Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series
Time: 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30; lecture begins at 7 p.m.
Cost: Public $8, Students/Educators $5, Free for members
The Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series features engaging presentations on research conducted worldwide by scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Scripps scientists are exploring Earth’s mysteries in hundreds of research projects under way on every continent. Learn about science at Scripps and join researchers on their paths to discovery. Services available for the deaf or hard of hearing.
East Africa is one of the most geologically intriguing places on
the planet – a place where the African continent is literally ripping
apart. Deep rift valleys, active
volcanoes, and hot springs are dramatic evidence for the powerful forces deep
within the earth that are slowly reshaping the continent. Join geochemist David Hilton as he takes us
on an adventure to the East African Rift Valley and describes how he and his
colleagues utilize geologic samples to understand this dynamic region of our
Monday, April 14
Drilling down thousands of meters into the ancient ice preserved on Earth’s massive continental ice sheets, scientists can extract a wealth of information about our climate history—including periods both much colder and considerably warmer than today. Ice, dust, and tiny gas bubbles in Greenland and Antarctic ice provide myriad clues into the complex workings of Earth’s climate system. Join Jeff Severinghaus as he describes how he delves into Earth’s climate past to gain insight into our climate future.
Tuesday, May 13
Please join us for the fifth annual Keeling Lecture, in memory of distinguished Scripps Professor Charles David Keeling's life and invaluable contributions to climate science and Scripps. This year, we are honored to host UC San Diego School of International Relations and Pacific Studies Professor David Victor. Victor, an internationally recognized leader in research on energy and climate change policy, is director of the school’s new Laboratory on International Law and Regulation, and author of numerous books including his most recent, Global Warming Gridlock: Creating More Effective Strategies for Protecting the Planet. Note: This lecture occurs on Tuesday.
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