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McAdoo 00:10:00

Ancient tsunamis

by Brian McAdoo
Ancient tsunamis
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 8 years ago | 696 views
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The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami was not the first of its kind, according to research in Nature. Two groups of scientists have found sedimentary evidence for possible predecessors to the 2004 event in...

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Leakey 01:07:00

Climate change and extinction

by Richard Leakey
Climate change and extinction
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 685 views
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Today countless protected areas for biodiversity are maintained at huge public and private expense. The question we must consider is whether our protection strategies actually protect when the real threats are related to the current climate change. M....

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Lovelock 01:05:00

Climate change on the living Earth

by James Lovelock
Climate change on the living Earth
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 7 years ago | 736 views
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Observations from around the Earth suggest that even the gloomiest predictions of climate change from the 2007 IPCC report may underestimate the seriousness of the changes due this century. In this lecture, Professor James Lovelock discusses the cons....

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Nayar Bhutan 00:04:00

Climate change: Bhutan

by Anjali Nayar
Climate change: Bhutan
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 8 years ago | 779 views
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Nature reporter Anjali Nayar hiked for 21 days in Northern Bhutan to find out how this tiny Himalayan nation is dealing with rapidly melting glaciers.

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Aderin 00:47:00

Climate change: space and our own planet.

by Maggie Aderin
Climate change: space and our own planet.
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 735 views
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Dr Maggie Aderin develops instruments that monitor climate change. Find out about these and other missions that are making science count in the battle against climate change. With practical experiments to show how climate change works Maggie shows ho....

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Hefferman 00:22:00

Climate change: The two-degree target

by Olive Hefferman
Climate change: The two-degree target
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 8 years ago | 1061 views
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In December 2009, policy makers meet in Copenhagen, Denmark to thrash out a new global deal on climate change. The aim is to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial temperatures. We sent three young climate researchers along ....

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Continental loss 01:05:00

Continental loss: the quest to determine Antarctica’s contribution to sea-level change

by Matt King
Continental loss: the quest to determine Antarctica’s contribution to sea-level change
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 2 years ago | 489 views
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For over 50 years scientists have been working to understand Antarctica’s contribution to sea level. For much of this time there has even been disagreement about if this massive ice sheet is growing or shrinking. In 2012, advances in data analysis....

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Roots 00:22:00

Direct Visualisation of Soil Processes

by Menoj Manon
Direct Visualisation of Soil Processes
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 774 views
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Malhi 00:14:00

Environmental Scientist & Space Forester

by Yavinder Malhi
Environmental Scientist & Space Forester
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 8 years ago | 714 views
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Yadvinder works in the Geography department at Oxford University. He looks at how human activity and especially carbon dioxide emissions have changed the ecosystems of tropical rainforests. This work takes him on regular trips to his two research sit....

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Diaz-Nieto 00:09:00

Finding out where floods will occur

by Jacqueline Diaz-Nieto
Finding out where floods will occur
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 8 years ago | 741 views
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This research is about developing a computer modelling tool to help manage surface water flooding.

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Rose 01:20:00

From sled dogs to rockets. Up the poles.

by Paul Rose
From sled dogs to rockets. Up the poles.
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 635 views
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As part of the celebrations for International Polar Year, Paul Rose takes us on an insightful science journey to the Antarctic and the Arctic. What really are the challenges facing scientists as they work in the remotest field sites on earth?

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RSC Casey 01:00:00

From the Romans to the Ring Main

by Rob Casey
From the Romans to the Ring Main
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 696 views
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In London major trunk mains, commissioned by Water Companies who ceased trading over 100 years ago, operate alongside modern assets such the Thames Water Ring Main commissioned in the 1990’s. Hence legacy plays an important part in way the current ....

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