Carbon: The Unauthorised Biography
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Carbon: The Unauthorised Biography

Carbon: The Unauthorised Biography

Wed May 4 11:00 AM
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CHEC Theatre
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90 Mins
Narrated in first person by Golden Globe winner Sarah Snook (Succession), Carbon is an entertaining and surprisingly unorthodox documentary that reveals the paradoxical story of the element that builds all life, and yet may end it all.

Told from birth in the violent core of an exploding star and of turbulent sagas through the fabric of our evolving Earth, Carbon’s story is accompanied by celebrated scientists, unique animations and a stunning orchestral score, reminding us all of our humble participation in the most extraordinary story in the universe.

SWIFF invites both local and travelling schools, as well as the general public, to this screening of Carbon – with a panel discussion to follow.

Panellists include:

Associate Professor Christian Sanders 
Associate Professor Christian Sanders is a marine biogeochemist. His works involve the use of uranium and thorium series radionuclides to trace coastal processes. Sanders’ work focuses on the dynamics of sedimentation rates in marine systems, along with carbon and nutrient cycling in coastal wetlands. He has been involved with six successful Australian Research Counsel grants, including an ARC Fellowship to work on the carbon and nutrient cycle in Australian mangroves from southern Victoria up to Darwin in the Northern Territory. His current research interests are studying nutrient runoff and other pollutants in estuaries and coastal wetland systems in Australia and around the globe. This body of work is reflected in his 125 peer reviewed publications. 
Luke Austin
Luke is a third-year student in the Bachelor of Earth and Environmental and Marine Science and a Southern Cross University Student Ambassador. Luke is greatly interested in the climate conversation and the factors shaping people's perceptions of our environment. He is currently investigating the scalability of marine algae aquaculture for climate as an Agrifutures Horizon Scholar and is sponsored by the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia. Luke works with local government in the Coffs Harbour Environmental Analysis Lab and is part of the Universities National Marine Science Centre’s marine education team. He is a ministerial advisor to the NSW Government for regional development and young people and is interested in climate risk in regional communities and promoting careers in emerging industries among youth.

Nadia Toppler 
Nadia Toppler is the Laboratory Manager at the Environmental Analysis Laboratory (EAL), Southern Cross University. The laboratory offers testing Carbon Farming Initiative testing for carbon credits under the Energy Reduction Fund. Nadia has extensive laboratory analysis experience, having coordinated the acid sulfate soil and physical soil testing sections of the laboratory since 2007. Nadia is co-author of a number of the 2018 National acid sulfate soil guidance documents and has an honours degree in soil chemistry.

Supported by SWIFF and Southern Cross University.
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