Monday, 21 September 2009

October 1st - Climate change is nothing new

On Thursday October 1st, Bath Geological Society is hosting Professor Paul Pearson's lecture, 'Global Warming and Climate Change in the Eocene and Oligocene Epochs' The Eocene world (55 million years ago) was much warmer than today, with tropical-type conditions extending into the polar regions. Then in the Oligocene (34 million years ago) the world cooled dramatically and a large ice cap appeared on Antarctica. In this lecture Paul Pearson from the University of Wales at Cardiff, assesses the latest evidence for this climate transition, the effect on life and sea level, and investigates possible explanations.
For some background reading click on here and here.
The photo above shows cores being taken from the Eocene - Oligocene climate transition near the village of Stakishari, Kilwa District, Tanzania.
7.15 for 7.30 BRLSI, 16 Queen Square, Bath
Everyone is welcome - members free, visitors £4.00.

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