|11:00 am - 12:15 pm
||A. Scott Denning Lecture:
"Climate and Water: Rising to the Challenges with Creative Energy Solutions"
Hyland Hall: Timmerman Auditorium
change is everyone's business. It's not primarily a scientific problem. The
science behind climate change is simple and straightforward and can be
understood by anyone. It's not based on computer models, and it's not based on
recent warming trends, and it's not complicated. It's likely to get much worse
than you may think, and last far longer than almost anyone realizes.
Nevertheless, it's not the end of the world. The climate problem can be solved. Technical solutions are readily available using existing methods that are affordable. Solving this problem will involve providing the means for a decent life for billions of people around the world using methods to generate energy that don't put CO2 in the atmosphere.
Cynics and alarmists promote a bankrupt vision of humanity in which well-being is extracted from cheap fossil fuel that is running out and destroys our climate. Let's choose an alternate vision of a humanity that creates well-being with ingenuity and hard work, which are abundant. Choose a bright future!
For a lively video, check out Scott Denning's "Dances with Molecules" below!
For a more serious view and a set of great resources check out "100 Views of Climate Change" and click "Taking Action/energy."