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Carbon Offsets: The Big Lie | David Detzler | TEDxHayesStreet

David Detzler is a degreed chemist and 45-year veteran in the automotive industry, Mr. Detzler offers a unique insider’s view, that challenges his industry and us to get serious in our fight against Climate Change. In his his talk, Mr. Detzler points to the increasing popularity of Carbon Offsets as just another example of an ineffective policy that allows us to continue polluting. Mr. Detzler argues that only real solution is to rid ourselves of our addiction to fossil fuels. David Detzler is a degreed chemist with 45-years of experience in the automotive industry. He attended Michigan State University as a National Merit Scholar and at the age of 20 was invited to take the rare step of conducting research along-side doctoral students and was recognized for his senior thesis identifying the dangers of the chemical 2-4-dichlorophenoxyacetic, what the world would later come to know as “Agent Orange”

After University Mr. Detzler become a material’s engineer and later a senior manager at Chrysler Automotive. While with Chrysler Mr. Detzler would research and shepherd in many advancements to the world of coatings, including the first to introduce powder coating (an environmentally safe industrial paint) to the American automotive market.

Mr. Detzler continues today in his work pressing Automotive companies and industries as whole to move towards more environmentally conscious manufacturing methods and materials. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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