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RI Discourse: Climate change

1 November 2006

Professor Bill McGuire (Benfield UCL Hazard Research Centre) will explain on 3 November 2006 how climate change may mean we are in for a fiery future as well as a hot one.

Speaking as part of the autumn term series of Royal Institution Friday Evening Discourses, Professor McGuire will explain how global warming could lead to increased volcanic activity. As ice sheets melt, sea levels will rise, potentially causing catastrophic water pressure changes around island and coast-located volcanoes.

The lecture, 'From Collapsing Volcanoes to Climate Change', will take place in the Cruciform Building Lecture Theatre. It will begin promptly at 7.20pm and finish at 8.30pm, followed by a drinks reception. There is a black tie dress code. A limited number of free tickets are available for UCL staff and students from the RI Events Team: +44 (0)20 7409 2992.