Climate Change Tiger Talk 5/18/11
Tiger Talk: Climate Change
David Crane ’81, CEO of NRG Energy Inc.
Freeman Dyson, physicist and mathematician, The Institute for Advanced Study
Hiram "Chip" Levy II, Senior Research Scientist - Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory/NOAA on Princeton's Forrestal Campus
The panel will be moderated by George Bustin '70.
After a lively discussion and debate on charter schools in suburbia at its last Tiger Talk, PA3 is switching gears for a Tiger Talk on another heated issue: climate change.
Humans have long suspected that their activities alter the climate they live in. Ancient Greeks, for example, wondered if cutting down trees would affect rainfall. With the discovery of the greenhouse effect in the early 19th century, climate change emerged as an area of more formal scientific inquiry. By the 1950s, scientists largely believed that human activity could influence climate but were unsure if it would have a net cooling or warming effect. The prevailing opinion that human activity caused global warming emerged by the 1970s. Yet despite humans' long history of questioning their effect on climate, a debate still rages among scientists: Is the earth warming, and is man causing it? Can we or should we stop it? How can we prepare?
Following their comments, the panelists will be available for questions from attendees or other panelists.
We ask attendees to respect the fact that this event is an 'off the record' discussion for PA3 members and their guests.
May 18th, 2011
7 PM – 9 PM
The Convocation Room
at The Friend Center
Princeton University School of Engineering
(corner of Olden and William Streets)
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Dessert buffet and coffee/tea included
Ticket price: $10 per person
Please RSVP below
Reservations will be held at the door
Tiger Talk: Climate Change ( Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM )
Location: Friend Center - Princeton University Campus
Organized by: PA3
First Friday Lunch at the Nassau Club - May 6th, 2011
This month's lunch features Wenzhe Cao, graduate student in the Electrical Engineering Department, discussing her research into "digital skin." She is working on developing a type of electrode that can retain electrical functionality under large mechanical deformation. This type of electrode is extremely useful in biomedical applications, due to its soft and pliable nature.
Looking forward to seeing you...in your orange and black!
First Friday Lunch at the Nassau Club ( Friday, May 6, 2011 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM )
Location: Nassau Club, Princeton
Cost: $25 for dues payers, $30 for others
Organized by: PA3
Discussions of Interesting Topics with Alumni Experts and Friends.
For each Talk, a few panelist experts will be on hand to start the conversation. People with levels of expertise and perspective are welcome to chime-in, ask questions, and/or listen to others. The Talks are intended to be both educational and casual.
February 5, 2011: Charter Schools in Suburbia
May 18, 2011: Climate Change
September 2011: Tiger Mothers - A Discussion of Ivy League Parenting Styles
Check the PA3 event calendar for details and to RSVP for upcoming Tiger Talks.
Tiger Talks are intended to be scheduled quarterly or whenever an interesting topic or panelist arises. Your suggestions are welcome!
Dues-Payers' Reception and Dinner at the Graduate College
Reception and Dinner at Grad College ( Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM )
Location: Wyman House and Procter Hall
Cost: Free for dues payers
Organized by: PA3