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Geology and War

Saturday 30 January, 1pm-4pm.
Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle

The unequal global distribution of geological resources (including hydrocarbons, industrial minerals and water) is partly to blame for many wars. Once conflict erupts, terrain, bedrock geology and ground conditions become key military considerations – wars are won and lost ‘on the ground’. In the aftermath, geologists can advise on remediation of contaminated ground and the safe disposal of nuclear weapons and other toxins. Looking forward, can geology help with conflict avoidance?

Join Peter Doyle, Noel Worley and Andrew Morrison to explore Geology and War. This is a free joint event run in partnership with the Yorkshire Geological Society. A more detailed programme will be available here closer to the event.