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Even with efforts to address the effects of climate change gaining momentum, it will take innovative approaches to address various goals being established by a variety of countries. One such idea is the use of microalgae as a feed source for livestock. Brian Walsh believes that replacing current feed crops with algae could yield big results toward providing a solution to climate change.  In fact, his research indicates a potential for reducing atmospheric carbon concentrates to preindustrial levels by the end of the century. That’s the focus of this edition of  Wilson Center NOW.

Brian Walsh joined the Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM) Program as a Research Scholar in January 2014. His technical expertise includes statistical analysis of large sets of data from structured and unstructured sources: Data cleaning and background analysis; model development and testing; and measurements of signal significance, statistical limits, and confidence intervals. Dr. Walsh earned his B.S. in physics from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN (USA), and his PhD in particle physics at Yale University in New Haven, CT (USA). He performed his doctoral research on the ATLAS experiment at the European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland, where he contributed to a world-best limit on rates of supersymmetric top quark pair production.

John Milewski is the executive producer and managing editor of Wilson Center NOW and also serves as director of Wilson Center ON DEMAND digital programming. Previously he served as host and producer of Dialogue at the Wilson Center and Close Up on C-SPAN. He also teaches a course on politics and media for Penn State’s Washington Program

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