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The Royal Scottish Society of Arts
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6th Meeting of the 183rd Session (2003-2004)

The Geological Time Scale in Relation to Rapid Climatic Change

Professor Sir Nicholas Shackleton, FRS
Director of the Godwin Institute for Quaternary Research
University of Cambridge

In the Wolfson Suite, Ground Floor
Edinburgh University Library
George Square, Edinburgh
On Monday 3th May 2004, at 7 pm

During the interval between 60,000 and 25,000 years ago large parts of the Earth experienced extreme climatic changes within less than a human life span. One reason it is very difficult to examine the cause and evolution of these climatic shifts, is that we are limited by deficiencies in the geological time scale.

Professor Shackleton will discuss these events with particular emphasis on their age, the rapidity of the shifts, and the question of synchrony of changes experienced in different regions.

Location of meeting

Society Business

The President, Dr Stuart Monro, will be in the Chair

Members of the Public are welcome to attend

Jane Ridder-Patrick, Secretary

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