EuroSpeleo 2016 Sessions

Caving and climate change

Session code: OG7

Oral / General, Main EuroSpeleo Conference

Mr . Wookey


What is your 'caving carbon footprint'? Does it matter?

We are used to the scientific relevance of caves to climate change as preservers of paleoclimate data, but less thought is given to the carbon footprint of caving itself. Have you any idea what the effects of various caving activities are and how these compare to what you do in the rest of your life? This thought-provoking talk will attempt to give you some numbers and context.


Expeditions to Austria for 25 years. Also China and Mulu. Chairman of Cave Surveying Group.