CO2 - Too much of a good thing?
Activity: CO2 - Too much of a good thing?
Carbon is an essential building block of life. Carbon-based fuels are valuable sources of deportable, storable energy. Can we use too much carbon based fuel? Why it matters to the atmosphere, and what you can do about it.
Activity Materials/Instructions: CO2 - Too Much of a Good Thing
GirlTalk 2010, Ursuline Academy
Presenter: Susan Hovorka, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist, Gulf Coast Carbon Center, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin
Background: Dr. Hovorka conducts research to understand how fluids move through rocks. Currently she is conducting field experiments on the best way to predict and then validate predictions of what happens to CO2 injected underground to "put it back" after energy is extracted from fossil fuels. She received her B.S. from Earlham College and holds a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Geology from The University of Texas at Austin.
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