Volcanoes are among the rare living geological objects that man can see move and evolve during his lifetime. By Laurent Stieltjes, volcanologist, research director, member of the Scientific Committee of the Monts d’Ardèche UNESCO Global Geopark
Volcanoes have always been part of the many myths in the human imagination. For a long time, however, they have been considered ordinary mountains. Just mountains, but still a bit special… It was only at the very end of the 20th century that they suddenly took on a telluric significance of the utmost importance.
Their spectacular activity and the great diversity of their architecture, which can be observed by everyone, bear witness to the intense thermal activity and the eminently living nature of our Earth.
And almost simultaneously, extraterrestrial volcanoes were discovered: volcanoes suddenly acquired the status of a planetological object.
On the occasion of the geological meetings, in partnership with the Médiathèque of Montpezat-sous-Bauzon.
Friday 28 July 2023.