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Robert Kennedy III, a Tetra Tech registered professional engineer, will be the speaker at Oak Ridge League of Women Voters’ fall kickoff of Lunch with the League.
The inaugural event will be from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 4 in the social hall of Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church at 1500 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
Kennedy’s presentation, "A New Reflection on Mirrors and Smoke," will cover a new concept using giant photovoltaic mirrors in space.
A large radiation-levitated lightsail will act as a parasol, reducing insolation on Earth and lowering temperatures, reversing the frequency and severity of storms, serving as a photovoltaic power source displacing most carbon burners, and providing revenue for clean energy sales to pay for the scheme.
Kennedy recently gave this lecture in Moscow at the Russian Academy of Sciences/Rosgidromet, Russia’s national weather service.
This paper has been chosen, with others, for submission to the United Nations-sponsored International Panel on Climate Change for the Fifth Report.
It will also be published by the Russian Academy of Sciences.
The lecture was also presented at the joint American Society of Mechanical Engineers Energy Committee Colloquium II and the International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, where Kennedy was awarded the inaugural J.A. Falcon Medal.
Lunch with the League is open to the public. There is no cost to attend; no reservations are required.
Box lunches will be available for $7 each on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 11:45 a.m. Those attending are also welcome to bring a lunch; coffee and tea are provided.
The League of Women Voters encourages informed and active participation in government and works to increase understanding of public policy through unbiased studies of public issues.
Membership is available to both men and women.
Visit lwvoakridge.org for more about the Oak Ridge League of Women Voters.