March 6, 2019 - 7:00pm

McDonnell Distinguished Lectures - Public Lecture: Finding the good news on energy and environment

Professor Richard Alley, Pennsylvania State University
Knight Center, Room 200

Abstract:  We enjoy the benefits derived from energy usage, now generated mostly by burning fossil fuels, but the resulting pollution threatens to cause highly damaging climate changes.  There is very strong evidence showing that if we use our kno

March 7, 2019 - 4:15pm

McDonnell Distinguished Lectures - Colloquium: Falling dominoes: Ice sheets and sea level

Professor Richard Alley, Pennsylvania State University
Crow Hall, Room 201

Abstract:  Mass loss from the ice sheets of Antarctica and Greenland is contributing to sea-level rise.  History and physics show that warming melts ice and that too much warming triggers rapid iceberg calving.  Visitors to Glacier Bay in