Upcoming Talk on Fracking

On Thursday February 15th, I’ll be speaking at the Royal Literary and Scientific Society about Hydraulic Fracturing and Risk in Bath (UK). The talk begins at 7:30pm and is open to the public, with some time for questions and what is sure to be a lively open discussion afterwards. The abstract reads:

The use of hydraulic fracturing to provide energy is today a pressing and controversial issue of wide public interest in the UK. This talk will summarize the science that should inform discussions on the use and environmental impact of ‘fracking’ technology. Issues ranging from causal mechanisms to the wider context of risk perception, tradeoffs and drivers will be discussed.

A poster advertising the talk is available on the BRLSI’s event page, which also includes a bunch of other upcoming talks on a wide variety of topics which look interesting.