Date(s) - 02/23/2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
On the south lawn of the White House, Pope Francis said, “Climate change is a problem which can no longer be left to a future generation.” In December 2015, world leaders gathered in Paris for the United Nations Climate Change Conference. Some even believe that so-called “climate change deniers” should be jailed for dissenting with the consensus view on climate change. Now more than ever before, this issue seems to be front and center in the political zeitgeist. Amidst these claims and proposals, where does the truth lie? What’s myth, and what’s fact? How does this issue affect you personally? Dave Rittenhouse and the Heartland Institute’s Dr. James Rust will be discussing the scientific validity of the claims made about climate change as well as how certain proposals might have a direct impact on your everyday life. Join us as we address one of the most pressing issues of our day: climate change.
Dr. James H. Rust, policy adviser for The Heartland Institute, is a retired professor of nuclear engineering and an outspoken critic of unnecessary alarmism over man-made global warming. Rust was an assistant professor of engineering at the University of Virginia and professor of nuclear engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has received numerous awards including the 1977 Engineer of the Year in Education and 1982 Engineer of the Year from GSPE. He was also the owner of two Atlanta businesses: Energy Consulting Engineering and Haralson Publishing Company.
Dave Rittenhouse is the Manager of New Business, Product, and Market Development for Glatfelter, a Specialty Paper manufacturer. He earned his Chemistry Degree from UNC and an MBA from the University of Alabama. In this capacity, he brings new technology to market in the Electrical Energy Storage Market for use in such devices as the Lead-Acid batteries that start cars, Lithium-Ion batteries that power laptops, cell phones, and electric vehicles. This provides him with an “Insider’s View” of this industry and the Environmental Movement in general.
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