Upcoming Events:

May 1st, 2019: “Shape Your Future: Energy, Climate, and Human Rights” at Luther College, Iowa at 7:00 PM

April 26th, 2019: “Young People’s World: Making Your Future” at Bucknell University, PA, 8-9:30 PM

Past Events:

April 17th, 2019: “Young People’s World: Making Your Future Energy, Climate & Human Rights” at School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Queens College, CUNY

February 4th, 2019: The 37th annual World Affairs Conference (WAC), Upper Canada College, Toronto, Canada

October 16th-20th, 2018: AGU JING Conference in Xi’an, China

October 9th, 2018: “Global Energy, Climate & Human Health: Young People’s Burdens and Opportunities” at Bemidji State University, Minnesota, 7-9 pm.

September 7th, 2018: “Global Energy, Climate and Health: Young People’s Burdens and Opportunities” at Mulhenberg College, PA from 3:00pm-4:30pm

June 10th-11th, 2018: The 9th Annual Citizens’ Climate International Conference & Lobby Day in Washington DC

May 22nd-24th, 2018: “Negative CO2 Emissions–Why, When and How Much?” International Conference on Negative CO2 Emissions in Gothenburg, Sweden

May 8th, 2018: “Climate, Energy and Policy” at Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada

November 2017: Young People’s Burden: Averting Climate Disaster: Presentation in Bonn, Germany, at COP23

March 8th, 2017: How Can Young People Take Charge of Their Future? Video taken at Williams College, MA


April 18th, 2017 (Tues): “Peaceful Revolution: Global Justice for Young People Requires a New Approach“, John B Davis Lecture Hall, Macalester College, Saint Paul, MN, 4:30 pm.

April 14th, 2017 (Fri): Can Scientists (Not) Be Activists, Conference Keynote, Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street, 5:00pm-6:30pm

April 7th, 2017 (Fri): “Global Climate Change: Can the Next Generation Avert a Catastrophe?”  presentation, followed by conversation with Glen MacDonald and the audience, AAG annual meeting at The Hynes Convention Center in Boston, 10-11:40 am.

March 18, 2017 (Sat): “Global Climate Change: Can the next generation avert a catastrophe?” Woodward Instructional Resource Centre Lecture Hall No. 2, UBC, Vancouver, BC. 8:15pm.

March 15th, 2017 (Wed): Global Climate Change: What is the Status, What Investments are Most Helpful”. Social Value International: Confluence Philanthropy – 7th Annual Practitioners Gathering, The Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, LA, 4:00 pm.

March 10th, 2017 (Fri): Keynote Speaker – ” A Peaceful Revolution: Global Justice for Young People Requires a New Approach,” – Appalachian Studies Conference 2017. Squires Colonial Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. 4:00pm-5:15pm.

March 8th, 2017 (Wed): Keynote Speaker – Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Bernhard Music Center,  54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown, MA 01267. 8:00pm. Open to the public. 

March 2nd, 2017 (Thurs): Speaker – Ethics in Action NYC Series: Climate Change and NYC with Dr. James Hansen, New York Society for Ethical Culture 2 West 64th St. at Central Park West, New York. 6:30pm-8:00pm. Register for free tickets. 

December 5th, 2016 (Mon): Speaker – Putting a Price on Carbon forum – New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street, New York, NY 10025. 6:30pm-9:00pm/ Please RSVP for the event via link.

-September 12th, 2016 (Mon): Speaker on the panel – Climate in Court: A Convening of Renowned Climate Experts, University of Oregon EMU Redwood Auditorium. 12:00-1:30pm PDT

* Seating is limited and is first-come first-served. The event will be live streamed at and will be available for viewing after the event.

-May 14th, 2016 (Sat): Guest Speaker – Citizens’ Climate Lobby International Conference Call. 1pm EST

-April 21st, 2016 (Thurs): Speaker – Youth Government Day Keynote Address, Benedictine University. 7:00pm

-April 6th-8th, 2016: Climate Change Leader in Residence at Yale University

-March 4th, 2016 (Friday): Keynote – Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s 2016 Mid- Atlantic Regional Conference, Arcadia University, 450 South Easton Road, Glenside, PA. 8:00pm. Registration required.

-February 25th, 2016 (Thurs):

Speaker- GreenBiz 16, JW Marriott Camelback Inn, Scottsdale, AZ. 11:05am-11:15am.

Speaker –Climate Change and Energy: How Can Justice Be Achieved for Young People and Nature?, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. 5:00-6:15pm. RSVP required.

– February 9th, 2016 (Tues): Special Seminar: Climate Change and Energy: How Can Justice Be Achieved for Young People and Nature?, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. 6:00pm-8:00pm. Open to the public, registration required.

– December 30th, 2015 (Wed): Karma: Cause, Effect and the Illusion of Fate a conversation with James Hansen and Peter Sarsgaard, The Rubin Museum, 150 West 17th Street, New York, NY. 7:00pm-8:30pm. Ticket required.

– November 5th, 2015 (Thurs): Speaker –American Polar Society’s 80th Anniversary Meeting & Symposium, La Jolla, CA. Pre-registration required.

– November 2nd, 2015 (Mon): Keynote Speaker -The Geological Society of America’s Bridging Two Continents Luncheon, Baltimore, Maryland. 12:00pm-1:30pm Ticket required.

– October 15th, 2015 (Thurs): Speaker – Friends of Europe’s Climate & Energy Outlook, Brussels, Belgium. 10:30am-11:00am Pre-registration required.

-September 9th, 2015 (Wed): Keynote Speaker – Elders Climate Action’s Grandparents Climate Action Day, Washington, D.C. Pre-registration required.

– July 22nd, 2015 (Wed): An Update on Climate Change – STEMteachersNYC’s Summer Workshops, Teacher’s College,Columbia University, Zankel Hall, Room 408.12:30pm – 1:30pm Pre-registration required.

-June 22, 2015(Mon): “Ask the Experts” Panel- Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s International Conference, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C. 11:00am-12:00pm. Pre-registration required.

-June 10, 2015 (Wed): Keynote Address at NYIT Energy Conference 10th Anniversary -Tipping Points: Energy, Water, Climate, NYIT de Seversky Conference Center, Old Westbury, N.Y. 11568. 9:20am-10:20am. Registration required.

-April 21, 2015 (Tues): ” Climate, Energy, and Intergenerational Justice”- The 17th Annual Sierra Club Forum, Monroe Community College, 1000 E Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY. 6:30pm. Pre-registration required.

-April 14, 2015 (Tues):  “Climate Change and Energy: How Can Young People Take Ownership of Their Future?”- 2015 David J. Rose Lectureship in Nuclear Technology, MIT Wong Auditorium, Cambridge, MA. 4:00p.m.

-November 9, 2014 (Sun.): “Climate, Energy, Human Health, Development and Global Justice”. – Justice in Development: Confronting Illicit Financial Flows and Climate Change, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.  10:00a.m.-11:00a.m.

October 16, 2014 (Thurs.): “Climate Change and Energy: A Global Perspective”. Iowa City – Renewable Energy Symposium, Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge, Iowa City, Iowa. 3:00-3:30 p.m.

& “Speaking Truth to Power: Lessons from Iowa and Relevance to Global Climate Politics”. Same place as above. 7:00-9:00 p.m.

October 15, 2014 (Wed.): “Climate Change: The Driver of Human and Planetary Health” at Des Moines- Heartland Global Health Consortium: Climate, Nutrition and Health. Parents Hall, Olmsted Center, Drake University. 1:20-2:30 p.m.

“Tenant Farming to White House Arrests: A Scientist’s Perspective on the Unfolding Climate Crisis and Opportunity”. Sheslow Auditorium, Olmsted Center, Drake University. 4:30-6:00 p.m.

September 17, 2014 (Wed.): Keynote “One Good Thing: Religions for a Strong Climate Treaty”, Church Center, NYC, 10:45-11:30 a.m.

August 28, 2014 (Thurs.): “Speaking Truth to Power: A Scientist’s View of the Climate Crisis”, Humanists of Metro New York, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

– August 16, 2014:“Itinerant Farming to White House Arrests: A Scientist’s View of the Climate Crisis and the Challenge to Lawmakers”, NCEL National Conference, Marquette Hotel, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 3-4 p.m.