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The Climate Puzzle

Please note this event takes place on the first floor and has no step-free access.
Past event - 2024
15 May Doors open 6.30pm
Event 7.00pm to 9.00pm
The Wheatsheaf, 25 Rathbone Pl, W Central St,
London W1T 1JB
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Exactly how the planet's climate is changing is a complex puzzle. How can ice and supercomputers help to solve it? Hear from experts who have ventured to the icy realms of Antarctica, uncovering secrets of Earth's past climate, and discover how cutting-edge climate models are revolutionising weather prediction, offering insights into future climate scenarios. See you there!

Breaking the seal: Extreme rivers in a warming world

Jonah McLeod (PhD Researcher in Sedimentology at Imperial College London)
Storms and weather patterns are becoming more extreme because of climate change. This leads to rivers becoming unpredictable around the world, and big floods becoming more dangerous. How can we use rivers in the past and present to understand the climate in the future, and what it will do to our landscapes? I’ve been investigating rivers in warm periods through geologic history – from ancient Scottish rivers 1.2 billion years ago to ephemeral streams in Greece today. We will go on a journey through time and see how climate change can break the seal on rivers, causing significant landscape change in the near future.

Fresh off the ice – what happens in Antarctica does not stay in Antarctica

Professor Tina van de Flierdt (Professor of Isotope Geochemistry and Head of the Department of Earth Science and Engineering at Imperial College London )
Warming of our planet leads to the melting of ice, even in areas as cold as Antarctica. But how fast is the Antarctic ice melting? And why should we even care here in the UK? In my talk I will take you on a journey south, to my favourite continent, Antarctica. This winter I co-led an ambitious expedition to a really remote place - 800 km away from any base station. Our team set up camp and lived on the ice for five weeks. We embarked on a scientific mission to learn about Antarctica’s response to climate change. It was amazing. It was challenging. It was a journey worth sharing.
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2024-05-13 Monitoring our planets: Unveiling the Earths' secrets & Worlds Beyond The Wheatsheaf 25 Rathbone Pl, W Central St, London, W1T 1JB, United Kingdom
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