Climate 'Clamity'

500 year old clams have provided a unique window into how the climate has been changing.
15 December 2016
Presented by Georgia Mills

NORTHERN-QUAHOG

The Northern quahog, Mercenaria mercenaria trives in the muddy sands of estuaries. Vicinity of Georgetown, South Carolina.

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As the saying goes, "if you don't learn from the past you're doomed to repeat it," or words to that effect; which is why understanding what has happened to the Earth's climate in the past is critical if we are to make accurate predictions about our the effects of climate change in future. So how might clams help? Well, they are among the oldest living animals on Earth, surviving for 500 years in some cases. Georgia Mills spoke to lead researcher David Reynolds from Cardiff University...

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