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The Environmental Humanities and the Anthropocene Reading Group present "Putting the Anthropocene in Context: Global Catastrophes in Deep Time", a lecture with award-winning science journalist Peter Brannen, Thursday, February 13th, 2020.
The Environmental Humanities at Dartmouth College and the Anthropocene Reading Group invite you to join them for a lecture with award-winning journalist and author, Peter Brannen.
Brannen's lecture, "Putting the Anthropocene in Context: Global Catastrophes in Deep Time", will explore ideas presented in his book, The Ends of the World: Volcanic apocalypses, lethal oceans, and our quest to understand Earth's past mass extinctions (Ecco, 2017). His work as a science journalist deals with ocean science, deep-time, astrobiology, and the carbon-cycle in relation to the current state of our planet and its climate. The Ends of the World is Brannen's first book, and in it he "dives deep into time, exploring each of the Earth's five dead ends, and in the process, offers us a glimpse of what's to come." His interest is in new research that suggests carbon dioxide-driven climate change was a major contributing factor to the extinction of the dinosaurs and to each of the mass extinctions that preceeded it. Brannen set out to follow some of the world's leading paleontologists as they pursued this research, and in sharing these telling discoveries, has illustrated the implications for our own future.
Peter Brannen is a 2018 Scripps Fellow at the University of Colorado Boulder, was a 2015 journalist-in-residence at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center at Duke University, and a 2011 Ocean Science Journalism Fellow at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, MA.
The lecture will be held Thursday, February 13th, 2020 at 5:00pm in the Kreindler Conference Hall, Haldeman 041, and is expected to run to 6:30pm. This event is free and open to the public.
This event is sponsored by the Associate Dean for the Arts and Humanities and by the Leslie Center for the Humanities.
Please see the calendar listing here: https://news.dartmouth.edu/events/event?event=59896&listing=1#.XjxdOBd7kQ8