Many of us share some sort of apprehension that the world and its climate is spiralling out of control. Exploding volcanos, hurricanes, raging wildfires and once-in-lifetime storms are becoming a more regular feature of the daily news – and all this as the planet has warmed by less than 1oC above pre-industrial temperatures. But here’s where it gets really scary: researchers suspect that the collapse of civilisation might come long before we reach a proper biological mass extinction, as temperatures will rise so high that humans can't survive. Find out more when Mary Bourke joins us for Climate Catastrophe.
Join us as we delve into the world of disaster with leading experts for a weekly six-part night course. From climate catastrophe to solar flares, join us to discuss how the world might end and how are we going to survive the apocalypse — whichever one comes first. Book one night class for €6, or why not book a bundle of three and get one free. A bundle also includes a limited edition tote bag, print and you can enjoy a drink on us at the night course finale. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Mary Bourke is director of the Earth and Planetary Surface Processes Group and professor at Department of Geography in Trinity College Dublin. Her research interests lie in the area of extremes. Mary's goal is to better understand geomorphic processes in extreme environments (deserts on Earth and on Mars) and during extreme events (floods, mass wasting).