21 Feb 2017 7:30 pmFrom Ice to Salt and Back Again
- ...600 million years of Earth's climate. Presented by Dr. John Harper, a research geologist and retired Professor of Petroleum Geology and Sedimentology. Dr. Harper will explain historical trends and the Earth’s pattern of oscillating between the two extremes of Glaciation and Evaporatization. He says that we presently live in an intergacial epoch of a series of Glaciation extremes but this is only a small percentage of the climate cycles experienced by the Earth. “Climate change is real, has continuously happened in the past, is happening now, and will continue so in the future. The scale of change and the timeframes involved are significantly greater than we experience for our short lifetimes. Knowing the facts we need to define the issues and determine how we can accommodate the changes which will inevitably happen.” If you wish to come prepared to debate these issues, here are some useful websites: http://billmoyers.com/2014/05/16/eight-pseudo-scientific-climate-claims-debunked-by-real-scientists/ http://www.skepticalscience.com/argument.php This site also has a smartphone app you can download. http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/GlobalWarming/page4.php If you wish to view Dr. Harper’s presentation in advance, you can find it here: https://www.friendsofscience.org/assets/documents/Harper_Climate_2016-05-10_FOS.pdf
21 Mar 2017 7:30 pmThe Natural Wonders of Madagascar
- For the March installment of the Nature Calgary Speakers Series, Val Scholefield will present "The Natural Wonders of Madagascar: Featuring Lemurs, Chameleons, and other Wildlife"
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