Jobs and Security, Pikas and Penguins:
The Big Surprisingly Optimistic Story on Energy and the Environment
We share the world with whales and trees today because we switched from burning them to burning fossil fuels. We truly enjoy the benefits from those fossil fuels, but we are burning them roughly a million times faster than nature saved them for us, and we must find replacements. If we learn while we burn, we can move toward a sustainable energy system with a stronger economy, more jobs, greater national security in a cleaner environment more consistent with the Golden Rule. Ignoring the solid scholarship especially hurts poor people in hot places, and future generations.
Join Dr. Richard Alley, earth scientist, professor, and contributor to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), whose members shared the 2007 Nobel Prize with Al Gore, as he shares important knowledge regarding energy and the environment.
At this event we will also honor Dr. Jose Vargas, class of 1999 and member of the Loyola College Board of Advisors, for his dedication to Loyola College and the Natural and Applied Sciences.
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