Houston Permitting Center 1002 Washington Ave. 7002
CLIMATE CHANGE EMERGENCY
CLASS SERIES: SAT. 8/1 AND 8/15 10:00AM - 11:30AM
** ZOOM LIVE CLASSES - Complimentary- Reserve your ticket here.
** Plan to attend both classes to get the most out of the presentations.
CLASS 1: Sat. 8/1: Introduction to Climate Change: The Problems and the Solutions. Jim Blackburn will present an overview of the problem of climate change that will be the KEY issue facing the world in the 21st Century. Blackburn will summarize the changes in our Texas and global climate that have been forecast, and he will present a range of solutions that will redefine our current economic, agricultural and industrial models.
Presenter: Jim Blackburn is a Professor in the Practice in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Rice University, co-director of Rice University’s Severe Storm (SSPEED) Center and a Faculty Scholar at Rice’s Baker Institute where he is leading a project to development of a United States standard for storing carbon in the soil of prairies and grasslands. He is both an environmental lawyer and planner and has written two books about the Texas coast with the most recent – A Texan Plan for the Texas Coast –released in October 2017 by Texas A&M Press. Jim was selected a Rice University Alumni Laureate in 2018.