Watch Mayor Bloomberg LIVE at The Weather Company's Climate Conversation today, as part of Climate Week NYC

26 September 2013

NEW YORK: The Weather Company, in partnership with Climate Week NYC and The Climate Group, will convene leaders in government, science, industry and NGOs including NY Mayor Bloomberg, for its first annual Climate Conversation, which you can watch live today.

One-on-one interviews, short talks and panel discussions will shine a spotlight on some of the biggest thinkers, most compelling stories and boldest solutions for reducing the impacts of Climate Change. The program’s narrative arc will cover the latest science, the most significant local and national policy initiatives, leading advocacy and public engagement efforts and new technologies and breakthrough innovations.

Watch events live and join in the conversation on social media using #CWNYC.



2:00pm - 6:00pm EDT

The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers


Emcee, Sol Guy, Opening Presentation/Introduction

Mark Kenber, CEO, The Climate Group, Welcome 

David Kenny, CEO, The Weather Company, Welcome                               

2:15 PM Keynote remarks by MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG

Remarks to be followed by Q&A with David Kenny  

2:35 PM PANEL: AIR, WATER AND ICE The Cutting Edge of Climate Science

In a series of 3 short talks, leading researchers describe the latest discoveries and data impacting the three major ecological spheres – wildfire and drought, melting icecaps and smut spores in the air, and what it means for our weather.  The talks will be followed by an open forum Audience Q&A moderated by Liz Courtney. 

Moderator: Liz Courtney, Producer, Tipping Points

Cryosphere: Greenland Ice Climate Feedbacks

Jason Box, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland

Global Water and Energy Cycle

Eric Wood, Director, Program in Environmental Engineering and Water Resources - Princeton University

Atmospheric Aerosols and Black Carbon

Sarah Doherty, University of Washington, Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences


This panel will address the need for resiliency planning in today’s current economic environment and the science behind issues of resiliency and adaptation. The panelists will also address the role that cities can play as hubs of innovation in mitigating climate change, not simply responding to its effects.

Cas Holloway, Deputy Mayor, New York City

Jay Carson, Director, C40 Cities Climate Leadership

Matt Petersen, Chief Sustainability Officer, Los Angeles/Former CEO Global Green

Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig, Sr. Research Scientist, NASA Goddard Inst. for Space Studies


Presentation by David de Rothschild, Founder, Sculpt the Future Foundation 

Cutting through the clutter, these leading NGOs have found ways to stand out and effect change.  The advocates will take on the challenge of how to make Americans view Climate Change as a top priority and a global issue of import.

Moderator: Stephanie Abrams, The Weather Company

Heidi Cullen, Chief Climatologist, Climate Central

Jim Moriarity, CEO Surfrider Foundation

Mindy Lubber, President, Ceres

Larry Schweiger, President and CEO, National Wildlife Federation

5:10 PM Showtime: Years of Living Dangerously Preview and Discussion

TWC hosts a preview of Showtime’s upcoming documentary series, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A with the series’ producers and stars including Solly Granatstein, Chris Hayes, David Gelber, Joel Bach and Lesley Stahl facilitated by Heidi Cullen.


Is it possible to reverse the effects of climate change or slow the progress of global warming?  Entrepreneurs and policymakers are imagining and experimenting with new technologies and approaches that could transform our world and way of life.

Moderator: Jeff Masters, Weather Underground

One-on-One Conversation with Nick Cook, Founder/CEO Dynamixx  (15 minutes) followed by panel discussion

Leslie Dewan, Co-founder, Transatomic Power

Morgan Williams, CEO, Biochar

Mark Herrema, CEO, Newlight Technologies

Toyota Technology, TBD

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See the 50+ affiliate events that are taking place across NYC for Climate Week NYC - our fifth anniversary. 

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