On Course for the Antarctic

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In the year that the RRS Sir David Attenborough, the new British-built floating laboratory, will head south to serve the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) it was apt that we should have the BAS’s director, Professor Dame Jane Francis, as a speaker.

Sixty club members and guests Zoomed in to hear her comprehensive and well-illustrated discourse on the work of the Survey’s scientists.

Among their tasks is the extraction and examination of cores from the continent’s 4km-thick ice. These could provide a guide to our world’s environmental conditions thousands of years ago when atmospheric CO2 was at levels now being witnessed today through global warming.

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