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Presentation and Q&A with Dr. Mark Z. Jacobson
August 13, 2020 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm PDT
As part of our Changing Climate Series via Zoom we are proud to announce that we will be having a Presentation and Q&A with Dr. Mark Z. Jacobson, Director of the Atmosphere and Energy Program at Stanford University. The topic will be 100% Clean, Renewable Energy and Storage for Everything.
The North County Climate Change Alliance invites you to a special event! Join us to hear from Stanford professor, scientist and climate activist Dr. Mark Jacobson. Following the presentation there will be a Q&A session moderated by NCCCA President Karl Aldinger
Dr. Jacobson will present his groundbreaking work on the scientific basis of the energy portion of the Green New Deal. He will also lay out the pathway to the use of 100% renewable energy to power cities, states, and countries worldwide.
There is no charge for this online event but you must register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions for Dr. Jacobson ahead of time and during the presentation.
While there is no guarantee that every question will be answered we’ll do our best! Questions can be submitted in advance by emailing Karl Aldinger at firstname.lastname@example.org. They can also be posted in the chat room during the talk.
Throughout his career Dr. Jacobson has concentrated on better understanding air pollution and global warming problems and on developing large-scale clean, renewable energy solutions to them. He has developed several computer models for simulating air pollution and how it effects climate including the first interactive model showing the combined effects of gas, aerosols and radiative air-pollution on weather systems. He also discovered that black carbon, which is the main component of soot particles, may be the second-leading cause of global warming after carbon dioxide. He is also a senior fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford.
In 2009, he and Mark A. Delucchi co-authored a pioneering report on how to power the world on renewable energy alone. “A large-scale wind, water and solar energy system can reliably supply the world’s needs, significantly benefiting climate, air quality, water quality, ecology and energy security … [T]he obstacles are primarily political, not technical.” — Mark Z. Jacobson and Mark A. Delucchi, in Scientific American
Dr. Jacobson co-founded The Solutions Project in 2013, with actor Mark Ruffalo, businessman Marco Krapels, and activist Josh Fox.
Karl Aldinger, in addition to serving as president for the North County Climate Change Alliance, is an engineer, and former teacher. He earned a K-12 teaching credential from UC Irvine and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Delaware. In recent years he has shifted his career to focus on fighting Climate Crisis with advocacy, activism and organizing. As a Conservation Organizer for the Sierra Club, Karl coordinates advocacy and activism efforts for Climate solutions including transportation, Community Choice Energy, and electrification. He cofounded the San Diego Hub of the Sunrise Movement and volunteers with SD350. Originally from Pennsylvania Karl has lived in Fallbrook since 2001, and his interests include soils and writing.