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An evenings talk titled “Ocean Acidification and Extinction Events” By Laurie Clarke
Wednesday November 8, 2017 | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
An evening’s talk by Laurie Clarke on Ocean on Acidification and Mass Extinction
New evidence suggests that ocean acidification played a key role in the Permian–Triassic mass extinction event 252 million years ago that killed most life on Earth. During the Permian–Triassic mass extinction event 252 million years ago, most life on Earth perished. Scientists have now obtained evidence that ocean acidification played a key role in the die-off.
The Permian–Triassic mass extinction event is the largest such event to ever to have occurred on Earth. About 90% of all marine species and 70% of all terrestrial species died off during this time. It was much worse than the mass extinction event that killed off the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.
Our winter talk speaker Laurie Clarke is currently working on a Masters dissertation regarding Ocean Acidification and Extinction Events. And has just completed an abstract for a doctoral thesis regarding the impact of ocean acidification, global climate change and potential sixth extinction event on human wellbeing.
The event is free to members of The Stamford and District Geological Society. And for visitors a charge of £3 please. You can also apply for membership on the night.
The topic for this talk will be very intriguing indeed.
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