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Climate Change and Texas Water: Science, Policy, and Clues from Inner Space Cavern

September 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Free public lecture given by Dr. Jay Banner, Fred M. Bullard Professor in Geological Sciences, University of Texas; Director, Environmental Science Institute; and College of Natural Sciences Distinguished Teaching Professor.

“You can see that outside here, the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is 403 parts per million,” Banner says, holding it up for inspection on a frigid morning. “That’s a number we’re really worried about in our society today. Because, at the onset of the industrial revolution, we were at about 280 parts per million. We’re on our way towards doubling it.”

Scientists agree that carbon dioxide contributes to climate change. What researchers like Banner, a Professor of Geological Science at the University of Texas at Austin, want to understand is what climate change means for the world around us. That search has put him in some tight spots during his career, often deep underground, in the caves of Central Texas.

Learn more about climate change in Texas and what caves can teach us at this lecture, open to the public.  Refreshments will be served.


September 8, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Sun City Social Center
2 Texas Drive
Georgetown, TX 78633 United States
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