Friday, October 21, 2011, 3pm
Innovation Hall room 136

Robert Ehrlich
George Mason University

Climate for Energy Change: A Time for Bridges, not Tunnels

Although the consensus of climate scientists is that a significant fraction of global warming is human-caused, there is a rising level of public skepticism about the matter. How and why that skepticism developed will be discussed, and how clean energy can be the bridge across the political chasm to deal with the matter in a way that is sound both politically, economically and technologically. A brief description of programs dealing with renewable energy at the graduate and undergraduate levels at Mason will also be presented.