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May 19, 2019

Geology reveals deep history. For recent history , 1 to 2 million years, glaciology has answers. The bubbles buried in ice in Antarctica are like a time machine for our atmosphere. Earth's Ice Ages are out of kilter and we need to know why. Dr Karl and Dr Tas van Omen talk about the next 4 Antarctic summers of drilling...


May 12, 2019

We are officially in an interglacial period - between ice ages. Dr Karl talks with Australian Glaciologist Dr Tas van Ommen about the times when Ice sheets were a kilometre thick. What caused them and how long did they last. Understanding earth's history is our best chance for anticipating its future.


May 5, 2019

In the 60's the Green Revolution promised to feed the world. It succeeded with huge productivity gains, new products and profits.
Now we are discovering a legacy. Plus More than 40% of this species are declining and a third are endangered. Plus does you body smell different while watching certain movies. Dr Alice Motion...


Apr 28, 2019

Did you know the atmospheric layer that shields us can also clean dirty water ? Meet 3 MegaKennies. Scientists who know about ozone and how to use it.  Australia's largest music festival site produces a Megalitre of waste per day for a few weeks each year. They have a plant that ticks all the environmental boxes. Dr...


Apr 21, 2019

As the Christian world marks almost 2,000 years of Easter, Dr Karl searches for million-year-old air bubbles. The Chief Scientist for the Australian Antarctic Division, Dr Gwen Fenton, outlines why it will take 4 antarctic summers to drill for air that will answer fundamental questions about Climate Change, plus Krill...