Public Lecture

13 December 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Moscone South - Room 102

Event Type:

Family-Friendly

Ticketing Type:

Open To All

Section/Focus Group or Subject Matter:

Education (ED)

Dr. Richard Alley, Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences at Pennsylvania State University, will deliver the 2015 Public Lecture titled Ice Cores to Smart Phones: The Good News on Energy, the Environment, and Our Future. We humans have always moved ahead by getting something else to do our work for us. But, we have consistently overdone it, burning trees and whales far faster than they grew back, and then suffering the consequences. Fossil fuels are next, with our present path likely to lead to scarcity after highly expensive global warming. Fortunately, the science, engineering and design that gave us smart phones can also give us an economical, sustainable energy system that can power everyone almost forever. Learn more about the 2015 Public Lecture.