17. What will the format of your event be?:
Venue and location to be allocated by the Festival team
13. Description of the core message of your event and key topics to be covered (c.100 words):
World population is predicted to peak at 9-10 billion in the middle of this century; an increase of 25-30% from now. Can we feed that many people, and distribute food to where it is needed? With standards of living rising around the world, it is also going to become increasingly difficult to keep carbon emissions down. Minerals have an important role to play in carbon capture, and they are also vital as crop nutrients. This talk addresses these questions e.g. how will minerals feed the world in 2050 and do we have enough of certain minerals to carry on with business as usual?
14. Does the event have particular local relevance?:
15. If so, please indicate what this is:
This is relevant to the NE region given the plans for a new, second, deep potash mine in Yorkshire, near Whitby.
22. Do you consider that the event will attract press interest?:
23. If yes, please summarise up to 4 key points you think will be of press interest:
Should be interest around the plans for the new mine, at least in the local area It is a talk about using resources to capture carbon, so it has solutions rather than doom and gloom which may capture press interest It is also novel - using minerals in carbon capture which is not something which is talked about much
24. Do you have any other comments you would like to make or information you would like to include?:
This is the geology presidential session. It is a research-led talk. It will be given by professor David Manning of Newcastle University, who is Professor of Soil Science, in the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences.
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