Virtual Concerts, a Public Think Tank show

Virtual Concerts, a Public Think Tank

Summary: Hosted by ecological artist Aviva Rahmani on, the goal of the "Virtual Concerts" is to encourage high quality on the ground restoration projects and maximize dialog.

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 Designing for Public Policy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:52

Everyone says we have all the means to deal with global warming except the political will to effect public policy. Four months after COP15, the global warming conference in Copenhagen, it's clear that politicians and corporations are feeling no pain about any political will to address climate change. This conversation is with Dr. Jim White, director of the Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR), University of Colorado at Boulder. It is about how to effect policy change about global warming and what to do next. From the 2009 Virtual Concerts II, we recorded and edited some of our conversations for COP15 into "SOS Gulf to Gulf," connecting the harrowing dots, expecting that the obvious would provide a clear road map to action. Now, it's time to critique ourselves and look forward because that didn't work. Can art really move mountains of political inertia? Are we even asking and answering the right questions? Listen and text chat in, or email me directly for an invitation to access the webex site during webcast: We have room for 25 guest participants. Topic: Designing for Public Policy Date: Thursday, April 15, 2010 Time: 2:30 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00) Meeting Number: 736 306 844 Meeting Password: GhostNets4

 After COP 15 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:07:42
 Leveraging Change: with Kelly Blynn | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:09:25

October 24, 2009 "Sing to 350," by Aviva Rahmani was among the 5000 events mobilized world wide to draw attention to carbon emissions rates that are now at an unsustainable 400 parts per million. Kelly Blynn was one of the original founders of, one of a group of Bill McKibben's students. She will attend the Conference on global warming, COP15, with other members of COP15, in Copenhagen that will take place in December. This event is simulwebcast live as a desktop sharing session. Reservations for attendance can be made by emailing

 Youth and Global Warming: do we have time to wait for them to grow up? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:10

Alissa Kronovet, National Youth Planners Co-Director does sustainability workshops with young people, including in New Orleans. What can the next generation of activist professionals contribute today?

 Drugs, Terrorism, and Malthus in the age of Global Warming | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:43

The news reports a loop between drugs, discontent and terrorism. Simple logic makes a connection between over-population of the human species and the loss of every other species and natural resource. Malthus thought war was the self-correction for over-population. Did Malthus have it right about how nature corrects these imbalances? What does history teach us about our options and what does art have to do with it?


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