Mark Maslin - Geography of our Future: Understanding the consequences of the Anthropocene

1 Dec 2016

Geography of our Future: Understanding the consequences of the Anthropocene
Thursday 1st December, 6:00pm to 7:15pm
Large Lecture Theatre, Geography Department

 

Geography is the discipline of our future. It is clear that Humanity has become a geological superpower and hence we are already in the Anthropocene. Acknowledging and
embracing ideas of the Anthropocene, Maslin argues, will allow us to protect Earth's environment and its peoples in the future.

Mark Maslin is a Professor of Climatology at University College London. He is a leading scientist whose areas of scientific expertise include causes of past and future global climate change and its effects on the global carbon cycle, biodiversity, rainforests and human evolution. He also works on monitoring land carbon sinks using remote sensing and ecological models and international and national climate change policies. He has published over 155 papers in journals such as Science and Nature, has presented over 45 public talks over the last three years, has written 8 popular books, and has appeared on radio and television. His book “Climate Change: A Very Short Introduction” by Oxford University Press is now in its third edition and has sold over 40,000 copies.