Published on 17th October 2014 by

Catalyst: Sea Level Rise – How can humans take on the challenge of the encroaching oceans?

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With many of the world’s largest cities situated in low-lying regions, rising oceans are set to have far-reaching consequences for the future of mankind. To what extent will this happen, and most importantly, how can we deal with the encroaching issue of rising sea levels? Dr Graham Phillips explores how scientists are turning to the distant past to predict the impact of our rising oceans.

ABC Australia – Ref 6284

Catalyst: Meteors – Citizens of Chelyabinsk document the natural phenomenon through social media

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On 15 February 2013, a blazing fireball hurtles through the skies over Russian Siberia at 100,000km/h, leaving the people of Chelyabinsk awe-struck. People point their cameras to the skies and upload images and videos of this spectacular natural phenomenon online, creating a worldwide media frenzy. Mark Horstman investigates what forensic astronomy learns from YouTube when videos of a dramatic fireball go viral.

ABC Australia – Ref 6284

Journeyman Pictures brings you highlights from the cutting-edge science series, ‘Catalyst’, produced by our long-term content partners at ABC Australia. Every day we’ll upload a new episode that takes you to the heart of the most intriguing and relevant science-related stories of the day, transforming your perspective of the issues shaping our world.

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