Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Place: Willow Tree Restaurant
6513 Regional St
Dublin, CA 94568
Speaker: Albert G. Engelhardt
President and CEO Enfitek, Inc
An Iconoclast Revisits Climate Change:
Climate Change, Some Pleasant Truths.
About the meeting: A considerable share of the limited resources of the country, and of scientists and engineers, is being wasted on the speculation about global warming and the role of CO2. Data obtained by scientists about the temperature cycles for many thousands of years in the past have shown significant temperature cycles without the effect of large human populations. There are solid data out there conclusively proving man-made global warming to be at best insignificant. A summary of the Climate Change Debate within the context of recent developments will be given.

About the speaker: Albert G. Engelhardt is President and CEO of Enfitek, Inc. His 51-year professional career covers a broad spectrum as a university professor, a research engineer and physicist, a LANL Staff Member, and corporate executive. Dr Engelhardt holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois. He has been active in IEEE activities locally, nationally and internationally since 1957. He is presently the IEEE Region 6 Life Member Coordinator. He is a charter member (1975) of the Los Alamos Section, now the Los Alamos and Northern New Mexico Section (LANNM). From 1974 to 1981, he contributed to the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS) as a member of the Executive Committee and later as a member of the Administrative Committee. He was a member of the local committee when the International Conference on Plasma Sciences (ICOPS) meeting was held in Santa Fe in 1981. He has served the Section as Chair (1995 and 1999), Vice-Chair (1998), Vice-Chair NPSS Chapter (1994), Program Chair (1994), Chair of the Laser and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS) and NPSS Chapters (1999 to 2007) and Secretary (2003 to 2005). He has been instrumental in organizing three LANNM Chapters: Computer Society, NPSS and Life Member. He has served in Region 6 (Western US) from 2003 to 2006 as a Member of the Ethics Committee and as Southwest IEEE-USA Professional Activities Committees for Engineers (PACE) and Area Chairs. Presently (2007 - ) he is the Region 6 Life Member Coordinator and Chair of the LANNM Life Member's Activity Group (LMAG). During his tenure, four LMAG's have been created: Albuquerque, Los Alamos, Oakland/East Bay and Seattle. He originated the concept of the Section Public Forum - on Global Warming in 1998 and on Professionalism, Security and Civil Rights in 1999.

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Comment from the Organizers: The organizers of this meeting recognize that the subject is controversial. The organizers want to present all sides of controversial topics. If you want to suggest a speaker with an opposing view, please send your recommendation to the Chair

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