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Will the Gulf Stream lose its intensity and plunge the Earth into an ice age? How can we harvest deep geothermal energy safely? Can we predict earthquakes? Can nuclear waste be safely stored in repositories deep inside the Earth?

The Enzo of the Department of Earth Sciences (D-ERDW) addresses important geological questions and invites the public to discover some answers in focusTerra, the Earth Science Research and Information Centre of ETH Zurich.

The key to the future lies in the past –

The Earth provides us with an archive of its history. We use it to understand the complex global processes that formed our planet. Exploring this archive is essential to understanding how the Earth may look in the future and thus where our challenges lie.

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