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Our short film on the One-Two Punch of Climate Change

Posted on 1 December 2014 by John Cook

For our upcoming free online course, Making Sense of Climate Science Denial, we've been interviewing scientists in England and Australia. While on Heron Island last month talking to coral reef researchers, we also had the privilege of interviewing Sir David Attenborough about a range of issues, including the effects of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef. 

So when GetUp! announced the #ReefReels short film competition, asking for 3 minute films about the Great Barrier Reef, it seemed logical to use some of our wonderful interviews to communicate what the science is telling us about how climate change is impacting coral reefs.

The full interviews with Sir David Attenborough, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg and Annamieke Van Den Heuvel (as well as many others) will be released in March and April 2015 when we release our MOOC, Making Sense of Climate Science Denial. You can sign up for free now.

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  1. I was up at Heron Island earlier this year diving but was not able to see the experiments. The results so far I did get to here about were very clear from the tour I went on of the experimental station.

    It's a very good to see the video with so much in so little time. Well done! The pictures tell the story. BAU holds no good news for the GBR.

    With the Keeling Curve showing an accelleration of CO2 emissions and the portion of CO2 staying in the air staying about constant, ocean acidification is a fact of simple physical chemistry. To see what that does to the reef is clear enough.

    The need to change course now with all the resources we can muster and to say so in three minutes is impressive.

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