Local Scientists Caring for Our Earth

Vera Schulte-Pelkum, PhD  (UC Boulder)
“Is climate change nothing new? Yes, the Earth has weathered massive swings in climate before, but not without consequences. As a geophysicist who works on tectonic processes spanning millions of years, I can offer a long-range view on geological climate history. We will explore drivers of planetary temperatures, take a tour of climate swings in the geological record and their effects such as mass extinctions, and compare human emissions to those from natural sources such as volcanism. Having grown up in Germany and Japan, I will also contemplate the morals of individual conduct and consequences in hindsight of collective avoidance.”

Related upcoming events

  • 2017-07-04 10:30 am - 2017-07-04 12:00 pm

    reoccurring the First Tuesday of each month from 10-12

    Join our quilting group led by long-time quilter Bette Ventrella

    Get to know area stitchers, learn techniques, share ideas and inspirations.

    Bring your projects for Show and Tell.

  • 2017-07-13 1:00 pm - 2017-07-13 3:00 pm

    Community knit and crochet group open to all ages and skill levels.

    Bring your own knitting or contribute to a community project.

  • 2017-07-18 5:00 pm - 2017-07-18 7:00 pm

    Reoccurring the third Tuesday of each month from 5:00 – 7:00.

    Community writing group for adults.
    Get feedback and share ideas.

  • 2017-08-21 9:30 am - 2017-08-21 12:00 pm

    Experience the great Solar Eclipse of 2017 at the Nederland Library! This unique eclipse will only be visible from the USA, and Colorado will experience 90% sun coverage. Activity stations and learning centers will be set up for kids and adults of all ages to learn about how and why this happens, and solar glasses will be given out to ensure safe viewing for all.