Zoom Luncheon with Scott Tinker- Energy Truth

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Zoom Luncheon talk with Dr. Scott Tinker, Director Emeritus of the Texas Bureau of Economic Geology, and the State Geologist of Texas, about "Seeking Energy Truth."

HGS Virtual Zoom Luncheon

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Time: 11:45 am to 1:15 pm

HGS Members $20  Non- Members $25

Seeking Energy Truth

Speaker: Dr Scott Tinker, former Director of the Texas Bureau of Economic Geology, Austin

No one has a patent on truth. We can only seek the truth, and in the quest, we strive to be not only completely factual, but factually complete. Factual completeness shows us that all forms of energy impact the environment, and all forms of energy have societal benefits. Contrary to some political narratives, there are no binary, clean and dirty solutions, there are only trade-offs. The challenge facing a world of over 8 billion people, living from extreme poverty to extreme wealth, is how to increase human flourishing while also protecting the environment.



Dr. Tinker’s Biography

Scott Tinker works to bring industry, government, academia, and nongovernmental organizations together to address major societal challenges in energy, the environment, and the economy. Dr. Tinker is the Director Emeritus of the Texas Bureau of Economic Geology, the State Geologist of Texas, and a professor at UT. With Director Harry Lynch, Dr. Tinker coproduced and is featured in the award-winning energy documentary film Switch, which has been screened in over 50 countries to more than 15 million viewers.

Dr. Tinker formed the nonprofit Switch Energy Alliance in 2016 and has completed two new films: Switch On, a feature length documentary addressing global energy poverty, and Energy Makes our World, a five-minute, Hollywood-quality film made for global museums and giant screens. Tinker is the voice of EarthDate, a two-minute weekly program that focuses on remarkable stories of Earth. EarthDate is featured on 400 NPR and public radio stations in all 50 United States.

Dr. Tinker has served as president of the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), the Association of American State Geologists (AASG), the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), and the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies (GCAGS).

Dr. Tinker is an AGI Campbell Medalist, AAPG Halbouty Medalist, GCAGS Boyd Medalist, and a Geological Society of America Fellow. He has given over 850 keynote and invited lectures in over 60 countries.


April 17th, 2024 11:45 AM   through   1:00 PM
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