Volcanoes and Life: Agents of Destruction and Creation
Our November program will be presented by Karl Osvald, geologist with the Bureau of Land Management in Casper.
We may think of volcanic eruptions as infrequent, sometimes deadly, events, but volcanoes have played a major role in shaping the Earth and maintaining the conditions for life that lives on and in it from this planet’s very beginning. They are agents of both destruction and creation.
Karl will speak about the influences of volcanism on our planet; the surface, temperature, weather, as well as global climate. He will also speak of the responses to these influences in the evolution of animals and plants, ecosystems, and biological diversity. We are part of nature, but even now we can’t defy the destructive forces or long term influence of volcanoes.
Please join us on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 7 PM at the Oil & Gas Conservation Commission Building at 2211 King Blvd. for this program. As always, the program is free and open to the public!
Program Chair—Bruce Walgren