SUTA (The Sharif University of Technology Association) Toronto Chapter - Presents "3 Degrees: A discussion on Climate Change" by Lee Norton.
Lee keeps pace with the accelerated developments in climate change and he presents an up-to-date review of where we stand. His presentation, “3-Degrees” is continually being updated as new information is published.
The event is free for us if we register by June 20th. Please RSVP here http://www.suta.org/events?eventId=672707&EventViewMode=EventRegistration .Hope to see you there!
Abstract: We are almost at the point where nature will take over. James Hansen claims that if we warm our atmosphere to 3 degrees above pre-industrial times, it will guarantee disaster as we will have hit a tipping point where the frozen methane hydrates will come out of the permafrost and the now cold ocean depths at a rate that will exceed our present fossil fuel emissions. Methane is about 30 times stronger than CO2. There is more methane stored than coal and oil put together.
It will take the world past 6 degrees above our pre-industrial average. Now, 6 degrees is now believed to be the temperature the world was in the Permian Extinction that killed 95% of all life. Sediments indicate that the world was anoxic after this extinction and it took millions of years for life to come back. Dinosaurs, which came next, inhabited our planet for about 165 million years; modern man to date is listed at 165,000 years. The Pliocine period had CO2 at 390 ppm & temperature at 3 deg.
Speaker Biography: Lee Norton was initially trained by Al Gore and is a certified speaker for the Climate Project - Canada. He has presented to local schools, colleges and universities as well as conferences, local cities, engineering associations and workplace seminars.
Lee is a professional engineer specializing in mechanical services for commercial buildings and he is a writer and editorial adviser for Canadian Consulting Engineer Magazine. Lee continues to make presentations across Ontario, discussing climate change impacts and how individuals in their homes, businesses and communities can take the actions necessary to reduce their environmental impact and urge others to action.
Registration and fees: The event is free, with registration prior to June 20, 2013. Please RSVP here http://www.suta.org/events?eventId=672707&EventViewMode=EventRegistration on or before that date.
Late registrations will be charged $10 at the door.