Thursday, October 6, 2011

A shameless plug for an ISEE event

My institute at Lindenwood University is hosting a speaker, Robert Bryce, on October 18th, 3:00-4:00 PM, Dunseth Auditorium, Harmon Hall.  The title of his talk is “Can Fossil Fuels be Replaced by Renewable Energy in 20 Years Time?”  It is free and open to the public.  More information can be found here.

I turns out that Bryce has an op-ed in today's Wall Street Journal titled "Five Truths About Climate Change."  Briefly, his five truths are:
  1. The carbon taxers/limiters have lost.
  2. Regardless of whether it's getting hotter or colder—or both—we are going to need to produce a lot more energy in order to remain productive and comfortable.  
  3. The carbon-dioxide issue is not about the United States anymore.
  4. We have to get better—and we are—at turning energy into useful power. 
  5. The science is not settled, not by a long shot.
The event promises to be a hot one, so make it if you can.