Subject: Seminar today by Dr. Marcia McNutt, editor-in-chief of Science

Description:
Dr. Marcia McNutt, editor-in-chief of Science, will present a seminar at 3 pm
Friday in Plant Sciences lecture hall room 1140

Marcia McNutt from American Association for the Advancement of Science
Geoscience Problem Solving for Sustainability: Focus on Climate and Energy
Abstract: Geoscientists are and will continue to be at the forefront of
finding solutions to many of the world┬╣s most pressing challenges for how to
find solutions to many of problems in maintaining and enhancing the quality
of life for the billions of people on Earth in a sustainable manner. At the
center of this challenge is the energy-climate change nexus: how to provide
abundant energy to power modern society without continuing to contribute to
the risk of climate change. Geoscientists are solving these problems by
helping to find energy sources with lower CO2 emissions, providing the
science for climate change adaptation, and exploring the prospects for
climate intervention. Hand-in-hand with these issues, geoscientists need to
be cognizant of the continuing need for abundant critical materials and water
for alternative energy technologies and energy production.


Event Start Time: 3:00 pm
Event Location: Plant Science Bldg room 1140
Contact Person: Gene Ferrick
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