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Please join the Department of Atmospheric Sciences
for the 2012 Graduate Students'
Distinguished Visiting Atmospheric Scientist Lecture

“Learning While Burning:
Energy, Economy, and Environment”

Presented by
Richard B. Alley

Evan Pugh Professor, Department of Geosciences, and
Earth & Environmental System Institute, The Pennsylvania State University

Richard Alley

When:   Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 7:30 pm

Where:  Kane Hall, Room 210, University of Washington, Seattle Campus

Cost:     The lecture is free and open to the public.

registration is requested.  

About the Lecture:

We enjoy the benefits, but not the costs, of our unsustainable energy system. There is high scientific confidence that if we burn most of the fossil fuels and release the CO2 to the air, we will change the climate in ways that make life harder. Yet, we are surrounded by renewable resources that greatly exceed likely human use. And, solid scholarship shows that learning to use these sustainable resources before we burn all the fossil fuels can benefit the economy and national security as well as the environment.

This public lecture is sponsored by the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, the Quaternary Research Center, and the Program on Climate Change.

Additional information on the speaker can be found at

Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Time: 7:30 PM–8:30 PM
Address: Kane Hall, Room 210, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195

If you would like to attend this event, please register online.