The impact of weather and climate on energy continues to grow, and with it increases the need for a strategic view on the direction of the global energy market. There is no better person to present this than T. Boone Pickens, an American business magnate and financier, and a Texas oil and gas billionaire. Pickens chairs the hedge fund BP Capital Management. With an estimated current net worth of about $1.4 billion, he is ranked by Forbes as the 328th-richest person in America. Pickens is passionate about the opportunities America must seize to lead global environmental stewardship and leverage our scientific and technological energy capabilities to sustain and enhance our national security and quality of life. This is a session that no one in our community should miss!