From: Henry Moss
Subject: James Hansen at the Academy
We are pleased to be hosting a special dinner/lecture program of the
Association of Energy Engineers featuring Dr. James Hansen of NASA-GISS.
Those responding to this email will get the AEE member rate of $55. Please
reserve as indicated below:
The Association of Energy Engineers (NY Chapter)
Annual Awards Dinner
Keynote Speaker: Dr. James Hansen, NASA-GISS
Tuesday June 19, 2001
2 East 63rd Street
5:30 - 6:30 open bar cocktail hour
7:00 - 8:30 dinner with award presentations
8:30 - 9:30 coffee and dessert with keynote presentation
($55 for chapter and NYAS members and friends. $65 for non-members.
Reservations and checks go to: Asit Patel, Association for Energy
Affordability, 505 8th Ave, NY NY 10018. Contact: Navrang@aol.com)
Dr. James Hansen heads the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New
York City, which is a division of Goddard Space Flight Center's (Greenbelt,
MD), Earth Sciences Directorate. He was trained in physics and astronomy in
the space science program of Dr. James Van Allen at the University of Iowa.
His early research on the properties of clouds of Venus led to their
identification as sulfuric acid. Since the late 1970s, he has worked on
studies and computer simulations of the Earth's climate, for the purpose of
understanding the human impact on global climate. Dr. Hansen is best known
for his testimony on climate change to congressional committees in the 1980s
that helped raise broad awareness of the global warming issue. He was
elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1995, and received the
prestigious Heinz Award for environment in 2001.
The New York Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers annually
recognizes local individuals, organizations, and projects which are distinct
in their achievement in the field of energy efficiency and new technologies.
Recent awards have highlighted green building design and practice, waste
biogas recovery for fuel cell power production, and energy equity via
low-income program operation.