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Deep Time, Global Change and YOU: Global Warming 56 Million Years Ago and What it Means for Us

A Free Public Talk and Discussion

- 8:30pm
Jeudi Janvier 30 2014

Venue: SFU Harbour Centre, Room 1900, Fletcher Challenge Theatre
Address: 515 West Hastings
Cost: Free
Accessibility: yes

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Human greenhouse gas emissions will alter conditions on earth for thousands of years. The past event that best mirrors current warming occurred 56 million years ago & is called the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, or PETM. Dr. Wing will explain what we know about the causes of PETM, and what we have learned about its effects on ecosystems. The lessons of deep time have great relevance as we rapidly mold our planet in the ongoing geological epoch, the Anthropocene.

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