We're all now in the ANTHROPOCENE! Says Who?
Friday November 29, 2019  12pm - 1pm (1 Hour )
Lecture / Seminar

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Event in Room: Room #237

Please join us for this free Lunchtime Learning session presented by Acadia Lifelong Learning. Seating is limited. Please allow time to arrive and settle in before the lecture begins.

Anthropocene refers to the current slice of time when natural processes are challenged or overwhelmed by human actions: climate change, loss of biodiversity, contamination of land and sea, land use practices, etc.. Defining successive units of deep and shallow time is the responsibility of an international, non-governmental group of geologists who have constructed a time-scale that goes back to the origins of the Earth. This talk shows how they go about setting the boundaries between temporal units, the Anthropocene in particular, and what that term means to us today.

Presenter: Antony Berger
I am a retired earth scientist, oscillating between Wolfville and Woody Point NL, at the heart of Gros Morne National Park. I taught geology at universities in Canada, Sri Lanka, and Malaysia, worked for government and international organizations, and was an independent consultant. I helped to establish several international NGOs, building science in developing countries, strengthening small-scale mining, and increasing global access to scientific literature. Now editing stories my mother wrote about Newfoundland

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Beveridge Arts Centre
22 Highland Avenue
Wolfville, Nova Scotia


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Beveridge Arts Centre 22 Highland Avenue Wolfville, Nova Scotia B4P 2R6