Please join us for the 2011 Mindlin Lecture on Tuesday, November 15 in Kane Hall 120.
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
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Address: University of Washington Kane Hall, Room 120 Seattle, WA 98195