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Powering Ohio’s Economy with Offshore Wind Energy Wednesday, December 7, 7 pm Come hear about the latest development from the leaders of the effort to build the nation’s first freshwater wind project—an initiative designed to deliver clean energy while creating a new industry in Northeast Ohio surrounding the research, engineering, manufacturing, installation and maintenance of offshore wind turbines. Panelists include Dr. Lorry Wagner, president of the Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation, Keith Lott of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Dianne Anderson and Iwan Alexander with the Great Lakes Energy Institute at Case Western Reserve University. Free with Museum admission.
Polar Bear Projections: Reliability in the Face of Uncertainty Friday, December 9, 7:30 PM Don’t miss Dr Steven C Amstrup, chief scientist and vice president of conservation science for Polar Bear International, as he discusses research about how greenhouse gas affects polar bears and their habitat. Registration required $
The Ethical Challenge of Climate Change: Why Don’t We Act? Wednesday, December 14, 7 PM Despite increasing scientific warnings of the dangers of altering the Earth’s climate, humanity continues to release more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Dr. Jeremy Bendik-Keymer, Beamer-Schneider Professor in Ethics at Case Western Reserve University, will explain the ethical problem of climate change and lead a discussion about how we can find the wisdom and courage to act. Free with Museum admission.