Global Summer/Winter School
S032 Reversing Climate Change

Session B

Course Title: S032 Reversing Climate Change

Duration: 2019.7.11-2019.8.2( 3 weeks)  

Campus: Xuhui

 

Course Description

The course will start from the Earth’s history and the basic Earth processes of heat flux, balance, atmospheric and ocean circulation, heat storage and carbon flux, causes and history of global climate change. The course will also summarize the anthropogenic CO2 contributions from developing agriculture, deforest, industries and metropolitan cities. A review will also be included of existing zero-CO2 emission technologies of renewable electricity, fuel, heat, and agriculture. The course will aim to inspore students to find innovative technologies for removing CO2 in air, soil, oceans, and discuss strategies for the future.

 

Highlight

² Learn the history of the Earth and its basic processes.

 

² Learn the histories of climate change, causes and processes.

 

² Understand the relationships between populations, socioeconomics, science and technologies, environment and climate.

 

² Learn zero CO2 release technologies of renewable energy and agriculture.

 

² Learn CO2 removal methods in air, soil and oceans.

 

² Our responsibility and action.

 

Instructors

Prof. Mark Huntley

Email: meh333@cornell.edu

Mark Huntley achieved his PhD in Biological Oceanography at the Dalhousie University in 1980. He is currently a Research Biologist at the University of Hawaii Hilo (2015-present), a Visiting Scholar in Biological and Environmental Engineering and Department of Animal Sciences at Cornell University (2011-present), and also an Adjunct Professor at the Nicholas School of Environment, Duke University (2013-present). Dr. Huntley served on the faculty at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD (1982-1998) and the Department of Oceanography, University of Hawaii, Manoa (1998-2011). His research career has focused on studying the impact of climate change on marine ecosystems and on the development of algal biotechnology for biofuel production and climate change mitigation. He has published >80 peer reviewed articles and several patents. He has led two companies: Aquasearch (1988 -2002), which developed astaxanthin as a human nutritional supplement, and Cellana (2007-2011), a $100 million joint venture with Royal Dutch Shell that developed and demonstrated algae biofuel and co-product production at the highest rates reported to date. He has served as PI of the Cornell Marine Microalgae Biofuels Consortium (2009-2015) and Co-PI of the Marine AlGae Industrialization Consortium, MAGIC (2015-present), both projects funded by the US Department of Energy.

 

Assessment

Attendance: 20%

Participation in question discussion: 40%

Final report: 40%

 

Contact

Program Director:

Mark Huntley (meh333@cornell.edu)

Meng Zhou(meng.zhou@sjtu.edu.cn

Program Coordinator: Ying Xi (xiyingsophie@sjtu.edu.cn)

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