Dallas AICHE – September Meeting Announcement
Tuesday October 27nd, 2009
TIME: 6:00 PM Officer / Director’s Meeting
6:30 PM Social Hour (Bring your business cards)
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Presentation
PLACE: Two Guys From Italy Restaurant
(West side of Webb Chapel Rd, South of Forest Lane)
11637 Webb Chapel Rd.
Dallas, TX 75229
COST: Cost of meal (typically $8-15)
RSVP by email to Shannon Kramer at Skramer@bcd.tamhsc.edu. If by phone, please call Nancy Garnett at 972-647-3414.
SPEAKER: Dr. Michael Slattery –Director of the Institute for Environmental Studies and Chair of the Department of Environmental Science at Texas Christian University (TCU)
TOPIC: “Global Warming: cutting through the politics; understanding the science" Yes?
Global Warming is in the news and according to former Vice President Al Gore is caused by the release of greenhouse gases by humans. Dr. Slattery will discuss the science behind global warming – what we know and what we don’t know.
Professor Mike Slattery is Director of the Institute for Environmental Studies and Chair of the Department of Environmental Science at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas. Originally from South Africa, he is an internationally-trained geographer and environmental scientist: his Bachelor's is from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Masters from the University of Toronto, Canada, and Ph.D. from the University of Oxford, England. He has written more than 70 scientific articles, given over 50 presentations at national and international meetings, testified before the U.S. Congress, and in 2008, published Contemporary Environmental Issues (Kendall Hunt). He is currently on the editorial board of the Annals of the Association of American Geographers. Mike is also the lead scientist on a five-year, $3.2 million research initiative with Oxford University and Texas A&M University examining the ecological, economic, and carbon implications of renewable energy expansion in the US, specifically large wind farms in the Midwest. He has worked in diverse landscapes ranging from the Namib Desert in southern Africa to the cloud forests of Costa Rica, and in 2008 helped establish a research station and several biodiversity and conservation programs in Costa Rica, including a Green Macaw Protection Initiative. In 2009 Mike led a team of environmental scientists, artists, architects, and fabricators to design and launch the PGA Tour’s first ‘Green Pavilion’ at the 2009 Crowne Plaza Invitational Golf Tournament at Colonial. He is also a thought leader with The Roy Group in Canada, developing workshops and strategies for business leaders on how to create sustainable enterprises.
NEXT MEETING anticipated on November 17th. The speaker is pending.