Friday, April 7, 2017 at 8:00pm in the Henegar Center
Presented by Scott Tilley, PhD
Fossil Fuels: Friend or Foe?
Like it or not, our economy runs primarily on coal, oil, and natural gas. It’s undeniable that our society has been greatly enriched through the use of fossil fuels: we grow more crops, we live longer, and we can travel the globe like never before. But it’s also true that burning hydrocarbons for 150 years has polluted our environment. There is a world-side search for clean sources of alternate energy — and we should be leading the way. As with most complex problems, the issues are not as clear-cut as they seem. Come to this thought-provoking talk by Scott Tilley to hear a balanced perspective on the history of fossil fuels — and learn more about how we’ll power the world of tomorrow.
Scott Tilley is president and founder of the Center for Technology & Society, a professor at the Florida institute of Technology, president and co-founder of Big Data Florida, president of the Space Coast Writers’ Guild, and an ACM Distinguished Speaker. His recent books include Systems Analysis & Design (Cengage, 2016). He writes the weekly “Technology Today” column for Florida Today.
All tickets $10
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