The November Brown Bag Lecture (Tuesday, November 1 at noon) features Dr. Ross McCluney, environmental writer and ret. Principal Research Scientist at UCF's Florida Solar Energy Center.
Dr. McCluney will briefly review some material from the August Brown Bag Lunch and describe how global warming works. Then he'll discuss some great things that happened with renewable energy over the last decade or two and what that means for reversing climate change.
There is now underway a significant transition toward getting 100% away from fossil fuel combustion to clean renewable energy. It involves some major shifts in the way the world's electrical generation and distribution system works, including new structures for the electric utility companies and major advances in the electrical grid.
The problem is that the transition is not going fast enough. McCluney will describe some of the obstacles to going faster and mention what several organizations are doing to overcome these obstacles and accelerate the transition over the next decade, hopefully stopping climate change in its tracks before it gets out of hand.
www.futureofhumanity.org: Dr. McLuney's blog.
www.fsec.ucf.edu/en/: FSEC website. Dr. McLuney worked at the FSEC from 1976 to 2007
www.fsec.ucf.edu/en/research/buildings/fenestration/index.htm: Dr. McLuney's area of work at FSEC, where he did fenestration research and was a technical consultant on the Disney Sundial, the largest sundial in the world.
www.fsec.ucf.edu/en/research/environment/index.htm: Information on microorganism and pollution control.
MRC's Brown Bag Lunch Series is held the first Tuesday of each month from noon to 1:00 pm at the Ted Moorhead Lagoon House, 3275 Dixie Highway NE, Palm Bay. Florida. For more information contact MRC at 321-725-7775.