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Sierra College Experts andamp; Insights: Geologic CO2 Storage to Address Global Warming

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE andamp;#8212; During the past 200 years, atmospheric CO2 concentrations have steadily increased. Today, globally, about 26 billion tons of CO2 from fossil fuel combustion are emitted into the atmosphere every year. There is growing consensus that increases in CO2 concentrations are disrupting the earthandamp;#8217;s climate, will cause sea levels to rise enough to flood low-lying coastal regions, and will damage sensitive ecosystems.As one of several potential technologies to address this problem, geologic storage of CO2 in underground formations has quickly advanced from a mere concept to a reality, but more remains to be accomplished before widespread application of this technology is possible.John Henry Beyer, manager of the West Coast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (WESTCARB) projects in California and Arizona, will describe geologic carbon dioxide sequestration, one of many technologies being studied and adopted to address global climate change. Beyer will touch upon current atmospheric CO2 concentrations and consequences and the spectrum of technologies needed to address global warming. He will also describe how CO2 is trapped deep underground, and the risks, costs and concerns of monitoring it.Experts andamp; Insights is a monthly lecture/discussion program in the Sierra College Dean’s Lecture Series. These research-based presentations will keep your mind active, stimulate curiosity and encourage enjoyable dialog. Classes start promptly at 7:30 p.m. at Sierra College Tahoe-Truckee Campus and are offered at no charge. Doors open at 7 p.m. for coffee and socializing.

Experts andamp; InsightsGeologic CO2 Storage to Address Global WarmingFriday, March 18, 7:30 p.m.Sierra College Tahoe-Truckee Campus, 11001 College Trail, TruckeeThe public is invited, but reservations are requested for each event at 530-550-2290

Selling Desire: Images from a Consumer CultureFriday, April 8, 7:30 p.m.Kathleen A. Taylor, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology, Women and Gender Studies Department, Sierra College, RocklinDo you feel like your body is continually socially scrutinized, that products you purchase donandamp;#8217;t deliver on their promise, and the culture acts as if a womanandamp;#8217;s andamp;#8220;hotnessandamp;#8221; is the measure of her personal success? Are you confused by six-year-olds in bras and high heels, the difference between a pimp and ho? You are not alone. Explore narratives of advertising in this multi-media presentation.