Feb 2021 Talk: “Geological Time and the Anthropocene.” by Ian Fairchild

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Geological Time and the Anthropocene by Ian Fairchild

Outline:There is little doubt that mankind’s impact on the natural environment has increased dramatically in recent decades but … are we now living in a new epoch of geological time: the Anthropocene? Concepts from Earth System Science agree with stratigraphic markers that we went outside the range of conditions of the Holocene in the last 70 years, but does the term Anthropocene belong to geologists anyway?

Ian Fairchild
Emeritus Professor, University of Birmingham and Chair, Herefordshire and Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust

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Zoom Talk

You are invited to a Zoom meeting. You can join the meeting on Wed 17 Feb 2021 from 7:00 pm i.e., up to 30 minutes beforehand.

Talk starts promptly at 7:30 pm

Please register well in advance of the evening of Wed 17 Feb 2021 with the Registration Link that will be placed here on Wed 10 Feb 2021:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting with a link to be used on the night.

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