How changes of climate have been intertwined with transformation of our civilisation

Professor Cilek talks about the periods of drought in our history and their connection with islamic expansions.

About the speaker

Václav Cílek is a Czech geologist, climatologist, writer and philosopher, who explores interactions between environment and civilization. After his studies at a high school in Tanzania, he graduated in geology from the Charles University in Prague. Mr Cílek from the Institute of Geology, Czech Academy of Sciences, published several popularization books and many articles. In 2009, he was awarded the Václav Havel Foundation VIZE 97 Prize.

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