Measuring carbon

animation: Lisa Roberts
London 2008

voice: Dominic Hodgson
Cambridge, UK, 2008


The concentration of carbon dioxide
is now higher than at any other time in the last 850,000 years.

Dominic Hodgson, Cambridge, UK 2008

Listening to paleoecologist

Dominic Hodgson
I learn about Milancovitch cycles.

These are the natural cycles
of glacial and interglacial eras.

Animating to these rhythms,
I connect with the cycles of change.

Layers and layers of data
trapped in glacial ice
and sea floor sediments,
reveal that a natural rhythm
has been upset
by massive burning of fossil fuels.