1st Annual John Carlson Lecture: Earth’s Surprising Climate History, Paul Hoffman

Earth’s Surprising Climate History

Paul Hoffman, Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology Emeritus at Harvard University
Thursday, October 20, 2011
6:30 p.m. Community Reception; 7:00 p.m. Lecture

Lecture summary: The geological record shows that Earth’s climate has changed in dramatic and surprising ways. Harvard geologist Paul Hoffman will share his fascination with the give and take between those who discovered the ancient changes and those struggling to develop theories of climate change. His story ranges from the beginnings of climate change as a science to his own involvement in the controversy over the ultimate climatic disturbance: snowball Earth.