Curt Stager, author of Deep Future and Your Atomic Self, will give a free public lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at Prochnow Auditorium as part of the 13th Biennial Conference of Science and Management on the Colorado Plateau and Southwest Region.

Stager, who is a paleo-ecologist, will discuss how climatic changes occurring in the 21st century will affect the next 100,000 years of life. His talk, “Climate Whiplash: What Happens after Global Warming,” draws on geological history to answer the question: What will the world look like in the distant future? He argues that the greatest threat may not be global warming but global cooling.

Stager is a science journalist whose research focuses on the climatic and environmental histories of Africa, Peru and the Adirondack region. Named the Carnegie-CASE Science Professor of the Year for New York in 2013, Curt teaches natural sciences at Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondacks.