Chris Turney

Great Southern Ocean

We need to investigate how the ocean’s immense potential for atmospheric carbon dioxide removal can be harnessed to reduce the impacts of climate change.

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The last major geomagnetic reversal triggered a series of dramatic events that have far-reaching consequences for our planet.

Aurora borealis above mountain peak

Just like in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the answer was 42.

Gas bubbles in ice sample

The most-read stories of 2020 take us from the depths of the mind to the edges of the universe.

Carbon emissions from refinery

The coronavirus pandemic caused the UN's annual climate conference to be postponed by a year, but it was also responsible for a drop in carbon emissions. Is it enough and will it last?

Dr. Adam Sookdeo loading the 16th century samples

An international team of scientists have recalculated the curves used for radiocarbon dating – a key method for archaeology and environmental science – for the first time in seven years.

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More than 70 of Australia's Laureate professors have signed a letter to the minister for education, Dan Tehan, outlining the flaws in the proposed university reforms.

Researchers working at the Patriot Hills Blue Ice Area of Antarctica

New research has shed light on the role sea ice plays in managing atmospheric carbon dioxide levels.

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Perhaps 2°C doesn't sound like much, but if you look through history, 2°C temperature changes have had huge effects on the planet and people.

Ice core sample from the Patriot Hills area

Rising ocean temperatures drove the melting of Antarctic ice sheets and caused extreme sea level rise more than 100,000 years ago, a new international study led by UNSW Sydney shows.

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