On October 22nd, Sebastian hosted and moderated the European hour for Al Gore’s 24 Hours of Climate Reality, focusing on the cost of carbon in Europe. The hour examined the 500 year flood in Germany in the spring of 2013, the adaptation programs of the Netherlands to rising sea levels, and the 2010 wildfires in Russia that sparked the Arab Spring.
The hour featured short documentaries on rising infrastructural cost from climate related events in Europe and around the globe; it featured a panel on the rising cost of carbon with Dr. Rosina Bierbaum (University of Michigan), Maggie Fox (President & CEO of Climate Reality), Marta Szigeti Bonifert (Environment Committee of the Hungarian Business Leaders Forum), and Cors Beekman (Room for the River, Netherlands) with Sebastian moderating; the hour closed with an address by Vice President Al Gore. You can watch it here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDiOc51LLMYCost of Carbon: Europe