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Scientist-Author to Speak About the Deep Future of Life on Earth

Curt Stager, an adjunct professor in the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute, will speak Thursday at UMaine about the very long-term effects of global warming.

The talk starts at 7 p.m. and will be held in Room 100 in the DP Corbett building.

In his book, “Deep Future: The Next 100,000 Years of Life on Earth,” Stager argues that fossil fuel emissions will interfere with climates for much longer than most people, including scientists, realize. In the best-case scenario, according to the
book, the world won’t fully recover for tens of thousands of years.

Stager is a paleoecologist, educator and science journalist whose research has centered on the climatic history of Africa, Peru and the Adirondack-Champlain region of New York. He also teaches natural sciences at Paul Smith’s College in Paul
Smiths, N.Y.

Thursday’s talk is sponsored by the Climate Change Institute and UMaine’s Department of Anthropology.

Contact: Jessica Bloch, (207) 581-3777 or jessica.bloch@umit.maine.edu

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