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Climate Change: Science and Solutions with John Henry Beyer, PhD

Thursday, June 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

| Free

About this event:

What is causing climate change and how severe is it? What can we do to mitigate the effects of climate change, and how do we stay motivated to follow through? Dr. Beyer explains the science behind global warming and climate change in a way that is engaging and understandable. By representing large datasets visually, explaining complex concepts in accessible language, and drawing on psychologists’ research on reactions to disturbing information, he offers us a path forward under what might otherwise feel like insurmountable challenges.

About Our Guest Speaker:

John Henry Beyer, Ph.D., Geophysics – With a Bachelors degree in Physics and a Masters in Geophysics, John Henry then went to the University of California at Berkeley and earned a Ph.D. in Geophysics. His research involved the development of technologies to explore for geothermal resources for electricity generation. This led to his management of a 50-employee geophysical exploration company and subsequent consulting jobs managing geothermal exploration projects in Japan, Indonesia, and the Azores.

The more recent part of his career has been in research management developing technologies to mitigate climate change. At the California Energy Commission, he oversaw research focused on increasing efficiency and reducing emissions from electricity generation systems. Subsequently, he returned to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he had worked as a grad student, to manage research on the geologic storage of carbon dioxide—to keep this greenhouse gas from being released into the atmosphere by fossil fuel power plants, until we can stop burning coal and natural gas for electricity generation.

He retired from Berkeley Lab several years ago and moved from the Bay Area to Truckee, where for decades he had been going to ski, usually at Squaw Valley.

Contact Shannon Grover with questions about this presentation at sgrover@savemountdiablo.org or 925-947-3535 ext. 30

Details

Date:
Thursday, June 24
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-change-science-and-solutions-with-john-henry-beyer-phd-registration-146839369507
 

Organizer

Save Mount Diablo
Phone:
(925) 947-3535
Website:
www.savemountdiablo.org

Other

Your Name (this will not appear on the event listing)
Floyd McCluhan (Save Mount Diablo Communications & Advocacy Intern)

Venue

Zoom Webinar
1199 9th Ave.
San Francisco, California 94122
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