Extreme Global Warming: Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum

Date: Wednesday 14 March 2018

Time: 19:00 - 20:00

Location: 

School of Earth and Environment
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT

Email: 

yorrkshire@rmets.org

SPEAKER | Tracy Aze, University of Leeds.

ABSTRACT | 56 million years ago, the Earth experienced an extreme climate event, the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum. This period has been attributed to a rapid increase in the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and a global temperature rise between 5-8 ℃. Tracy will explore how the geological record can shed light on high CO2 worlds and what can be learned from Earth history as we look to a high CO2 future.

Free entry.  Light refreshments from 6.30pm, meeting starts at 7.00pm.


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