February 2014 Lecture Series

February Lecture series:

Climate Change: Learning by Lecture

sponsored by 100Grannies.org

 Monday, Feb. 3- Professor Liz Maas

Monday, Feb. 10-Professor Udaykumar

(Feb 17 = Presidents Day holiday)

Monday, Feb. 24- Michael Garvin

Monday, March 3- Senator Rob Hogg

 
(6:00-7:00 PM, room 202, Senior Center, Iowa City)

  1. Feb.3- Climate Change in the Midwest” , Liz Maas, Kirkwood Professor  Climate Change and the specific issues surrounding a Midwestern life. Carbon cycle, impacts by humankind, and the potential changes that will/are occurring.   Recent movement to reduce carbon emissions but the risks this brings to other parts of our world.
  2. Feb. 10-“Connecting the dots : food, forests, climate change”,  H. S. Udaykumar  Professor Mechanical and Industrial Engineering,  University of Iowa
  3. Feb. 24-“Saving the Planet: Changing to Non-carbon Energy Sources”,    Michael Garvin, RENAIS, LLC, Renewable Energy Network for Aggregated & Integrating Systems  The talk will reveal the intimate connections between our food choices and global climate change. The speaker shows that a plant-based diet is healthful for all living creatures on the planet and for the planet itself. Michael will present technologies and business strategies to complete a global transition to non-carbon solutions.
  4. March 3“A Call to Climate Action – America’s New National Purpose”Senator Rob Hogg  Senator Hogg is a state senator from Cedar Rapids and author of a new book, America’s Climate Century (available at Prairie Lights Book Store or through the University of Iowa or Iowa City Public Library).  He will explain why climate change is the defining historical challenge of our times, and what Americans can do about it.

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