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Hear directly from Chris Turney about the initial findings of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition

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Chris Turney

Event description

The Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-1914 resulted in the first complete study of the region. The three years’ worth of observations gleaned by Sir Douglas Mawson and his men provide a unique dataset against which we can compare the changes in weather and sea ice seen today. Chris Turney will present the initial findings of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition 2013-2014, and show how private funding brought the public and science together.

This event will be chaired by Alok Jha, Science Correspondent at The Guardian and soon to be at ITV News.

About the speaker

Chris Turney is an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow and Professor of Climate Change at the University of New South Wales where he and his team focus on using the past to better understand the climatic changes seen today.He helped set up a carbon refining company called Carbonscape which has developed technology to fix carbon from the atmosphere and make a host of green bi-products, helping reduce greenhouse gas levels.


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