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Richard Alley
Dr. Richard Alley has ranged from Antarctica to Greenland to help learn the history of Earth's climate, and whether the great ice sheets will fall in the ocean and flood our coasts. With more than 200 scientific publications, he has been asked to provide advice to the highest levels of government, and been recognized with numerous awards including election to the US National Academy of Sciences. He also has been compared to a "cross between Woody Allen and Carl Sagan" for his enthusiastic efforts to communicate the excitement and importance of Earth science to everyone.

Blog Entries by Richard Alley

How Science Connects the Dots: Global Warming Didn't Stop in 1998

(49) Comments | Posted May 3, 2012 | 5:59 PM

During a meeting in 2008, a U.S. senator told me about the many claims that global warming stopped in 1998, suggesting that we really don't need to be concerned about future warming and that climate scientists were misleading the public.

Google the phrase "global warming stopped in 1998" for yourself,...

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When Presidents, Cowboys and Scientists Agree

(1) Comments | Posted April 24, 2012 | 10:29 AM

Parts of America are powered by technologies that Abraham Lincoln advocated more than a century and a half ago. But some in our country are weakened by failure to appreciate another, even more powerful idea that Lincoln also promoted.

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The People Who Are Energizing America

(23) Comments | Posted April 4, 2012 | 8:58 AM

High energy prices hit us where it hurts, in the wallet. But across America, people are finding the silver lining in that dark cloud, helping themselves, their neighbors, and their grandchildren reach a sustainable energy future.

At almost 10% of our economy, even a small rise in energy prices can...

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