21 December 2009
I just finished watching one of the best lectures on climate change ever.
Dr. Richard Alley of Penn. State gave the Bjerknes lecture at the AGU (American Geophysical Union) meeting in San Francisco this past week. This AGU meeting is the biggest scientific meeting in America, and likely the World each year. If I weren’t getting ready to head to Antarctica in 10 days to see the very ice cores he talks of, I would have been there.
Richard Alley’s book THE TWO MILE TIME MACHINE is a MUST read for anyone interested in the history and future of the Earth’s climate. It’s a must read if you just want to know HOW we know, what we know, about the deep past.
I linked to this lecture at the end of my last post, but it’s so superb, it deserves more than just a mention. It deserves a headline. For those who cannot spare the hour, but will take 5 minutes, I’ll write a summary of the talk soon here, but really, take the time to watch it.
It’s a riveting history of Earth’s climate and what caused the dramatic changes in it.
Click the image below to go to the AGU lecture page. I’m a proud member of the AGU and this is one reason why.