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Date:
May 22, 2018
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Time Details:
40 theater-style chairs; 2 tables in back
Location:
Barth Community Room
Address:
Crowell Public Library
1890 Huntington Drive

San Marino, CA 91108
Cost:
free
Tom-Flood
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What Can We Do About Global Warming?

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

USC Professor Emeritus Thomas Flood will present a program that summarizes the changes necessary to head off the most serious consequences that will likely occur if society continues on the path of “business as usual.” These changes include: a shift to renewable technologies as the exclusive sources of energy; abandonment of the internal combustion engine with all transportation and machinery driven by renewable electricity; reversal of deforestation; and revision of agricultural practices. The scientific and technological knowledge exists to accomplish most of these goals. Climate change mitigation is not all-or-nothing. If we cannot get to 100% renewables right away, it is still extremely important to get to 50 or 60% as soon as possible. After receiving his doctorate in Chemistry at MIT, Professor Thomas Flood spent forty years at USC teaching courses on atmospheric chemistry and pollution, conventional and renewable energy sources, and global warming and climate change.