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Guesstimating the Environment

Dr. Lawrence Weinstein - Old Dominion University

March 5, 2013

Paper or plastic? Gasoline or electric cars? Ethanol or gasoline? Local or imported food? We are constantly bombarded by environmental questions and by contradictory answers from "experts." This talk will show how you can cut through the fog of numbers to answer these questions for yourself, not precisely, but good enough. We will cover the principles of estimating, introduce the "Goldilocks" categories of answers, and then look at some of the big (and small) environmental questions of our time.

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