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Apocalypse 2020

The Climate Apocalypse

Our English word “apocalypse” comes from the Greek word apokalupsis, meaning to uncover or reveal. Apocalypse Semester 2020 draws upon this idea, providing an opportunity for the UT community to discover the breadth and depth of intellectual revelation as it applies to history, science, the arts, and human interactions.

Richard Alley, the Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences at Penn State University will present the annual Mossman Lecture, “Save Humanity (and the Economy): Finding Opportunities to Change Climate Outlook,” March 4 at 7 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Building Cox Auditorium.

The Ken and Blaire Mossman Distinguished Lecture was established through an estate gift from the late Ken and Blaire Mossman, who were UT alumni. The couple, who met at UT in 1968, worked in science professions after earning their degrees from UT. Ken Mossman earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in health physics and radiation biology through the Institute of Radiation Biology, a joint program of UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in 1970 and 1973. Blaire Mossman earned a bachelor’s degree in French from UT in 1971.

Interested in learning about the underlying science of climate change and how our atmosphere affect Earth’s temperature? Join us for “Climate Change: The Inside Scoop” March 25 at 6 p.m. Strong Hall, Room B001.

LaToya Myles, deputy director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division, and John Kochendorfer, an atmospheric scientist, will discuss how they use science and technology to provide the highest quality atmospheric, meteorological, and climate information available. Focusing on different scenarios, they will describe the results of climate change with a focus on the effects of our future actions on the severity of global warming over the next 100 years. Learn More