Experts engaged in research were seen as credible by our discussion groups. There is a strong desire to see ‘real people’ doing ‘real things’ in response to climate change risks.
WHAT IT SHOWS: Glaciologist Fidan Goktas of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven, Germany, takes samples of meltwater from antarctic ice cores in order to date them by means of ion chromatography. Ice which was formed in summer contains higher levels of sulfate and methane sulfonate, while strata which formed in winter are rich in sodium chloride. Goktas investigates atmospheric traces trapped in arctic or antarctic ice to gain understanding of past climates.