Past, future, and fantasy climate change - from the mid-Cretaceous to Middle Earth

11 March 2015, 6.00 PM - 11 March 2015, 7.00 PM

Prof Dan Lunt

Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Bristol

This inaugural lecture was given by Cabot Institute member Professor Dan Lunt.
As a curiosity-driven scientist, understanding the past climate of our Earth (from the scorching greenhouse of the mid-Cretaceous, to the frozen wastes of the last ice age) is of fundamental interest.  However, to what extent can such understanding improve our predictions of future climate change?  And what can we learn about climate from the Lord of the Rings?!
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This event was organised by the Public and Ceremonial Events Office.
Dan Lunt