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Experts discuss climate change during UH lecture series
Date:9/25/2008

HOUSTON, Sept. 25, 2008 Noted energy and environment experts are participating in an eight-part lecture series at the University of Houston, addressing the implications of climate change for the world and for the Houston area.

"The Science and Policy of Climate Change" lecture series is free and open to the public and is held from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. Mondays through Nov. 17. The series started this week and is being held in room 101 of the Cameron Building on the UH campus. No registration is required. For a map, visit http://www.uh.edu/campus_map/buildings/CAM.php.

Part of the College of Technology Fall Futures Lecture Series started last year by Peter Bishop, well-known futurist and associate professor of strategic foresight, this year's series shifts its emphasis from energy to climate change. Joining Bishop this year is Barry Lefer, assistant professor of atmospheric science in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, who assembled an impressive group of guest speakers to address what can be done both globally and locally to slow down climate change, as well as adapt to its effects.

The schedule of lectures is as follows:

  • Sept. 22: Effects and implications of global warming; Robert Hariss, President and CEO of Houston Advanced Research Center
  • Sept. 29: Stabilization wedges and framework categories; Ron Sass, professor emeritus of chemistry at Rice University
  • Oct. 6: Economics of energy production and emissions; Ed Hirs, economics lecturer at UH
  • Oct. 20: Carbon emissions, capture, sequestration; Darrick Eugene, attorney at Vinson & Elkins, and Michael Moore, managing partner of Falcon Environmental Services, a division of Falcon Gas Storage that owns and operates underground gas storage facilities
  • Oct. 27: Non-carbon electricity production hydro, nuclear, geothermal, renewables (wind, bio, solar, marine); Dan Cohan, assistant professor of environmental engineering at Rice University, and Vanessa Kellogg, wind project developer at Horizon Wind Energy
  • Nov. 3: Materials production efficiency; TBD
  • Nov. 10: Architecture building efficiency; Leonard Bachman, associate professor of architecture at UH, and Brian Yeoman, the Clinton Climate Initiative city director for Houston
  • Nov. 17: Transportation (vehicle efficiency); Karl Pepple, the city of Houston's environmental programming director

For more information, contact Beatriz Arnillas at larnillas@uh.edu or 713-743-4637.

WHO:

Climate Change Experts

WHAT:

"The Science and Policy of Climate Change" lecture series

WHEN:

5:45 to 7:15 p.m., Mondays, Sept. 22 through Nov. 17 (except Oct. 13)

WHERE:

University of Houston
Cameron Building room 101
Corner of Wheeler and Cullen, Entrance 10


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Contact: Lisa Merkl
lkmerkl@uh.edu
713-743-8192
University of Houston
Source:Eurekalert

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