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The Earth's energy and climate futures

  • The Beer Bistro 1061 West Madison Street Chicago, IL, 60607 United States (map)
 Liz Moyer is an Associate Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Chicago in the Dept of Geophysical Sciences.

Liz Moyer is an Associate Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Chicago in the Dept of Geophysical Sciences.

Liz Moyer, PhD
University of Chicago

Energy is the foundation of the human economy, but our energy system is now so large that its waste product, CO2, can alter global climate. We’ll discuss the scale of humanity’s activities, their physical effects, and possible energy technologies of the future.  One goal is to provide simple physical frameworks and back-of-the-envelope calculations that can lead to core insights (for example, that biofuels cannot be a solution, or that CO2 tends to make climate less rather than more variable).


Event information:

  • This event is open to all ages
  • Drinks and food will be available for purchase
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