Air Travel in the Pandemic, CO2 emissions, and Fuel Usage: Asking the Right Questions
Taught By Professor Fred Moore
Understanding one's personal impact on fossil fuel usage and CO2 emissions is challenging. This is particularly true when making use of the world’s air-transport system. This talk will use the downturn in airline travel in early 2020 to examine nuances in questions related to fuel savings and CO2 reductions, as part of a unit in an introductory physics course on energy and energy conservation.
Professor of Physics
Fred Moore teaches at all levels in Whitman’s physics curriculum and has offered STEM courses for non-scientists, including Energy and the Environment and How Things Work. His experimental and computational research relates to the behavior of molecules at oil/water and gas/water interfaces.
COVID-19: A Liberal Arts Approach to the Study of a Global Pandemic was created in the spring of 2020 as a special one-credit course for Whitman College’s most newly admitted students, offering them an opportunity to get to know our distinguished faculty and to study a significant event in human history.