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Climate & Ecology

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Climate change is a defining issue for our time. The geological record contains abundant evidence of the ways in which Earth’s climate has changed in the past. That evidence is highly relevant to understanding how it may change in the future.

Our statement on climate change 2020

See our latest statement on climate change including an up to date assessment and detail on what the resulting records of past climate can tell us about future climate change, with a particular focus on ancient CO2-driven warming.

Climate Change Symposium 2021

On 26-27 May 2021, the Society hosted a conference entitled Climate Change in the Geological Record. You can view the talks from day 1 and day 2 via the Society's YouTube channel. The conference abstract book is available here.

Relevant resources

  • Read about the Society’s presence at the COP26 summit in Glasgow in the Geoscientist magazine
  • Watch a Science Snapshot on the geological solutions for carbon dioxide removal
  • Read Dr Dan Lunt’s reflections on the COP26 summit in Glasgow

Download our educational resources

Factsheet on greenhouse gases    Carbon cycle poster    Anthropocene lesson plan 

Upcoming events

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