GEC Sponsored Tyndall Lecture at 2014 Fall AGU Meeting

This annual lecture offers a historical perspective on global environmental change. The lecture is named in honor of 19th century Irish-born scientist John Tyndall FRS, whose measurements in the mid-century confirmed the significance of the greenhouse effect, which had been first hypothesized by French mathematician/physicist Joseph Fourier in 1824.

The 2014 lecture will be presented by Kelly T. Redmond of the Western Regional Climate Center, Desert Research Institute on“A Perspective on Accelerating Change” on Tuesday, December 16 from 2:40 PM to 3:40 PM in Moscone West 2022.

The lecture will be recorded for later viewing and will also be viewable remotely in real time using the AGU Virtual Option. Further information about how to access this option will be posted here at a later date.

The 2013 lecture was presented by William F. Ruddiman, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia, on “Early Agriculture: Land Clearance and Climate Effects”. The lecture was recorded and is available for viewing at http://virtualoptions.agu.org/media/GC43B-01.+Early+AgricultureA+Land+Clearance+and+Climate+Effects/1_sl79nw08.