Is climate change anthropogenic (are we causing it)? Do we need to wait while UN Scientists “the Greenies” and questioning Scientists “the Skeptics” debate this issue? Do we have the time to wait? What issues should we be thinking about ourselves? What will it take to progress from the stage of ideas and ideologies to a stage of realistic and pragmatic implementation for a selection of the proposed options? What criteria should be used?
Climate is a very complex and dynamic system and it is healthy for the “Greenies” and “Skeptics” to debate the issues of possible anthropogenic origin. This happens in science all the time. The problem is that the non scientific public has been divided into different camps on the basis of ideology. This division prevents the development of a flexible and comprehensive solution. The speaker will address the above questions and explore a solution that provides for sustainable energy in harmony with both our environment and our pockets.
Speaker: Cosmos Voutsinos P.Eng.
Cosmos earned a Bachelor’s in Mech. Eng., System Dynamics & Control, from the University of Waterloo and a Masters in Mech. Eng., Thermo-fluids, from McMaster University. His career progressed from system designs in the Canadian nuclear Industry to construction management of US power plants in Taiwan. While in Taiwan he specialized in engineering economics. He designed Taiwan’s power infrastructure to incorporate LNG and coal port facilities, oil fired, coal fired, gas fired, hydro, and nuclear power plants to ensure that Taiwan had a reliable power supply in the event that military and/or political actions blocked external energy supplies.
Upon returning to Canada he started Adtech Manufacturing Ltd, manufacturing high tech control systems for the military, nuclear and aerospace industries. In 2002 Cosmos sold his company and semi-retired in Lethbridge. He continues his involvement in the energy sector through the CNS and his consulting company Technology Integration Ltd. (TIL). In addition, he has authored two booklets ”Using Nuclear Energy to Get the Most Out of Alberta’s Tar Sands” and “Road Map For a Comprehensive Energy Policy”.
Moderator: Ralph Thrall Jr.
Date: Thursday, October 21, 2010 Time: Noon - 1:30 PM Location: Country Kitchen Catering (Lower level of The Keg) 1715 Mayor Magrath Dr. S Cost: $10.00 (includes lunch)