How can we decarbonise economic development?
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How can we decarbonise economic development?

Decarbonisation and the developing world To accompany the Society’s briefing note ‘The Role of Geoscience in Decarbonisation’ following this year’s Bryan Lovell Meeting, Mike Stephenson, Executive Chief Scientist at the British Geological Survey, has written a series of blogs unpacking some of the critical issues. This blog considers the challenge of decarbonisation in the developing … Continue reading

Geoscience for the future – launch of the Geological Society’s Early Career Network
Early Career Network / News

Geoscience for the future – launch of the Geological Society’s Early Career Network

The Geological Society President, Nick Rogers, writes about the role of geoscience in the future and the launch of the Society’s Early Career Network.  The recent schoolchildren’s strike to protest about climate change presents liberal minded parents with something of an ethical dilemma. Do we support the kids in their protest or shoo them back … Continue reading

The Congress that was all but cancelled!
Arts / History / Library

The Congress that was all but cancelled!

Fifty years ago this week the 23rd International Geological Congress had just started meeting in Prague.  Over 4000 geologists were making their way to the capital of Czechoslovakia, which that year seemed to be enjoying a relaxation in the political regime. Although, as the Congress approached, the political situation was becoming more tense, with Russia … Continue reading

Lithium: Brines, batteries and bottlenecks
Environment Network / Policy / Uncategorized

Lithium: Brines, batteries and bottlenecks

In early April, The Geological Society hosted a flagship meeting as part of the 2018 Year of Resources on Lithium: From exploration to end-user. The meeting was a fascinating insight into this increasingly important metal, all the way from exploration and extraction to its conversion into high-purity battery grade lithium for its use in Li-ion … Continue reading