An Engineering Perspective on Climate Change
Date: Thursday, February 19th, 2015
Door Open: 7:00 P.M. Presentation: 7:30 P.M.
Location: Islington Golf Club, 45 Riverbank Drive, Etobicoke, M9B 5B8 (first street north of Dundas Street west of Islington Avenue)
Abstract: What does the science really say about climate change? How can we account for future weather in our designs? Does this trigger any responsibilities for our profession? What are the economic opportunities and challenges? Come hear about climate science told from an engineering perspective, hear the latest scientific findings, and have your questions answered. Skeptics and environmentalists alike can get a sharper understanding of the where the line is currently drawn between science and speculation. You will also learn what we as engineers can do about it, at the technical, regulatory, and political levels.
Speaker: Mr. Yannick Trottier holds a degree from MIT in aerospace engineering, and completed a twelve-week MIT class on climate science. He was a co-founder of Spectral Applied Research, a high-technology startup that built the MOST space telescope and operated a LIDAR ozone observatory in the Arctic. Spectral was sold to Oxford Instruments in 2013. Mr. Trottier also worked on nuclear reactors for 9 years before committing himself to the climate change cause.
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