Our good friend Martin Broadbent (also our resident geologist and all-round rock man) sent us this interesting lecture from Prof Howard Falcon-Lang (Royal Holloway) entitled Arctic Fossil Forests of the Cretaceous Period (ie roughly 100MA ago). This lecture takes a different approach to looking at climate change by looking back – far back – rather than conjecturing a future.

He talks about our last period of warm – before the Ice Age – and shows evidence of where the oceans were then, and explaining that plantlife was abundant in the arctic during this period. There is evidence that at this time sea levels were at least 20m higher than they are now.

Worth a watch…