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Most Popular Speeches
CAN FORESTS SEQUESTER ENOUGH CARBON TO REDUCE CO2 BUILDUP IN THE ATMOSPHERE? Based on many decades of Botkin's research on this subject.
ENERGY INDEPENDENCE: How America Can Achieve it
LIVING ON MARS: What Ecology Tells Us Will Be Necessary for a Life-Support System on Our Neighboring Planet
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING
25 MYTHS THAT ARE DESTROYING THE ENVIRONMENT: What Environmentalists Believe and Why They Are Wrong
RETHINKING NATURE: What I’ve Learned in 45 Years as an Ecological Scientist about How to Solve Environmental Problems
Other Speech Topics
The Future of Our National Parks: How Should They Fit into the 21st Century?
2016 will be the centennial of the National Park Service and it faces many challenges, which I will discuss and make recommendations. These include: appealing to America's ever more diverse population; conservation of biodiversity as the environment changes; invasive species; introduction of endangered species; the role of the parks in responses to climate change; the use of science within the park for management and for the advancement of science. I have taught park rangers in training, done research in national parks, and served on a committee advising the director about the role of science in the parks in the future, and have written about the role of parks in our future.
A Natural History Trip Through an Art Museum: an Ecologist's Interpretation of the Representation of Landscape Beauty.
In this talk, I take you on a naturalist's field trip to paintings of nature. All my life I have been fascinated by the paintings of landscapes — the representation of nature and people within nature. When I visit art galleries and museums and look at landscape paintings in the way that I look at any natural area I visit. I have been surprised by how differently these are represented throughout the centuries of Western Civilization and what this tells us about our own appreciate of nature, the environment, and our role in these.
Environmental Forecasting: How it Is Done and How to Do it Correctly
Closing in on Global Warming: What We Know and What We Don't Know
Climate Change and Biodiversity.
Living with and Solving Problems in an Always-changing Environment
Living with Risk: River Floods, Seacoast Storms, and Forest Fires
Power Up! Alternative Energy and the Environment.
Reconciling Ecology and Economics
Wildlife Management in an Ever-changing World
What Is Sustainable about Sustainability?
Environmental Forecasting and Monitoring
Lewis and Clark's Legacy: Two Centuries of Change in the American West
Thoreau and a New Vision for Civilization and Nature
Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA December 7-8, 2016 Major Environmental Issues That Will Face President Donald Trump, and Is the Arctic Sea Ice Melting Away?
HawkWatch Environmental Nonprofit, Salt Lake City, Utah, August 7, 2014. Annual Donor Dinner. Twenty-Five Myths that are Destroying the Environment: What Many Believe and Why they are Wrong.
Objective Evaluation of the IPCC 2014 and New U. S. Climate Change Reports
I was an expert reviewer of the IPCC 2014 reports and of the U. S. new Climate Change Impacts in the United States report. I reviewed both at the request of the organizations that produced those reports. With my 45 years of research on the possibility of a global warming and its ecological effects, publications from the early 1970s to the present, I have a unique perspective, which I think will be helpful to people trying to understand where the objective science is and how to deal with the implications of these reports. Citizens of the U. S. should expect and insist that their government, when providing a report about climate change, should produce a document that is objective and solid science. In this talk I will discuss whether this is what is found in the new White House report.
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, April 16, 2014. What Forests Need in the 21st Century.
The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, CT. 8 PM March 10, 2014. Evening speech: RETHINKING NATURE: What I’ve Learned in 45 Years as an Ecological Scientist about How to Solve Environmental Problems.
ITOCHU International Inc., New York, NY. Noon, March 11, 2014 Green Energy: A Sideshow or the Future?
Pinchot Institute conference, September 17-18, 2013, Forest conservation and restoration in the Anthropocene,Washington, DC, "Adapting forest science, practice, and policy to shifting ground; from steady-state assumptions to building dynamic change."
U.S. Geological Survey headquarters, Reston, Virginia, September 19, 2013. "Statistically Valid Estimates of Forest Biomass and Carbon Storage."
International Union of Forest Research Organizations, October 7-9, 2013, Forest Biomass Conference 2013, Mierzęcin Palace, Poland, Implications of 45 Years Search for Statistically Valid Estimates of Forest Biomass and Carbon Storage.
PERC (Property and Environmental Research Center), August 13-16, 2013, Conference on Reconciling Economics and Environment, Bozeman, MT, Environmental Economics in an Ever- Changing Environment.
October 20, 2012, Applewood Retirement Community, Amherst, MA, The Moon in the Nautilus Shell: How Nature is Always Changing.
October 8-9, 2012, Property and Environment Research Center (PERC), one of 24 participants in forum on Reconciling Economics and Ecology: The Foundation of Environmental Optimism.
October 5, 2012, New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY, Climate Change and Biodiversity.
September 10, 2012, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, Climate Change and Biodiversity.
May 17, 2012, Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD, Power Up! Alternative Energy and the Environment.
April 29 - May 1, 2012 Property and Environment Research Center (PERC), one of 12 participants in forum on Reconciling Ecology and Economics: Processes and Property Rights.
March 10, 2012, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Santa Barbara, Pritzlaff Award talk # 2, People within Nature.
March 9, 2012, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden and University of California, Santa Barbara, Pritzlaff Award talk # 1, Conserving Biodiversity in a Changing Climate.
December 29,2011, Explorers Club, New York City, Closing in on Global Warming: What We Know and What We Don’t Know.