Ellen Mosley-Thompson

Inspiring West Virginians Season 1
11:23 am
Fri May 2, 2014

The Ice Hunters

Ellen Mosley-Thompson and Lonnie Thompson
Credit Ellen Mosley-Thompson

Follow two of the world's leading paleoclimatologists to the top of the world and both poles!

Using ice cores they drill themselves, Marshall graduates Lonnie Thompson, from Gassaway, and Ellen Mosley-Thompson, from Charleston, study the history of climate at the Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State University.  Lonnie was the first scientist in the world to drill ice cores on glaciers in tropical regions.  And he has spent more time above 20,000 feet than anyone in history.

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West Virginia Morning
10:25 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Another Tough Budget Year, Climate Change Research, & Huntington Revitalizes Fairfield Area

Lawmakers try to make sense of the state budget in the absence of a few bills that Senator Roman Prezioso says needed to pass but didn't. Climate change researchers Lonnie and Ellen Thompson warn their audience about the carbon footprint we're making. One area of Huntington will soon see demolition and construction that could go a long way towards changing the city’s reputation.

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Energy & Environment
7:17 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Climate Change, Coal, & The Thompson's Research

Credit Byrd Polar Research Center

In Washington, Senate Democrats are pulling an all-nighter on Capitol Hill. They're on the Senate floor, talking about global warming. They started Monday night and plan to go until this morning.      Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who's leading the dusk-to-dawn talkathon, says climate change is "a question of our own survival."

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West Virginia Morning
8:23 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Legislative Coverage, Incubator Schools, and Inspiring Paleoclimatologists

On this West Virginia Morning we revisit an Inspiring West Virginian segment that profiles two of the world’s leading paleoclimatologists; that, legislators debate everything from deer farming to golf courses, and Cabell County School Board officials hope their new school is the next step in education.

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