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13:15 - 13:55 3 March 2011

UCL LUNCH HOUR LECTURE: The Earth Bites Back

Location

Darwin Lecture Theatre - accessed via Malet Place | Darwin Building (link Map)
access via Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free and open to anyone on a first-come first-served basis. Lectures are also streamed live online or can be downloaded after the event.
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Professor Bill McGuire, Benfield UCL Hazard Research Centre

Whilst the 2007 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change paints a pretty bleak picture of the future, the scariest thing about it is that it may not be scary enough. New research points not only to higher temperatures, bigger storms and more floods, but to a world in which melting polar ice drowns coastal towns ands cities across the planet, and the crust itself joins in with more earthquakes, submarine landslides, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions. Is this a world we wish to bequeath to our children and their children? If not, we may have less than 10 years to do something about it.


Contact

Dan Martin
+44 (0)20 3108 3840 | dan.martin@ucl.ac.uk


Links

Click here to watch this lecture streamed live online at 1.15pm on Thursday 3 March


Climate change