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Dr. Robert Giegengack

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Phone: (610) ***-****  
Email: g***@***.edu
University of Pennsylvania
3400 Chestnut St
Philadelphia , Pennsylvania 19104
United States

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Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Professor Emeritus
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Professor Emeritus
    Earth & Environmental Science in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Director
    Summer Course


  • PhD , Geology
    Yale University
  • BA , Geology
    Yale University
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Web References
Feeding Cities 2013, 10 Nov 2015 [cached]
Robert Giegengack - Professor Emeritus of Earth & Environmental Science, School of Arts and Sciences - University of Pennsylvania Feeding Cities 2013
Robert Giegengack
Robert Giegengack is Professor Emeritus of Earth & Environmental Science in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania and has been on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania since 1968. He received his BA and PhD in Geology from Yale University (1960, 1968) and his MS in Geology from the University of Colorado (1962). Dr. Giegengack established the undergraduate major in Environmental Studies at Penn in 1972, and has been undergraduate advisor for that major and for the Geology major in the years since. He is also Faculty Director of the Master of Environmental Studies (MES) program, which currently enrolls ~150 students. He has also been Director of Penn's Summer Course in Geologic Field Methods, based at the facility of the Yellowstone-Bighorn Research Association (YBRA) in Red Lodge, MT. Dr. Giegengack teaches courses in Environmental Analysis, Paleoclimatology, Environmental Geology, and Field Geology. He has also developed a series of Academically Based Community-Service courses in urban environmental public health that focus on the hazard of lead-based paint in residential buildings, teenage smoking, and environmental triggers of asthma attacks. He studies geologic archives that enable paleoclimatologists to reconstruct the history of environmental change, primarily climate change, during the very long period of time (~4.5 billion years) that preceded acquisition, during the last ~200 years, of the instrumental meteorological record. That work provides a useful time perspective on environmental processes currently under way, and an evolutionary perspective on the physical, biologic, and social configuration of the modern world. He has pursued field work on every continent except Australia.
A Kyoto Accord? Mars Experiences Global Warming Too! Which Humans and Their Fossil Burning are Causing Mars' Global Warming?, 12 April 2006 [cached]
"It's too simplistic to say low CO2 was the only cause of the glacial periods" on time scales of millions of years, said Robert Giegengack, a geologist at the University of Pennsylvania who studies past atmospheres. "The record violates that one-to-one correspondence."
He and other doubters say the planet is clearly warming today, as it has repeatedly done, but insist that no one knows exactly why.
BLOG, 7 Feb 2009 [cached]
In terms of (global warning's) capacity to cause the human species harm, I don't think it makes it into the top 10, Dr. Robert Giegengack, former chairman of University of Pennsylvania's Earth and Environmental Sciences Department, told the Pennsylvania Gazette.
Robert Giegengack, professor ..., 23 April 2015 [cached]
Robert Giegengack, professor emeritus of earth and environmental science in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, agrees the transition won't be easy, "but it is inevitable."
PGS Meeting Schedules 1999-, 14 Jan 2015 [cached]
Dr. Robert Giegengack, University of Pennsylvania
Long-Term Climate Change and Contemporary Global Warming [Villanova University]
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