Hitchhikers guide to climate change
January 27, 2015
Time: 6 - 7 pm
Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
20 Castray Esplanade; HOBART
Free public lecture – please register HERE.
Howie Scher is a geochemist who specializes in reconstructing changes in Earth’s past climate. His interest in past climate developed as an undergraduate student, after tripping over a fossil crocodilian femur near the north pole and asking the question “why was the north pole so warm in the past?”. He continues to ask questions, and is currently interested in how the Earth’s climate system moves in between equilibrium states.
In this talk, Howie will deliver a perspective on present day climate change by examining the geological record of climate change, in a non-technical and accessible style.
Howie is an IMAS Visiting Scholar, currently appointed as an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina in the United States.
Refreshments from 5.30pm.
Event audience: Everyone