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Interviews with CCI Speakers

The CCI's Interview Series was filmed in collaboration with local cable television, the Lowell Telecommunications Corporation. View any episode below.

In addition to the above, explore CCI online resources, including curriculum information and modules, research and blog updates.


Climate Interactive: Simulations for Climate Change

Featured Speaker: Travis Franck, Climate Interactive and MIT

Overview: Interactive online tool for educators and students that graphs current and "player" decisions affecting climate change, sea level rise and global warming


The Economic Impact of Climate Change

Featured Speaker:Frank Ackerman, Synapse Energy Economics

Overview: Economic choices and policies that could positively or negatively affect our future world 


The Movement of Carbon from Our Land to Our Oceans

Featured Speaker: Oceanographer Bob Chen, UMass Boston

Overview: Carbon sinks in the oceans, how they occur and possible consequences


"Old Media, New Media: the Promise and Perils of Communicating Climate Change"

Featured Speaker: Geoffrey Haines-Stiles, write and producer for PBS' "Earth, the Operator's manual"

Overview: Climate change information through visuals, video and new media


Rethinking Climate Refugees and Climate Conflict: Rhetoric, Reality and Politics"

Featured Speaker: Betsy Hartmann, Hampshire College

Overview: Climate change and location may force migration; political reaction and consequences


"Building the Movement to Transition Beyond Fossil Fuels"

Featured Speaker: Carrie Watkins, Brandeis University student; Better Future Project

Overview: Student activist speaks about her experiences and projects at Brandeis


Climate change and extreme events:  What we know and what we don't" 

Featured Speaker: Ellen Douglas, UMass Boston

Overview: Current research, what it is showing, future implications


"Climate change comes to Thoreau's Concord: Impacts on plants, birds and butterflies."

Featured Speaker: Richard Primack, Boston University

Overview: Study of bird and plant adaptations and migrations over a period of time in Concord, MA; climate change factors


"The Future of the Clean Energy Industry"

Featured Speaker: Scott Clavenna, CEO GreenTech Media, Boston

Overview: Alternative Energy Solutions, wind and solar


"Climate Change and Cleaner Energy: Legal Pitfalls and Prospects"

Featured Speaker: John Duff, UMass Boston

Overview: Legal hurdles and cleaner energy in a quickly changing world


"Overview of the basic climate change science, greenhouse gas emissions, and potential impacts of climate change."

Featured Speaker: Juliette Rooney-Varga, Ph.D., UMass Lowell

Overview: This lecture provides an overview of basic climate change science, greenhouse gas emissions, and potential impacts of climate change, along with a demonstration of a policy that could be used to reduce emissions.