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Global Warming: Equine Emissions, Ethics, and Opportunities

Richard B. Alley, Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences, Penn State
When Apr 26, 2007
from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where The Nittany Lion Inn, Board Room
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Contact Phone (814) 863-5911
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Richard B. Alley Richard B. Alley

Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences, Penn State

Dr. Richard Alley is Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences and Associate of the Earth System Science Center at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, where he has worked since 1988. He was graduated with the Ph.D. in 1987 from the University of Wisconsin—Madison and with M.Sc. (1983) and B.Sc. (1980) degrees from the Ohio State University—Columbus, all in Geology. Dr. Alley teaches, and conducts research on the climatic records, flow behavior, and sedimentary deposits of large ice sheets, to aid in prediction of future changes in climate and sea level. His experience includes three field seasons in Antarctica, eight in Greenland, and three in Alaska. His awards include a Packard Fellowship, a Presidential Young Investigator Award, the Horton Award of the American Geophysical Union Hydrology Section and Fellowship in the Union, the Wilson Teaching Award and the Mitchell Innovative Teaching Award of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and the Faculty Scholar Medal in Science at Penn State, the first Agassiz Medal of the European Geosciences Union Cryospheric Section, and the Seligman Crystal of the International Glaciological Society. Dr. Alley has served on a variety of advisory panels and steering committees for the National Science Foundation, targeted research activities, and professional societies, including the congressionally mandated Antarctic External Review Panel and the Polar Research Board, and has provided advice to numerous government officials in multiple administrations including a US Vice President, the President's Science Advisor, and a Senate Committee. He has published over 170 refereed papers, and is a “highly cited” scientist as indexed by ISI. His popular book, The Two-Mile Time Machine, was chosen science book of the year by Phi Beta Kappa in 2001. Dr. Alley is happily married with two children, two cats, two bicycles and a minivan, and resides in a ranch house in State College, PA, where he coaches recreational soccer and occasionally plays some.

Global Warming: Equine Emissions, Ethics, and Opportunities

The Richard B. Lippin Lectureship in Ethics

Rock Podcast

Why haven’t most of us starved to death already? And what does this have to do with the "Pennsylvania desert” and the fates of whales? Richard Alley will discuss the key role of energy in our lives, the coming shortage of our favored sources, and the likely impacts on our lives and those of others if we exhaust those favored sources before looking for alternatives. Helpful and profitable solutions are possible, but the clock is running on finding them.

April 26, 2007
7:00 p.m.
The Nittany Lion Inn, Board Room