Leadership on Climate Change
We look back to this January edition of "The Andlinger Center Speaks" featuring a Q&A with Princeton University professor Michael Oppenheimer, a world-renowned expert on climate change science and policy. At the time he speculated about the future of U.S. investment in renewable energy, involvement in the Paris agreement and leadership in climate changes policies under the Trump presidency.
The Andlinger Center Speaks: Is the driverless car good for the environment?
Many companies and scientists predict that driverless cars are the future of transportation, but what will be the environmental implications? Alain Kornhauser, professor of operations research and financial engineering and director of the Program in Transportation at Princeton University, says driverless cars will be ultimately beneficial for the environment. Kornhauser predicts that driving will become more comfortable and safe with the increase of automated driver assistance, which will increase emissions in the short time as people drive more. Eventually, driverless cars will become the norm, and emissions will decrease, primarily from a push for ridesharing.
Goldfinger, Thursday, June 15, 7:30pm
A Knight's Tale, Thursday, July 6, 7:30pm