Living on Frack-tured Earth: public perspectives of hydraulic fracturing

A session at Skeptics on the Fringe 2013

Friday 16th August, 2013

7:50pm to 8:50pm (GMT)

Hazel will look at what people know about fracking (or hydraulic fracturing) from a number of perspectives, first – what fracking is – the process, what it is used for and why it is used. Second – why might people have heard of it, why it is negatively perceived and the influence of the media and thirdly – what people who are faced with the prospect of fracking think about it and what their concerns really are.

Hazel is a PhD student at the University of Plymouth, studying geocognition – the science of what people know about geology. She previously worked as an Engineering Geologist in Brisbane and a Ranger at Mt St Helens, before moving to the Natural History Museum to work with school groups and the public, teaching them about geology, and doing the Earth Sciences identifications (always fun!).

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Hazel Gibson

PhD student at the University of Plymouth, studying geocognition

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Time 7:50pm8:50pm GMT

Date Fri 16th August 2013

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