The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) will be holding a free ticketed event, “Paleoclimate: Digging into the Past to Chart our Future.” The talk will take place in the Warner Brothers Theater at the American History Museum on March 29, 2018, from 18:45 to 20:15. The event is part of the Earth’s Temperature History Symposium on March 29-31, 2018.

From the NMNH:

As human activities drive Earth’s rapidly changing climate, there is an urgent need to build better models that help us predict and prepare for our future. These models need robust data that stretch far back in time. Enter: the fossil record—a storehouse of climate evidence that paleontologists are getting better and better at deciphering. Join us for an evening with two renowned researchers—Richard Alley, Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences and an Associate of the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at Penn State, and Gavin Schmidt, Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies—as they talk about their exciting work weaving together paleoclimate data and computer models to understand the future. Following their talks, Rachel Gross, a science editor at, will moderate a discussion and audience Q&A.