1. Physics Colloquium

    "The Global Energy Problem"

    Presented by Wolfgang Bauer, Michigan State University

    Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 3:30 pm
    Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Hosted by: Rob Pisarski

    Humans consume approximately 16 TW of power, generated mainly from burning of fossil fuels. This leads to a significant change in the composition of our planet's atmosphere and global warming due to this human activity. I will discuss the impact that alternative and renewable energy and power sources can have on slowing down global warming and the associated ocean acidification, sea-level rise, and other environmental impacts. In particular I will concentrate on biomass-based approaches.