Past Event

The Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication

Tue, Dec 6 2011 - 12:00pm

The Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication

Dr. Richard Alley, Professor of Geosciences, Penn State

Alley will receive the first $10,000 Climate One award in honor of the late Stanford climatologist Stephen Schneider. Dr. Alley, host of the PBS documentary "Earth: The Operators Manual," once testified before Congress using his bald head to illustrate ice age cycles and recorded a video explaining geoscience while strumming guitar to a Johnny Cash song. He knows how to reach people through their heads and their hearts. He will offer fresh insights on climate science and how people can communicate science more effectively with the public and counter misinformation advanced by climate deniers. Dr. Alley will close the program with a tune.

We welcome members of the American Geophysical Union attending the annual AGU conference.
 
Location: SF Club Office  
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program
Cost:
$20 standard, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: In association with the Club's Science & Technology Member-Led Forum. The speakers and audience will be videotaped for future broadcast on the Climate One TV show on KRCB TV 22 on Comcast and DirecTV. The Stephen Schneider Award is generously underwritten by ClimateWorks Foundation and Michael Haas, founder of the Alliance for Climate Education.