A Simple and Smart Way to Fix Climate Change
- Managing Director, The Roda Group
In this talk, Dan Miller explains his journey towards paying more attention to climate change and how he believes this country can lead the world to reduce the impacts of climate change. Miller looks at why humans are less likely to believe that climate change is occurring and describes that the usual "threat indicators" that we use to determine whether we are in danger. Miller proposes a "Fee and Dividend" policy. Under this policy, there would be a fee on the CO2 content of fossil fuels. The money collected from that fee would be given as a dividend to every legal resident of America which would help offset the increase in prices.
Dan Miller is Managing Director of The Roda Group, a Berkeley venture capital group he co-founded that is focused on cleantech. Dan is a board member of carbon capture company Inventys Thermal Technologies, energy storage company Gridtential, and water technology companies mOasis and Axine, all Roda Group affiliate companies. He was previously the president of Ask Jeeves, Inc., a former Roda Group affiliate company. Dan co-founded TCSI corporation, which became a leading provider of telecommunications software. Before that, he designed communication satellite payloads at Hughes Aircraft (now Boeing) Space & Communications. He received his BS degree from Cornell and his MS from Stanford. Dan is a leading advocate on the need to take urgent action to address climate change.
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.