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How a 1969 snorkel trip led to a shocking discovery about the future for the world's coral reefs.

10/18/2017
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Marine biologist Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg "almost fell off the chair" when he realised how vulnerable the world's coral reefs would be to climate change. But after being attacked as an "alarmist", it turns out he may have been too conservative.

Duration:00:47:43

How half a degree in global warming can really matter for heatwaves and extreme heat

10/5/2017
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In this “red hot” episode, climate scientists Dr Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick and Dr Andrew King tells us how a half a degree centigrade of global average warming can have serious impacts on heatwaves and extreme heat.

Duration:00:39:51

What's a post-modern climate scientist, and why do they need a loony bin?

5/30/2017
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Climate science is evolving to the point where it doesn't quite fit into the old understanding of what science actually does. Dr Sophie Lewis has written a book - A Changing Climate for Science - explaining the role of a scientist in a world where they are under increasing attack. And she explains why she has a loony bin.

Duration:00:32:38

Jet Streams, extreme weather and marching in the face of climate science denial

4/18/2017
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Why are scientists watching a cold blob in the North Atlantic, are we making the jet stream wobblier, and why are scientists planning to march on the streets? Climate scientist Professor Stefan Rahmstorf ties all these threads together and reveals why his favourite publication was one he wrote for kids.

Duration:00:39:28