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Transition Houston Meeting: Climate Change: It’s warming, It’s Us, We’re Sure, It’s Bad, We can fix it!

February 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Climate Change: It’s warming, It’s Us, We’re Sure, It’s Bad, We can fix it!

We hope you’ll join us for our first Transition Houston meeting of the New Year!

Our meeting will feature a presentation and Q&A by Dr. Larry Kremer, from Citizens Climate Lobby who will present the findings of the Fourth National Climate Assessment report which draws a direct connection between the warming atmosphere and the resulting changes that affect Americans’ lives, communities, and livelihoods, now and in the future.

Climate shapes where and how we live and the environment around us and the Houston Climate Movement is leading the way for local action! Texas, and Houston in particular, face unique risks and challenges due to the impacts of climate change, from flooding to heat to droughts and more. We hope you’ll be a part of the journey to address these issues.

Socializing starts at 6:30pm and the meeting begins at 7:00pm at the Haven’s Center, 1827 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77098.

About Our Speaker

Dr. Kremer obtained his PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City Utah and his BS in Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin. He was a visiting fellow at the Nuclear Physics Institute in Amsterdam Netherlands where identified radioactive sulfur containing molecules produced in particle accelerators.  In post doctoral studies at Yale University he studied reaction products of high energy Tritium atoms with hydrocarbons.  His 38 year industrial career involved many aspects of the chemical and energy industries.  As Senior Technology Advisor at Baker Hughes, he was involved in many areas including handling of hydrocarbons form hydraulic fracturing operations, processing various feed stocks in refineries including biomass based feed stocks, carbon capture and storage, and reducing hazards handling hydrogen sulfide.  He worked on evaluating new technologies, particularly from small stat up companies.

For many years he led the sessions on Desalting at the National AIChE conventions.  He was a Director of the Fuels and Petrochemicals section of AIChE.  He last spoke at an AIChE conference at the Spring Meeting in New Orleans in 2014. Since retiring, he has been an advisor to companies in energy area and working on sustainability. He has over 50 publications and 19 issued US patents.

About Citizens Climate Lobby

The Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) has been working hard to educate and lobby on behalf of climate change and thanks to hard work and support over many years, bipartisan legislation is currently before the Congress! The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2018 introduced in Congress by two Republicans and three Democrats. This historic bipartisan bill would enact carbon fee and dividend into law when passed.

Details

Date:
February 5, 2019
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Website:
http://www.transitionhouston.org

Organizer

Transition Houston
Email:
info@transitionhouston.org
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Venue

Haven’s Center
1827 W Alabama St
Houston, TX 77098 United States
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