Glacier lakes and the dangers of them bursting
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Glacier lakes and the dangers of them bursting

Clip from The Tipping Points

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The climate scientists are measuring the thickness of the ice on top of the Himalayan glacier lakes. In this clip we also see some shocking footage of a flood caused by a ...

The climate scientists are measuring the thickness of the ice on top of the Himalayan glacier lakes. In this clip we also see some shocking footage of a flood caused by a glacier lake outburst that killed dozens of villagers with no warning whatsoever. The concern is that climate change may cause more of these devastating floods.

A simple solution to pollution from cooking smoke
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A simple solution to pollution from cooking smoke

Clip from The Tipping Points

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With a population of over one billion, serious air pollution and health problems arise from cooking smoke produced in traditional ways in India. A new 'simple stove' is ...

With a population of over one billion, serious air pollution and health problems arise from cooking smoke produced in traditional ways in India. A new 'simple stove' is reducing emissions and giving villagers carbon credits for making the switch to a cleaner way of burning fuel.

How the 'atmospheric brown cloud' was discovered
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How the 'atmospheric brown cloud' was discovered

Clip from The Tipping Points

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We hear from climate scientists about their astounding discovery of the 'atmospheric brown cloud' in the late 1990s. The scientists used high tech equipment including former ...

We hear from climate scientists about their astounding discovery of the 'atmospheric brown cloud' in the late 1990s. The scientists used high tech equipment including former military drones to prove the existence of this potentially catastrophic phenomenon which is warming the atmosphere while cooling the ocean.

Bernice looks at black carbon in the snow of the Himalayas
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Bernice looks at black carbon in the snow of the Himalayas

Clip from The Tipping Points

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Bernice is shocked to see black specks in the snow of The Himalayas, that has potentially come from sea level industrial pollution.

Bernice is shocked to see black specks in the snow of The Himalayas, that has potentially come from sea level industrial pollution.

How sink holes are formed
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How sink holes are formed

Clip from Sinkholes: Swallowed Alive

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This clip uses a simple experiment to show how natural sink holes form. A scientist uses a salt lick to demonstrate how water er

This clip uses a simple experiment to show how natural sink holes form. A scientist uses a salt lick to demonstrate how water er

Poverty, migration and Jimmy Barnes
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Poverty, migration and Jimmy Barnes

Clip from Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy

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Jimmy Barnes explains why his parents relocated their family from Scotland to Australia, revealing the "official" reason as well as the context of poverty, alcohol and ...

Jimmy Barnes explains why his parents relocated their family from Scotland to Australia, revealing the "official" reason as well as the context of poverty, alcohol and violence in which the decision was made.

The migration centre and the lion
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The migration centre and the lion

Clip from Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy

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Jimmy Barnes describes how he would spend his time as a child in Adelaide with other migrants, and recounts the time a lion escaped from a circus, likening the emaciated ...

Jimmy Barnes describes how he would spend his time as a child in Adelaide with other migrants, and recounts the time a lion escaped from a circus, likening the emaciated condition of the lion to the health of migrant children.

The migration centre and the lion
3:34

The migration centre and the lion

Clip from Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy

Geography

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Jimmy Barnes describes how he would spend his time as a child in Adelaide with other migrants, and recounts the time a lion escaped from a circus, likening the emaciated ...

Jimmy Barnes describes how he would spend his time as a child in Adelaide with other migrants, and recounts the time a lion escaped from a circus, likening the emaciated condition of the lion to the health of migrant children.

Poverty, migration and Jimmy Barnes
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Poverty, migration and Jimmy Barnes

Clip from Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy

Geography

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Jimmy Barnes explains why his parents relocated their family from Scotland to Australia, revealing the "official" reason as well as the context of poverty, alcohol and ...

Jimmy Barnes explains why his parents relocated their family from Scotland to Australia, revealing the "official" reason as well as the context of poverty, alcohol and violence in which the decision was made.

Illegal trade in Sulawesi
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Illegal trade in Sulawesi

Clip from Dateline

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Discover the illegal trade of distinct and protected wildlife butterflies as a part of Sulawesi's extinction business.

Discover the illegal trade of distinct and protected wildlife butterflies as a part of Sulawesi's extinction business.

The Explorers
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The Explorers: The Prison Walls

Episode 1 ABC November 5, 1991

History

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Bill Peach retraces the first attempts to cross the Blue Mountains and the difficulties encountered by explorers like Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson

Bill Peach retraces the first attempts to cross the Blue Mountains and the difficulties encountered by explorers like Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson

The Explorers
29:50

The Explorers: Across the Great Divide

Episode 2 ABC November 6, 1991

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Bill Peach retraces the early journeys of Evans, Oxley and Cunningham as they cross the Great Dividing Range & move west & north, discovering vast areas of good grazing land ...

Bill Peach retraces the early journeys of Evans, Oxley and Cunningham as they cross the Great Dividing Range & move west & north, discovering vast areas of good grazing land and many western flowing rivers

The Explorers
30:12

The Explorers: Overland to Port Phillip

Episode 3 ABC November 7, 1991

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Bill Peach follows the tracks of Hume & Hovell, who established the overland route from Sydney to Melbourne which survives in today's Hume Highway.

Bill Peach follows the tracks of Hume & Hovell, who established the overland route from Sydney to Melbourne which survives in today's Hume Highway.

The Explorers
29:30

The Explorers: The Secret of the Rivers

Episode 4 ABC November 8, 1991

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The most baffling question facing the early explorers was the destination of the inland rivers of NSW. Charles Sturt solved the mystery in an epic whale-boat journey to the ...

The most baffling question facing the early explorers was the destination of the inland rivers of NSW. Charles Sturt solved the mystery in an epic whale-boat journey to the mouth of the Murray River and back again.

The Explorers
29:49

The Explorers: Australia Felix

Episode 5 ABC November 11, 1991

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Bill Peach tells the story of Sir Thomas Mitchell, the stormy petrel of Australian exploration. Surveyor-general of new South Wales for nearly thirty years. He discovered ...

Bill Peach tells the story of Sir Thomas Mitchell, the stormy petrel of Australian exploration. Surveyor-general of new South Wales for nearly thirty years. He discovered Australia Felix or western Victoria.

The Explorers
28:59

The Explorers: The Pinnacle of Fame

Episode 6 ABC November 12, 1991

History

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Bill Peach describes the conquest of Australia's high mountain country. A Pole Dr. John Lhotsky was the first European to climb the snowy mountains. Another Pole, Paul ...

Bill Peach describes the conquest of Australia's high mountain country. A Pole Dr. John Lhotsky was the first European to climb the snowy mountains. Another Pole, Paul Strezlecki climbed and named Australia's Mt Kosciusko.

The Explorers
29:15

The Explorers: East to West

Episode 7 CH2 November 13, 1991

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Bill Peach tells the story of Edward John Eyre, the young explorer who set off with four companions to make a westward journey across the Nullarbor Plain.

Bill Peach tells the story of Edward John Eyre, the young explorer who set off with four companions to make a westward journey across the Nullarbor Plain.

The Explorers
29:45

The Explorers: East to North

Episode 8 ABC November 14, 1991

History

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Bill Peach describes the first attempts to open an overland track from the eastern settlements to the coast of northern Australia.

Bill Peach describes the first attempts to open an overland track from the eastern settlements to the coast of northern Australia.