Professor Bill McGuire explains some of the geological effects of climate change, following his recent London Lecture at the Geological Society
The first Bryan Lovell Meeting is an opportunity to think about how our science feeds into hazard management and understanding, and how geoscience can be part of the solution to many of these issues.
Following two successful themed years, the Geological Society has named 2017 the Year of Risk.
In the early hours of 24th August 2016, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck central Italy, southeast of Norcia. Fellows and members of the public may find the following resources useful.
As everyone of course knows, Dante’s Peak is the greatest of all geological disaster movies (fight with me in the comments.) So I was thrilled last month when University of Hull volcanologist Dr Rebecca Williams not only delivered a brilliant London Lecture, but confirmed that the film is, at least pyroclastically speaking, more or less …
Despite Sheldon Cooper’s references to geologists as ‘the dirt people’*, geologists are not usually associated in the public mind with soil. Most of the planet’s soil is no older than the Pleistocene (2.58 million – 11,700 years ago) – surely geologists are concerned with much older, much rockier stuff than this?
At 09:09 (GMT) on Monday 26 October a magnitude 7.5 earthquake hit the north-eastern area of Afghanistan near the Tajikistan and Pakistani border. It occurred as the result of reverse faulting approximately 210 km below the Hindu Kush Range of mountains in Afghanistan.
Jurassic Park was over twenty years ago, and people just aren’t buzzed by a T rex like they used to be. The format is tired, the thrills too predictable. Audiences demand more.