Every Wednesday morning (around 9:40 am AEST) I chat with the wonderful Katya Quigley from ABC Mid North Coast NSW (Port Macquaire).
I love chatting to Katya as she always asks what I’m up to and what I think about topics that they’ve been discussing earlier on air.
Recently, Katya and Beth (wonderful producer) have started posting our conversations online. Here is the first one where we talk about a a development in the treatment of snake bites and explore the link between volcanoes and atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide.
Recently I was asked to write another piece for The Drum – the ABC’s online analysis and opinion website. This time the topic was climate change.
So here’s the first few pars. The rest you can read by clicking on the link below.
Heat rises in the search for temperature data truth
When it comes to climate change either you’re with us, or you’re on the other side. Well at least that’s how it appears at times. So what happens when someone from one camp says something that appears to support the other?
In the last few days, pro- and anti-climate change blogs have gone into overdrive over comments made at a US Congressional hearing into climate science.
To understand what it’s all about, you need to go back to November 2009. One of the biggest science stories that month was the ‘leaking’ of emails from the Hadley Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia, including the unit’s head Professor Phil Jones.
Occasionally I get a call from ABC News 24 – our 24 hour television news channel. I’m ‘on call’ to talk about science, but most of it seems to be about space and astronomy. Here’s one of my most recent chats.
P.S. I enjoy really doing this and hope I get a call more often.
Recently I received a call from ABC North Tasmania asking if I would chat about ‘sense of direction’. A quick search of our news archives revealed we had at least three interesting stories. So I agreed to speak with the breakfast presenter Penny Terry at 6:20 am (what I do for science).
Australian researchers have unearthed a treasure trove of fossils in outback Queensland. It’s one of the biggest collections of fossils from a single marsupial species ever found and the discovery will allow scientists to see how the animals grew and the similarities between them and their modern day descendants.