San Francisco
via Zoom
San Francisco, CA
United States of America


This virtual talk will reveal the surprising history of climate science, discuss the critical events leading to the current climate emergency and offer vivid illustrations of some of our most hopeful solutions - many of which are already underway. Those who attend will become more effective communicators about climate issues and ambassadors for the clean-energy transition that's needed to give the next generation a more livable future.

Today's speaker is Andrew Gunther, an environmental scientist and a climate change educator, who was recently appointed by California Governor Gavin Newsom to the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board.

Dr. Gunther received his Ph.D. in Energy and Resources from the University of California at Berkeley in 1987, and he has worked at the intersection of environmental science and policy since 1979. He has extensive experience in applying science to the development of air, water, and endangered species policy, and for the past several years has been working with a broad array of organizations to help prepare our region for a changing climate.

He served as Assistant Chief Scientist for the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Restoration Program, and he was the first manager of the State of California’s program that monitors for toxic substances in  San Francisco Bay. In 2017, Dr. Gunther became the ninth person to win Jean Auer Environmental Award from the San Francisco Estuary Partnership, which honors his “significant contribution toward improving environmental quality in the Bay-Delta Estuary.”

He also serves on the Bay Conservation and Development Commission, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Register here for the Zoom link.