Earth and Mineral Sciences

Climate change show features Penn State faculty

University Park, Pa. -- "How do we know? Physics, Forcings, and Fingerprints," the first episode of the National Science Foundation's "To What Degree? What Science is Telling Us About Climate Change" television series will premiere Thursday (Feb. 19) on the Research Channel, with two Penn State climate researchers featured.

Richard B. Alley, Evan Pugh professor of geosciences and Michael E. Mann, associate professor of meteorology and director of the Earth System Science Center were both interviewed for the show. Alley, a glaciologist, is an expert on ice, ice sheets and abrupt climate change. Mann is one of the researchers who developed the hockey stick graph of the Earth's increased warming.

The Research Channel can be found on the University Park cable system on channel 31. Comcast and D&E cable both broadcast the Research Channel on channel 98 during some time periods. The show will be available online at after Feb. 19.

The show is scheduled for broadcast:
• February 19 at 4 a.m., 10 a.m., 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.
• February 21 at 8 a.m., 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
• February 22 at 2 a.m.

Check local listings for availability.

Michael Mann (left) and Richard Alley Credit: Penn StateCreative Commons

Last Updated November 18, 2010