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September 4, 2015
3:00pm in PLS 1140
Wenjie Jiao
September 11, 2015
3:00pm in PLS 1140
Carl Tape from University of Alaska, Fairbanks
September 18, 2015
3:00pm in PLS 1140
Bruce Buffett from University of California, Berkeley
October 2, 2015
3:00pm in PLS 1140
Phil Candela from University of Maryland, College Park
October 16, 2015
3:00pm in PLS 1140
Kanani Lee from Yale University
October 30, 2015
3:00pm in PLS 1140
Mary Anne Holmes from Univ. Nebraska and NSF
November 6, 2015
3:00pm in PLS 1140
November 13, 2015
3:00pm in PLS 1140
December 5, 2015
3:00pm in PLS 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 world¹s 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.

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