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Welcome to the Anthropocene!

Wed 11 Jun 2014

The Anthropocene has been put forward as a new geological epoch, one in which humans have come to rule the world's natural systems and processes. In an age of increased environmental awareness, the term has captured the public imagination. But what is the Anthropocene? When and where did it start? Is it a terrifying global phenomenon or just a b ...

How the weather works

Wed 18 Nov 2015

Have you ever wondered why Melbourne gets four seasons in one day, while holiday destinations like Fiji have constantly idyllic weather? Why tropical cyclones are a way of life in Port Headland, but not in Hawaii? Why one bushfire season can be absolutely catastrophic, but then the next relatively uneventful? While everyone has their theories, t ...

Welcome to the Anthropocene!

What can the past tell us about the future of climate change in Australia?

Wed 11 Jun 2014

Dr Simon Connor: School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment (Monash) Dr Joelle Gergis: School of Earth Sciences (Melbourne Uni) The Anthropocene has been put forward as a new geological epoch, one in which humans have come to rule the world's natural systems and processes. In an age of increased environmental awareness, the term has captured ...

How the weather works

How the weather works

Wed 18 Nov 2015