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TEDxDavis-David Osleger-Energy Limits, Energy Opportunities

Professor Osleger is a geologist fascinated by the power of oil. A cup of gasoline can get a family of four up a mountain, but there's a problem. Oil is running out. In this talk he explains how we can sustain our voracious appetite for energy. David Osleger is a Lecturer SOE in the Department of Geology at UC Davis where he teaches classes on the geology of national parks, the geology of California and planetary geology. He received his PhD from Virginia Tech in 1990 and has been at UCD since 1998, following positions at USC, UC Riverside, and the University of Texas. His interests in energy and resource depletion were sparked in the 1980s when he worked as a geophysicist exploring for oil in the Gulf of Mexico and onshore basins. His ongoing research focuses on the petrophysics of hydrocarbon reservoirs, global sea-level history and the paleoclimatology of lakes. About TEDx, x=independently organize event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
Length: 21:00


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