Willenbring to Discuss Antarctica, Climate Change at Penn Science Café March 12

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194March 7, 2013

WHO:             Jane Willenbring

                        Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Science

                        University of Pennsylvania

WHAT:           Penn Science Café series lecture and discussion, “Back to the Future: Antarctica in a Changing World”

WHEN:           Tuesday, March 12, 
6-7 p.m. 

WHERE:         World Café Live Upstairs, 3025 Walnut St.

Antarctica’s ice sheets behave very differently from each other and from Greenland’s ice sheet. Jane Willenbring, who has conducted field research on our planet’s southernmost continent, will explain why these ice structures are different, how we predict what they will do in the future and what this means as climate change leads to rising sea levels. 

The talk is part of the Penn Science Café free public-lecture series presented by the School of Arts and Sciences and the Office of University Communications that takes science out of the lab for a night on the town.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Seating is limited. Reservations can be made by contacting Gina Bryan at 215-898-8721 or bryangm@upenn.edu.