Answers to Earth Science Questions

Geology, palaeontology, archaeology, atmospheric science, climate, climate change and meteorology...

28 September 2021

Does cutting down on fossil fuel prove to be more cost effective for the green energy consumer?

28 September 2021

Particles could be launched into the atmosphere to cool the Earth, but at what cost?

28 September 2021

Climate change is reshaping our environment, but how dramatically?

28 September 2021

Data from centuries ago are important for modelling our changing climate, but should we have faith in them?

30 July 2021

And what even is lava?

27 July 2021

Curious whiffs of methane are emanating from Mars: did life make them?

08 July 2021

If heat rises, why is it colder higher up in the mountains?

08 December 2020

Which is better for the environment, landfill or composting?

11 August 2020

Listener Johnny asked this question - so Adam sought out an answer...

28 July 2020

Do you know your flora from your fauna? Test yourself on these questions about nature...

05 May 2020

Is the presence of contrails related to the weather?

05 March 2020

Does it depend on the plant? Or on the soil?

05 March 2020

If we could speak to each other, would we get on?

24 January 2020

What happens if the Earth's magnetic field ever reverses its polarity? Geologist John Underhill explains...

07 January 2020

And what about the rest of the world too?

07 January 2020

And if so, is it growing or shrinking?

07 January 2020

Are there ways to improve them to generate more renewable energy?

07 January 2020

Climate scientist Ella Gilbert sets the record straight...

26 November 2019

As the volume of water in the ocean increases, sea level does not rise uniformly everywhere...

13 August 2019

What will happen to cocoa trees?

13 August 2019

We're seeing unprecedented temperatures this summer...

06 August 2019

Listener Saugat got in touch about this monsoon related question...

30 July 2019

Listener Manik wanted to know how you can tell whether a painting is of a sunset or a sunrise...