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Bill's LATEST book, WAKING THE GIANT: HOW A CHANGING CLIMATE TRIGGERS EARTHQUAKES, TSUNAMIS AND VOLCANOES.

ImageAn astonishing transformation over the last 20,000 years has seen our planet flip from a frigid wasteland into the temperate world upon which our civilisation has grown and thrived. This most dynamic episode in Earth history saw the crust bouncing and bending in response to the melting of the great ice sheets and the filling of the ocean basins; triggering earthquakes, spawning tsunamis and provoking a lively response from the world's volcanoes. Now there are signs that human-induced climate change is encouraging the sleeping giant beneath our feet to stir once again. Could it be that we are on track to bequeath to our children and their children not only a far hotter world, but also a more geologically dangerous one?

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Come and hear Bill McGuire speak

Bill will be talking about WAKING THE GIANT at the Sidmouth Science Festival on Wednesday October 15th 2014. Click here for further details.

BILL McGUIRE JOINS FOOTPRINT FRIENDS TEAM

Footprint Friends imageBill McGuire has joined Footprint Friends as its Science Advisor. Footprint Friends is a leading campaigner against climate change amongst the young, and is designed specifically to give a voice to 10-18 year-olds.

To join up, find out what's afoot (ha-ha) and enter competitions, go to:

http://www.footprintfriends.com

 

What are the chances of a devastating supervolcano in Yellowstone?

Guardian logoImagine a volcanic blast so devastating it obliterates at a stroke the English county of Yorkshire or the US state of Connecticut; a detonation so titanic it buries a continent in ash and plunges the entire world into a bitter volcanic winter. Volcanic super-eruptions or supervolcanoes may sound like the stuff of disaster movies, but they have happened many times before and scientists monitoring the giant Yellowstone volcanic system in the US state of Wyoming are beginning to wonder if the next one will happen on their patch.

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Science Oxford presentation - Seven Years to Save the Planet: The world's climate is on the rampage - is it too late to stop it?

The future of the Earth's climate looks bleak - new research points to higher temperatures, bigger storms, more floods and the drowning of coastal towns and cities across the planet. Prof Bill McGuire, head of Europe's leading academic hazard research centre, explains that if we are to stop it from happening we may have less than 10 years to do something about it.

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