Blue Planet, Blue God – an oceanographer looks at caring for the ocean through science and faith
Speaker: Prof Meric Srokosz
Meric is Professor of Physical Oceanography at the National Oceanography Centre and Southampton University.
The Earth seen from space by the Apollo 17 astronauts in 1972 was described as a blue marble, blue not least because it is a water planet with 71% of the surface being ocean. Seen from space the Earth is both beautiful and fragile, with its fragility becoming increasingly apparent due to anthropogenic climate change. In this lecture the role of the oceans in climate change will be explored, together with a reflection on a Christian perspective on the fragility of the Earth, and why we should respond to the challenge posed by anthropogenic climate change.
The Dallinger lectures are sponsored by the university and organised by Christians in Science Southwest. This will be the 7th annual lecture in the series. We very much hope you will be able to attend.
Time: 19:30 – 21:00
Location: The lecture will be given in the Plymouth Lecture Theatre (lecture theatre B) in the Portland Square building. There is open parking on the University campus after 4pm.