Our next meeting will be held Monday, December 12th, 2011 6-8 pm at Tahoe
Donner's Pizza on the Hill at 11509 Northwoods Blvd.
In the spirit of something new for the holidays, this month's presentation will be one of pure science. Matthew Reagan from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will present an overview of his research in climate science entitled: Methane, Hydrates, and Global Warming: The Untold Story!
Climate change is a matter of concern to those of us living in a fragile alpine environment.
Thousands of gigatons of methane, a greenhouse gas far more more powerful than carbon dioxide, have been sequestered in permafrost and frozen in the deep ocean. As the arctic warms, this methane may enter the oceans and atmosphere and have profound chemical and atmospheric consequences. Oceanic methane hydrates in particular have been suggested as a driver of climate feedback loops. In this talk, we will take a look at methane and climate and evaluate both the hype and the reality of runaway climate change.
Dr. Matthew Reagan is a research scientist specializing in transport, thermodynamics, and energy resources at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He hold a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as a 4000'er badge from the Appalachian Mountain Club and many years of powder runs
Join us at Tahoe Donner's Pizza on the Hill at 11509 Northwoods Blvd. A $5
fee includes pizza, salad, and soft drinks. Silicon Mountain Group – A local
networking group of technology professionals, entrepreneurs and virtuals
that hosts a monthly meeting from 6-8 pm on the 2nd Monday of every month.
RSVP TahoeSiliconMountain@gmail.com. This weeks event is co-sponsored by
New Leaders (http://newleaders.com), a local web and mobile software
Hope to see you there!