Climate Technology & Competition – Great Decisions
Will the United States and China, with other powerful countries following suit, approach current and future climate initiatives with an increased commitment to trade protectionism and nationalism, by various measures including trade restrictions? Or could a growing spirit of international accord develop to confront the “common enemy” of climate change?
Guest Speaker: Michael Meyer PhD – Harrisburg University
Michael Meyer, PH.D.Assistant Professor of Earth Systems Science, Harrisburg University
I started my journey through academia at the community college near where I lived in the Chicago suburbs, William Rainey Harper Community College. I had wanted to be a Paleontologist since I was little, but Harper only had one geology course and a world class Anthropology Department so I started out as an Anthropology major (with a focus on Meso-America and North American archeology). After getting my A.A. I then transferred to Beloit College in Beloit, WI where I got my B.Sc with a double major in Geology and Anthropology. After doing my bachelor’s thesis on a project in southern Florida I then went to the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL; getting my M.Sc in Geology. I expanded by analytical background while a worked on Ph.D at Virginia Tech. There I got into Earth Systems, material science, and the beginning of the statistical techniques that have led to my interest in ‘Big Data Geosciences’.