Author of Earth: The Operators’ Manual and host of a 2012 PBS documentary by the same name, Dr. Richard Alley has written more than 170 scientific publications and contributed to the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He earned a Nobel Prize in 2007 with former United States Vice President Al Gore in recognition of his work on the panel.
The Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences at Pennsylvania State University, Alley was awarded the Seligman Crystal and the Louis Agassiz Medal, both in 2005. Three years later, he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, and in 2010 he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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