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Life's Struggle to Survive in Changing Climates

SETI Institute

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (PST)

Life's Struggle to Survive in Changing Climates

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Speaker: John Baez (UC Riverside)

When pondering the number of extraterrestrial civilizations, it is worth noting that even after it got started, the success of life on Earth was not a foregone conclusion.  We recount some thrilling episodes from the history of our planet, some well-documented but others merely theorized: our collision with the planet Theia, the oxygen catastrophe, the snowball Earth events, the Permian-Triassic mass extinction event, the asteroid that hit Chicxulub, and more, including the global warming episode we are causing now.  All of these hold lessons for what may happen on other planets.

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SETI Institute
189 N Bernardo Ave
Mountain View, CA 94043

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (PST)


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SETI Institute

The mission of the SETI Institute is to explore, understand and explain the origin, nature and prevalence of life in the universe.

We believe we are conducting the most profound search in human history — to know our beginnings and our place among the stars.

The SETI Institute is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to scientific research, education and public outreach.

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