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Laurie David

Laurie DavidLaurie David has produced numerous projects that have brought the issue of global warming into mainstream popular culture, including the Academy Award-winning documentary film, An Inconvenient Truth. She is the author of the bestselling book Stop Global Warming: The Solution is You! and co-author of The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming. Laurie executive produced 2005’s Earth to America!, a TBS primetime comedy special, the 2006 HBO documentary, Too Hot Not to Handle. Laurie co-headlined the Stop Global Warming College Tour with Sheryl Crow. During the two-week tour Laurie and Sheryl visited college campuses in the South and Southeast on a biodiesel tour bus to raise awareness about global warming.

As a trustee of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Laurie has received a U.S. EPA Climate Protection Award, the Feminist Majority’s Eleanor Roosevelt Award, Audubon Society’s Rachel Carson Award and NRDC’s Forces for Nature award for her tireless work to stop global warming.

Her newest book The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids, One Meal at a Time is an inspirational, practical and green guide to the most important hour in a family’s day, dinnertime.

A hiker looking up at a Redwood tree in Redwoods State Park. Rich Wheater / Getty Images
By Douglas Broom
  • Redwoods are the world's tallest trees.
  • Now scientists have discovered they are even bigger than we thought.
  • Using laser technology they map the 80-meter giants.
  • Trees are a key plank in the fight against climate change.

They are among the largest trees in the world, descendants of forests where dinosaurs roamed.

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