Condon Lecture to Discuss Reduction of Greenhouse Gases


CORVALLIS – The 2006 Condon Lecture at Oregon State University explores a positive approach to methods of reducing greenhouse gases at their sources.

Professor Lynn Orr of Stanford University will speak on “Technology in the Greenhouse: Changing the World’s Energy Systems” at OSU’s LaSells Stewart Center, on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Orr, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, is director of Stanford’s Global Climate and Energy Project, in which energy and technology companies have come together to fund a project to directly address the global warming crisis. Orr’s talk will address reducing the atmosphere’s carbon dioxide levels by improving energy efficiency, using energy sources other than fossil fuels, and storing carbon dioxide below the Earth’s surface.

The Condon Lectureship was established to honor Thomas Condon, a pioneer in Oregon geology. Its purpose is to help interpret the results of significant scientific research for non-specialists.