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 2017 lecture will be presented by James R. Fleming, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Science, Technology, and Society at Colby College and a research associate at the Smithsonian Institution, on the topic “Gordian Knots of Prevision: the Lessons of History”, on Thursday, December 14, from 2:40 to 3:40 PM, in the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – La Nouvelle AB Ballroom.
The 2016 lecture was presented by Waleed Abdalati, Professor of Geography, Director of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado, Boulder, on the topic “Earth from Space: The Power of Perspective”, on Thursday, December 15, from 2:40 to 3:40 PM, in Moscone West 2022/2024.
The 2015 lecture was presented by Julie Brigham-Grette, Professor of Quaternary and Glacial Geology in the Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, on “Thin Ice — Bipolar Super Interglacials and our Possible Future”, on Tuesday, December 15, from 2:40 PM to 3:40 PM, in Moscone West 2022-2024.