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How will NYC prepare for future extreme weather events? Upcoming seminars on Nov 14th and 20th...

Helen
user 10130881
Flushing, NY
Post #: 90
Hope all of our members and loved ones are safe and recovering from the hardships of recent storms.

Are we now living in a new Hurricane Alley? Our lives, homes, and properties are clearly at risk from Nature's forces. What changes are called for in our infrastructure and land use? There are two upcoming free seminars sponsored by the City of NY, Columbia U, NYC Bar Association, as well as other organizations.

Nov 14th, 10AM-1:45PM plus luncheon 1:45PM-2:30PM:
What is the State of the Art in Preparing for Extreme Weather Events? (Sorry for the short notice - non reserved seats are available on a first come first served basis)

Nov 20th 7PM-9PM:
Climate Change Adaptation and the Region's Energy and Land Use Challenges (Get tickets)

Please click on our calendar for the details.
Hollis
PinkDevil
Group Organizer
Forest Hills, NY
Post #: 27
Thanks, Helen. Here's the direct link to the calendar: http://www.meetup.com/NYCPrivateInvestors/events/calendar/­.

Members, please feel free to add other relevant events to the calendar. A trader's work is never done; even though we may not spend an inordinate amount of time "pressing buttons", there's always something new to learn. And assessing the economic, political and geophysical environment in which we live is certainly in scope for managing our wealth.
Helen
user 10130881
Flushing, NY
Post #: 91
Message from the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis:

"Tonight, Nov 15th, the inaugural lecture for the new speaker series on the Economics of Climate Change will be live streamed on SCEPA's website beginning at 6:00pm. To watch it live, please use this link: http://www.economicpo...­

Mark Z. Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the Atmosphere/Energy Program at Stanford University, will join us to discuss "Wind, Water and Sunlight: How to Address Global Warming, Air Pollution, and Energy Security."

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, it is clear how climate change can devastate communities. Scientists predict that weather patterns will be increasingly unpredictable unless climate change is seriously addressed and alternative energy sources are considered.Today's talk will explore the major environmental issues of global warming, air pollution, and energy insecurity and outlines a plan to solve them. Mark Z. Jacobson, director of the Atmosphere/Energy Program at Stanford University, considers the many facets of viable wind, water, and sunlight energy production and concludes that it could fully—and economically—power the world in the next 20 to 40 years."

If you are unable to watch tonight, you can probably find a recorded video of it.

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