February 19, 2009

TV Program On Climate Change Features Penn State Faculty. The first episode of the National Science Foundation's "To What Degree? What Science is Telling Us About Climate Change" television series will feature Penn State climate researchers Richard B. Alley, Evan Pugh professor of geosciences and Michael E. Mann, associate professor of meteorology and director of the Earth System Science Center.
The program will explore the fundamentals of climate change and peer into the treasure trove of the deep past to see what might lie ahead in a warmer world.
How do we know the climate is changing? Is it just a natural cycle, or do humans have something to do with it? Some of the world’s leading climate scientists explore these questions, laying out the line of reasoning that has led the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and many other scientific groups to conclude that humans are very likely the cause of the majority of current warming. (Click here to watch video.)