climate

#267      22 min 29 sec
Counting the coast: Modeling the oceans of a warming planet

Dr Kathleen McInnes

Climate modeler Dr Kathy McInnes describes what mathematical modeling can tell us about the effects of rising sea levels and extreme weather events on our coastlines. Presented by Dr Shane Huntington.

#253      30 min 46 sec
Sedimental journey: Probing climate's buried past to predict our future

Prof Jonathan Overpeck

Paleoclimatologist Prof Jonathan Overpeck describes how research into uncovering the earth’s climate history generates important insights about our climate future. Presented by Dr Shane Huntington.

#247      25 min 25 sec
Giving off gas: Agriculture's role in greenhouse emissions

Prof William Horwath

Biogeochemist Prof William Horwath explains the impact that modern agriculture has on greenhouse gas emissions from the soil. Presented by Dr Shane Huntington.

#236      21 min 27 sec
Mercury rising: The impact of distant human activity on Antarctica

Dr Robyn Schofield

Atmospheric chemist Dr Robyn Schofield discusses how industrial pollution makes its way to the pristine Antarctic continent, and explains the chemistry behind the resulting annual mercury deposition events. Presented by Dr Shane Huntington.

#194      29 min 29 sec
Degrees of uncertainty: Modeling the climate impact of greenhouse gases

Dr Malte Meinshausen

Senior climate impact researcher Dr. Malte Meinshausen explains how climate change is modeled, and estimates the effect of timely mitigation of  greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. With science host Dr Shane Huntington.

#179      28 min 38 sec
Reaping what we sow: Agriculture's role in climate change

Associate Prof Richard Eckard

Assoc Prof Richard Eckard examines how modern agriculture contributes to global warming and discusses ways of mitigating the problem. Presented by Dr Dyani Lewis.

Episode 168      28 min 58 sec
Lost generation: Governance gone missing in global energy security

Prof Ann Florini

Energy security and global governance analyst Professor Ann Florini explains the urgent need for global coordination of energy resources, and why existing institutions such as the International Energy Agency (IEA) are not up to the task. With host Jennifer Cook.

Episode 142      44 min 50 sec
The global mean and the human scale: Climate change adaptation agenda under scrutiny

Prof Naomi Oreskes

Science historian Professor Naomi Oreskes explains why limits in the predictive capacity of climate models present a challenge to those favoring adaptation above emissions mitigation as a strategy in dealing with climate change. With host Eric van Bemmel.

Episode 107      23 min 07 sec
Getting it on the grid: Integrating renewable energy into our power supplies

Dr Roger Dargaville

Energy and climate change analyst Dr Roger Dargaville weaves together diverse technical, economic and environmental factors to produce a model for better, smarter use of our energy supplies. With science host Dr Shane Huntington.

Episode 96      24 min 18 sec
The Wrath of Grapes: Wine Making and Climate Change

Snow Barlow
Guy Lamothe

Viticulturist Prof Snow Barlow and Wedgetail Estate vigneron Guy LaMothe discuss the threats -- and opportunities -- that global warming poses for the wine industry in Australia and elsewhere. With science host Dr Shane Huntington.