Richard Alley

Richard Alley is a Professor of Geosciences at Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania. He earned Bachelor’s (1980) and Master’s (1983) degrees in Geology from Ohio State University, and earned his Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison (1987).

Richard’s research has been published in ScienceNatureScientific AmericanPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London,GeologyPaleoceanographyGlaciologyQuaternary Science Reviews, and Annual Reviews of Earth and Planetary Sciences. His book The Two-Mile Time Machine (published by the Princeton University Press in 2000) presents his story, his data, and his interpretations of what’s happening with our climate in a format that is accessible to the general public. Richard has also testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on his views on the causes and consequences of abrupt climate change.