Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m. - Frontiers of Science with Dr. Daniel G. Nocera! "The Global Energy Challenge: A Moral Imperative for the University" in room 220 of the Aline Wilmot Skaggs Building (ASB) on the U of U Campus!
FRONTIERS OF SCIENCE
with Dr. Daniel G. Nocera,
Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy Harvard University
The Global Energy Challenge: A Moral Imperative for the University
Date & Time: Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 6:00pm
Climate change is an existential threat to society as we continue to meet energy demand with carbon-based fuels. Energy demand is set to grow in the coming decades, mostly driven by 3 billion people currently without access to reliable energy and an anticipated 3 billion new inhabitants of our planet by mid-century. Increasing global living standards, expanding access to education, and improving health outcomes are all inextricably linked to a need for greatly increasing access to affordable, reliable energy. Meeting this future global energy need for 6 billion new energy consumers, together with current energy users, with the expanded use of fossil fuels is inconsistent with a low-risk climate pathway; and yet, those fuels often remain the most affordable and widely available despite continued declines in the costs for zero-carbon energy technologies.
Frontiers of Science is free and open to the public. Please arrive early, as seating and parking will be limited. Click here to learn more about the Frontiers of Science lecture series.