Our Snowball Earth
Event type: talk, meet the scientist
Location: Attenborough Studio
Free, no booking required
There is a theory that hundreds of millions of years ago, the entire planet was covered in snow and ice on a scale that would be completely impossible today.
It would have been inhospitable for most life forms even then. Yet life not only survived but flourished in the aftermath as it diversified into the many forms of complex life we see today.
Meet a scientist who studies extremophiles - life that can survive in extreme places - and learn about what could have endured our snowball Earth.