Chris Turney

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Professor Chris Turney is an Australian and British Earth scientist. He has recently completed a prestigious Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship at the University of New South Wales. He has published over 170 research papers. At 44 years, Chris has been described by The Saturday Times (UK) as ‘the new David Livingstone’.

In 2013-2014, Chris led the Australasian Antarctic Expedition which aimed to extend over a hundred years of scientific endeavour in the region and communicate the value of science and exploration of this remote and pristine environment (www.spiritofmawson.com). Chris' latest book 'Iced In' (published in North America by Kensington Press) describes the latest scientific thinking from the frozen continent and the
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Bones, Rocks and Stars: The...

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1912: The Year the World Di...

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Ice, Mud and Blood: Lessons...

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Sydney declares a climate emergency – what does that mean in practice?

Sydney declares a climate emergency – what does that mean in practice? Chris Turney, UNSW

Late on Monday night, the City of Sydney became the second state capital in Australia (after Hobart a week earlier) to officially declare a climate emergency. With climate change considered a threat to human life, Sydney councillors unanimously supported a motion put forward by Lord Mayor Clover Moore to...

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This is not the sort of book I would have instinctively picked up but it was highly recommended to me. I couldn't put it down. This is a fascinating overview of the Global Financial Crisis, the historical context and the aftermath in Europe. And all ...more
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An absolutely extraordinary book with breathtaking insights into where human beings might go next. Quite brilliant!
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