How Do We ‘Fuel’ the Future?

WHAT: A discussion with Columbia geophysicist Klaus S. Lackner.

WHERE: Picnic Cafe, 2665 Broadway between 101st and 102nd Streets

WHEN: Sept. 11, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

COST: $10 includes one drink

NOTE: First come, first served

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