Net Zero: How Do We Get There?

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Monday, October 11, 2021 6 pm

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Husky Bites presents Special Guest Amlan Mukherjee

Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering
Michigan Technological University

Co-host

Heather Dylla, PhD
Director of Sustainable Highways
Federal Highway Administration

Topic

Forest fires, warmer summers, storms and floods: global warming is compounding the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events and causing disruptions costing us lives and resources. Reducing our atmospheric greenhouse gas emissions is crucial to reducing the long-term rise in average global temperatures. Given the carbon intensive nature of our economy it is unlikely that we can reduce our emissions to zero—however, Net Zero promises methods and technologies that aim to balance the net amount of greenhouse gas emissions that are being emitted, versus that which is being absorbed back from the atmosphere. The United States has set the ambitious goal of reaching net zero emissions economy-wide by no later than 2050. During Husky Bites, Prof. Mukherjee and his longtime collaborator, Dr. Dylla, explore Net Zero implications for engineering practice.

Read the full blog post here.

Join us early at 5:45 p.m. for conversation and a weather update.

About Husky Bites

Husky Bites are free 20-minute Interactive Zoom Webinars from the College of Engineering at Michigan Tech. Time after for Q&A.

Event Host

Audra Morse
Department, Chair, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering
Michigan Technological University

Brain Food

Join us for a bite! Grab some dinner with Dean Janet Callahan and a special guest, and learn something new! This family-friendly event is BYOC (bring your own curiosity). 

When: Mondays, 6:00 p.m. starting September 13 and held weekly through November.

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