[Mindlin Lecture] Hoffman on "The dynamic nature of earth's changing climate: past, present and future"

Start Date/Time: Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 6:30 PM
Ending Date/Time: Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 7:30 PM
Location: Kane Hall, Room 120

2011 CoENV Mindlin Lecture RSVP Required

Speaker: Professor Paul Hoffman, Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology, Emeritus, University Center for the Environment, Harvard

Topic: The dynamic nature of earth's changing climate: past, present and future

The discovery by 19th-century geologists that northern Europe and North America had been buried beneath dynamic ice sheets in the geologically recent past triggered a scientific crisis from which modern theories of climate change and geodynamics slowly emerged. Today, there is growing evidence that the entire ocean was once capped by a dynamic sea-glacier for long periods, followed by ‘greenhouse’ climates in which today’s highest surface temperatures were the global average.

Professor Paul Hoffman, Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology, Emeritus, University Center for the Environment, Harvard, will speak to the importance of developing a sound intellectual framework of the dynamic nature of earth’s changing climate: past, present and future

Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Address: University of Washington Kane Hall, Room 120 Seattle, WA 98195

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Event website: http://engage.washington.edu/site/Calendar?id=104441&view=Detail