EarthTalks: Richard Alley discusses collapsing ice sheets, coastal communities

February 17, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Rising global temperatures are melting ice sheets from Antarctica to Greenland, threatening coastal communities. In a worst-case scenario, this melting could cause more than 10 feet of sea-level rise in the next century or two. Richard Alley, Evan Pugh University Professor of Geosciences, will discuss how human-caused global warming is affecting ice sheets and impacting coastal communities at the next EarthTalks seminar at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, in 112 Walker Building. The talk is free and open to the public.

Richard Alley, Evan Pugh University Professor of Geosciences at Penn State

Richard Alley, Evan Pugh University Professor of Geosciences, will discuss how human-caused global warming is affecting ice sheets and impacting coastal communities at the next EarthTalks seminar at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, in 112 Walker Building.

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Alley’s presentation is part of the spring 2020 EarthTalks series, "Societal Problems, EESI Science towards Solutions." The series features scientists from Penn State’s Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI) and explores the human impacts on the global environment and how to apply this knowledge to decision-making. The series runs every Monday through April 27 in 112 Walker Building. 

The spring 2020 EarthTalks series is supported by the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute.

Last Updated February 21, 2020