climate

Episode 94      19 min 
Managing China's Water Challenges

John Langford AM

Water engineer Prof John Langford discusses the immense challenges facing a China with swiftly mounting water demand and dwindling resources. With science host Dr Shane Huntington.

Episode 80      19 min 36 sec
A Flood of Water Scarcity in India

Assoc Prof Hector Malano
Ashok Jaitly

Associate Prof Hector Malano, along with India-based colleague Mr Ashok Jaitly, discuss the interdisciplinary approach to addressing water scarcity in India's "food bowl" region, the Krishna Basin. With science host Dr Shane Huntington.

Episode 65      30 min 53 sec
Effects of Climate Change on Biodiversity

Prof Ary Hoffmann
Dr Michael Kearney

Prof Ary Hoffmann and Dr Michael Kearney discuss the effects of climate change on biodiversity, and how our quality of life could be adversely affected. With host Shane Huntington.

Episode 49      26 min 18 sec
How We'll Fare in the Global Food Crisis

Snow Barlow
Rajinder S. Sidhu

Prof Snow Barlow, the University of Melbourne, backgrounds the sharp rise in food prices, and looks at how science and technology may provide solutions in feeding an ever growing global population. Also, Prof Rajinder S. Sidhu from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India, discusses the impact of elevated food prices on Indian society. With Science host, Dr Shane Huntington.

Episode 47      19 min 35 sec
Carbon Capture and Storage Explained

Barry Hooper

Barry Hooper joins Up Close host Shane Huntington to outline emerging technologies for capturing and storing carbon dioxide.

Episode 46      23 min 36 sec
The Human Hand in Climate Change

Prof David Karoly

Nobel Peace Prize winner, Prof David Karoly calculates the human-caused contribution to climate change. With science host Dr Shane Huntington.

Episode 41      21 min 27 sec
Drinking The Same Water Twice -- Potable Water From Waste

Prof Peter Scales
Prof David Fox

Prof Peter Scales demystifies the process of recovering potable water from waste water, while Prof David Fox compares the cost of recycling with desalination. With Up Close science host Dr Shane Huntington.

Episode 35      16 min 46 sec
With No Grain Of Salt: Water Desalination Explained

Assoc Prof Sandra Kentish

Assoc Prof Sandra Kentish joins Up Close science host Dr Shane Huntington to discuss water desalination as a technology and a controversy -- and its certain growth in our future.

Episode 34      16 min 08 sec
Cities and Extreme Events

Assoc Prof Priyan Mendis
Assoc Prof Nick Haritos

Assoc Profs Priyan Mendis and Nick Haritos reveal how cities stand up to extreme events like explosive blasts and tsunamis. With Dr Shane Huntington.

Episode 25      19 min 39 sec
Abundance And Extinction: Species Under Pressure

Prof Nigel Stork

Prof Nigel Stork talks to podcast host Dr Shane Huntington about the crisis of global extinction of species, its bio-historical backdrop, and a future of reduced diversity.

Guest: Prof Nigel Stork, School of Natural Resource Management

Topic: Global Extinction of Species