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Dr. Robert Ballard is also the founder and president of the Institute For Exploration (IFE) at Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut. Specializing in deep-sea archaeology, IFE's goal is to establish this new field of research utilizing evolving technology, such as advanced mapping and imaging systems, underwater robotics and remotely operated vehicles. Another Institute for Exploration objective is to share Ballard's most recent discoveries with guests in the Challenge of the Deep exhibition, completed as part of a $52 million expansion at Mystic Aquarium in 1999.
Edward James "Ed" Begley, Jr. is an American actor and environmentalist. Begley has appeared in hundreds of films, television shows, and stage performances.
When it comes to taking personal responsibility for the environment, few individuals can match the record of actor and activist Ed Begley, Jr. Known for turning up at Hollywood events on his bicycle, he has served as chairman of the Environmental Media Association and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy.
Paul Bledsoe has worked for more than 20 years at a senior level in Congress, the executive branch, and the private sector on key national issues including energy and environmental policy, natural resources, health care, and budget and tax policy. From 1998 to 2000, he served as communications director of the White House Climate Change Task Force under President Clinton
Inspiring Adventurer, Photographer and Speaker on the Environment. Sebastian Copeland holds four world and Guinness records in the polar regions. He has crossed the Arctic Ocean on foot, the Greenland Ice Cap in its length and the Antarctica continent from its east to west axis. He has been charged alone by polar bears, fell through the ice in minus forty degrees, and has had frostbites on almost all his extremities.
Not Evil Just Wrong, a film which examines the devastating consequences of the global warming hysteria. The film highlights the tragic consequences of the first triumph of the environmental movement, the ban on DDT, which has needlessly resulted in the deaths of more than 40 million children and adults in the developing world.
Lord Christopher Monckton, businessman, newspaper editor, inventor, classical architect, trained orator and high priest of climate skepticism, prevented several government-level scientific frauds while serving as a Downing Street domestic and science policy advisor to Margaret Thatcher, saving British taxpayers billions. In 1986 he was the first to advise the Prime Minister that global warming caused by CO2 should be investigated. Two years later she set up the Hadley Center.
Dr. Rajendra Kumar Pachauri is the chair of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the scientific intergovernmental body that provides decision makers and the public with an objective source of information about climate change. He is also director general of TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute), a major independent research organization providing knowledge on energy, environment, forestry, biotechnology, and the conservation of natural resources.
Roy W. Spencer received his Ph.D. in meteorology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1981. Before becoming a Principal Research Scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2001, he was a Senior Scientist for Climate Studies at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, where he and Dr. John Christy received NASA’s Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal for their global temperature monitoring work with satellites. Dr. Spencer’s work with NASA continues as the U.S. Science Team leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer flying on NASA’s Aqua satellite.
A renowned speaker, Curt Weldon is recognized for his consummate expertise and passionate ability to captivate audiences. Congressman Curt Weldon served for 20 years in the United States Congress retiring as both Vice Chair of the House Armed Services Committee as well as Vice Chair of the House Homeland Security Committee. He also served on the Energy Committee of the House Science Committee.