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L. Hunter Lovins

Hunter Lovins, L.

President of Natural Capitalism Solutions

Natural Capitalism creates practical tools and strategies enabling companies, communities and countries to increase prosperity and quality of life. Lovins consults for industries and governments globally, advising the Energy Minister… more

Philip Stott

Stott, Philip

Emeritus Professor and Biogeographer from the University of London, UK

Although a scientist, for the past ten years Stott has also employed modern techniques of deconstruction to grand environmental narratives, like “global warming.” Stott was editor of the internationally-important Journal… more

Bjorn Lomborg

Lomborg, Bjorn

Author of the Bestsellers Cool It and The Skeptical Environmentalist

Bjorn was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2004, one of the "50 people who could save the planet" by the… more

Peter Huber

Peter Huber

Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute and Author

Peter Huber is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute writing on the issues of drug development, energy, technology, and the law. Before joining the Manhattan Institute, Huber served as… more

Karl Rove

Rove, Karl

Fox News Contributor

Rove was the architect of George W. Bush's 2000 and 2004 presidential campaigns, and from 2001-2007 the president's senior advisor and deputy chief of staff. Of Rove, columnist Michael Barone… more

William Kristol

Kristol, William

Editor of the influential Washington-based political magazine, the Weekly Standard

Kristol is widely recognized as one of the nation's leading political analysts and commentators, Kristol regularly appears on Fox News Sunday and on the Fox News Channel. He is an… more

Simon Jenkins

Jenkins, Simon

Journalist and Author

Simon writes a column twice weekly for the Guardian and weekly for the Sunday Times, as well as broadcasting for the BBC. Previously he wrote columns for the Times and… more

Jeff Jarvis

Jarvis, Jeff

Creator and Founding Editor of Entertainment Weekly and Sunday Editor and Associate Publisher of the New York Daily News

Jeff is writing a book, WWGD? - What Would Google Do?, that reverse-engineers the company's success and applies those lessons and laws to other industries. He writes about media and… more

Jim Harper

Harper, Jim

Director of Information Policy Studies at the Cato Institute

A nationally recognized privacy, Internet, and technology policy expert, Jim has testified in Congress a half-dozen times and in state legislatures nationwide. He advises the U.S. Department of Homeland Security… more

Esther Dyson

Dyson, Esther

Investor and Director of 23andMe and Yandex

Ester is well qualified to opine on Google. In 1997, she wrote Release 2.0: A Design for Living in the Digital Age, about the impact of the Internet on individuals… more