Contentious Geoscience issues…and You!

A talk by John Simmons, ON Communication

Event date: Wednesday, 9 March 2016 at 5.00 PM

Date:

Wednesday 9 March

Time:

5pm - 6pm

Venue:

T201, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB

About the lecture:

Turning around an oil tanker takes a very long time; but how long does it take to turn around an oil-based economy?

  • Everyone in the UK has benefited from nuclear generation of electricity, but few seem willing to accept responsibility for the waste …
  • Do anti-fraccing protestors appreciate how many schools and hospitals could be built with the money that Britain spends annually to buy imported energy …
  • Why do some who claim to be environmentally aware, protest against a technology that can remove 19% of anthropogenic carbon emissions …

Contentious issues? Certainly, but as society turns against the very resources that underpin it, we need to feed more science into the debate in order to reach decisions based on fact rather than fallacy.