Why does the Earth stay habitable?

17 May 2018, 4.00 PM - 17 May 2018, 5.00 PM

G25 Wills Memorial Building

This special seminar will be given by Dr Philip Pogge Von Strandmann, UCL

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/earth-sciences/people/staff/academic/pogge-von-strandmann

Abstract

The Earth has been inhabited for around 90% of its existence. This requires remarkable long-term climate stability for billions of years. This cannot be a coincidence, and so there must be mechanisms that keep the climate from entering irreversible runaway greenhouse or icehouse states. While such mechanisms have been proposed for decades, there has never been any evidence on mechanism or rate. It is only in the last year that evidence has been obtained from the geological record...

Note: This event is only open to University of Bristol staff and students.

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