Summary: Dr. Carlson will discuss the science basis for understanding climatological changes in the last few hundred years and the key role of the increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration and its consequences on the global climate, regional variations, and human society over the next few decades and centuries. He will take a critical look at the economic and policy issues, for both the US and the rest of the world, and focus on some promising technologies and geopolitical trends.
Lockwood Carlson – bio: July 2017
Lockwood received his PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Wyoming. Did thesis research at Wyoming and Princeton on electrodynamics of black holes. Retired from 3M Company as Corporate Scientist. Held the Renier Chair in Technological Leadership at the University of Minnesota, retired after 12 years on the faculty in the Management of Technology program. Has taught course on modern physics, cosmology, nanotechnology, energy issues, and climate science at ILR in Saddlebrooke, and at OLLI at the University of Arizona and the University of Minnesota. Consults on emerging technology in nuclear and solar energy Serves on corporate and academic boards.