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What does the future hold for Planet Earth? Can we avoid planet wide destruction or are we just in a losing race against extinction? Hold on to your seats for a night of intense scientific discussions.Doors open at 7pm for a 7:30 start for a night of intrigue, entertainment, prizes and so much more.
The Death of Planet Earth
Planet Earth has been a mainstay in the solar system for five billion years, but what does the next five billion years hold? Continental drift is just a drop in the bucket compared with the havoc that the Sun will wreak on our biosphere, let alone the impending collision between our solar system with a passing star, one million years from now. Strap yourself in for a whirlwind exploration of the good, bad, and ugly of Planet Earth's future.
The race against extinction: Saving the planet one species at a time
Robert Bullock (Marine Red List Officer - IUCN)
Species are the building blocks of a healthy planet and we are losing more and more to extinction because of our actions. This talk follows on from a talk last year that introduced the importance of species conservation efforts. But now you the audience are getting involved. This interactive presentation will give audience members the chance to become ‘science detectives’ using symptoms and clues to identify threatened species and protect them before they run out of time, in a race against extinction.