Extreme volcanic eruptions: Global catastrophe?
- Wednesday 4 February 2015
- University of Bath, Lecture Theatre 8W 1.1
Apart from impact by asteroids, very large magnitude explosive eruptions are the only natural hazard that could cause global disaster and a crisis for civilisation. The vulnerability of humanity to extreme events is increasing with population, environmental change and the interdependencies implicit in globalisation. Professor Stephen Sparks
will discuss super-eruptions that can be ten to one hundred times larger than the greatest eruption of the last 1,000 years.
This is the sixth lecture in the RGS's six-part series on Global Sustainability.
For more lectures, see the full GULP programme
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