UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets are losing more and more ice because of human-caused warming. Accelerated melting is causing sea levels to rise and threatening coastal communities. Richard Alley, Evan Pugh University Professor of Geosciences, will lead a discussion with the researchers and graduate students of Penn State’s ice group on how much sea-level rise scientists expect from melting ice and answer questions about what this means for citizens and scientists.
The EarthTalks panel will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, April 13, and broadcast through Zoom at https://psu.zoom.us/j/594342606. Attendees can tweet questions in advance to @PSUEarth using the hashtag #EarthTalksIce. The talk is free and open to the public.
The ice panel is part of the spring 2020 EarthTalks series, "Societal Problems, EESI Science towards Solutions." The series features scientists from Penn State’s Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI) and explores the human impacts on the global environment and how to apply this knowledge to decision-making. The series runs every Monday through April 27.
The spring 2020 EarthTalks series is supported by the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute.