Racing To Save Earth’s Climate Record
This episode originally aired on Oct. 27, 2020.
The Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at The Ohio State University has embarked on a fundraising campaign to preserve its collection of ice core samples for future generations of scientists.
Like rings of a tree, the frozen cylinders provide a climatological record stretching back hundreds of thousands of years.
As a warming climate continues to melt away glacial ice, this archive will be lost forever.
Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: the race to save Earth’s climate record.
- Ellen Thompson, senior research scientist, Ohio State University's Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center
- Lonnie Thompson, senior research scientist, Ohio State University's Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center
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