'My Exploding World'
Mountaineering introduced David to exciting landscapes formed by volcanoes. Wanting to learn more he studied geology at university and embarked on an appreciation of volcanoes around the world, learning that they are economically and socially important as well as endlessly fascinating and awe inspiring. Surprisingly, climate change could affect their activity too.
His work with volcanoes has taken David to Pompeii, Herculaneum and Vesuvius, Hawaii (collecting samples of molten lava), Canada (evading grizzlies), Montserrat (evading ash avalanches), New Zealand (evading jail!), Etna and Stromboli, and Iceland. In this talk he shares some surprising insights and dramatic video and still photography, and explains why volcanoes are so important, exciting, and relevant to understanding our world.
Grand Canyon - Montserrat volcanoes - Canadian wilderness - Botswana & the Okavango Delta - New Zealand - Utah and Arizona - Antarctica - Pompeii, Herculaneum and Vesuvius - Iceland - Hawaii - Expedition planning