There is arguably no topic more important to the existence of our highly technologically-dependent global society than the issue of energy.
The future of energy will be the focus of the next Central Colorado Humanists Sunday Science program April 1st, at 10 a.m. at the Steam Plant, 220 W. Sackett Ave., Salida.
Geologist John Hebberger of Jackson, Wyoming will explain the key role Wyoming plays in providing the U.S. economy the energy it needs, and how it is one of a handful of states which are truly “global scale” sources of energy.
His presentation will review how our global society of 7.5 billion people has developed over the past 150 years, through the availability of cheap and abundant energy, how the energy mix has changed over time, and where the global growth in energy use will primarily come from.
He will demonstrate how all sources of energy have multiple and often unrecognized costs far beyond simple monetary ones.
Hebberger will explore the future out to 2030 and the end of this century, looking at the possible mix of energy sources that might be used by our global society to meet its growing needs. He will outline the range of predictions, gloomy and optimistic, for society in terms of future energy needs, and how critical it is to find answers to how future energy needs will be met.
Geologist John Hebberger Jr. holds bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Missouri in geology and worked for three decades for the Chevron Corporation in technical and management roles domestically and internationally. He currently serves on the boards of the Geologists of Jackson Hole, the Idaho State University Geosciences Department and serves on the Teton County Wyoming Public Lands Initiative Committee.
Hebberger has given and helped to organize multiple earth science-related educational programs over the past 11 years, both for schools and the general public.
His presentation will be followed by a question and answer period. A discussion and light refreshments will follow. Admission is always free and the public is invited.
April 1, 10 a.m. - noon
Salida Steam Plant Ballroom
220 W. Sackett Ave., Salida
Energy in Wyoming and the World - Critical Choices