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