Lecture: Global Warming and Climate Change in the Eocene and Oligocene epochs

Speaker: Prof. Paul Pearson, University of Wales, Cardiff

Entry Fee

Members: Free

Visitors: £5.00

Date and Time

19:00 -

Location

Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN


Lecture Description

The Eocene world was much warmer than modern, with tropical-type conditions extending into the polar regions. Then in the Oligocene the world cooled dramatically and a large ice cap appeared on Antarctica. In this lecture Paul Pearson assesses the latest evidence for this climate transition, the effect on life and sea level, and investigates possible explanations.



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