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Science Pop-Up Talks - Finding the Good News on Climate and Energy
*This is a free lecture. OLLI members can register online as usual. Non-OLLI members can register by calling the office at 734-998-9351* Richard Alley, Evan Pugh University Professor of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University “Finding the Good News on Climate and Energy” ABSTRACT: We get great benefits from the energy we use, now mostly from fossil fuels, but the resulting pollution threatens to cause highly damaging climate changes. Very strong evidence shows that if we use this knowledge wisely, we can build a larger economy in a cleaner environment with more jobs, improved health, and greater national security more consistent with the Golden Rule. Today’s students belong to the first generation in human history with confidence that they can build a sustainable energy system, providing the power we enjoy to everyone everywhere. BIO: Dr. Richard Alley (PhD 1987 Wisconsin; Evan Pugh University Professor, Geosciences, Penn State) studies the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets to help predict future climate and sea-level changes. He has been honored for research, teaching, and service. He participated in the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (co-recipient, 2007 Nobel Peace Prize), and provided requested advice to government officials from both major political parties including a US Vice President, multiple Presidential Science Advisors, and committees and members of the US Senate and House. He has authored or coauthored over 300 refereed scientific papers. His was presenter for the PBS TV miniseries Earth: The Operators’ Manual, based on his book. His popular account of climate change and ice cores, The Two-Mile Time Machine, was Phi Beta Kappa’s science book of the year. He is happily married with two grown daughters, one stay-at-home cat, a bicycle, and a pair of soccer cleats.
Event Type : Study Groups      
Category : Science Pop-Up Talks - Series Three
Date(s) : 05/05/2022
Time : 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Location : Online
Instructor : Varied, see description
Fee : $0.00
Event Status : COMPLETED