Mark Williams (UK) is Professor of Geology at Leicester University. The Anthropocene is one of his primary research themes. Williams is particularly interested in the co-evolution of life and planet Earth, and how the biosphere is now fundamentally changing as a result of human activity. Williams is co-author of two recent popular science books that examine the evolution of the Earth’s climate over 4 billion years (The Goldilocks Planet, 2012), and the evolution of oceans on Earth and other planets (Ocean Worlds, 2014). The Goldilocks Planet: Review by Times Higher Education Reviews on Goodreads Ocean Worlds: Publishers Weekly Medium.com
Session 1: Earth Magnitude
Thursday 26 February
10:30 - 12:30
Paradiso, Main Hall
In the first panel we consider some of the consequences of the thesis of the Anthropocene, and what it means to imagine events on a geologic scale.