Facing the Challenges of Mining, Resource Supply and Environmental Stewardship in a Changing World
Dr. Tom Fitz, Professor of Geosciences at Northland College
Large quantities of mineral resources are in demand by the growing human population, particularly in developing countries. Additionally, the construction of new energy systems such as wind turbines and solar panels require large quantities of mineral resources around the world.
As demand for resources continues to increase so does the need for environmental stewardship in an increasingly crowded world. Meeting the demands of resource supply and environmental stewardship present challenges that must be faced in a responsible manner.
Professor Fitz will discuss possible solutions to these issues at the local and global scale.
Dr. Fitz has been a professor at Northland College for 18 years. He has been studying and teaching everything about geology of the Lake Superior Region, from the oldest bedrock to the youngest sediments.