Summer Lecture Series: Back to the Future IV: Unraveling Geologic Time to Forecast Disaster

Wed 6/13, 5:30-7:00pm
Summer Lecture Series:
Back to the Future IV: Unraveling Geologic Time to Forecast Disaster

Presented by Carolina Public Humanities

Featuring Drew Coleman, Professor of Geological Sciences

Drew Coleman, Professor of Geological Sciences, will discuss the science and policy of using what geologists know from studying deep time (greater than four billion years of Earth history) to predict and prepare for global catastrophes. In a world on the cusp of having drones deliver anything you desire to your door in under two hours, the concept of geologic time is difficult for even geologists to grasp. Dr. Coleman has a passion for understanding time and will explore how geologists unravel the rock record to formulate hypotheses about Earth’s future. Predictions about sea level rise and landslide hazards in North Carolina, and the potential for “super eruptions” and “the big one” (earthquake) will be discussed.

Program Tuition: Tuition is $20.00 for everyone paying at the door.  Advance registrants pay $18 per lecture ($13 for GAA members). Click here or call 919.962.1544 to register!

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514