Scientist, Writer, Explorer, Climate Change, Environmental Change Scientist, Writer, Explorer, Climate Change, Environmental Change

Interview and Articles


I regularly give interviews and write articles for newspapers and magazines. A small selection of these can be found below.


'Scientists need to engage more with the public to secure funding'  The Conversation, 2 May 2016


'My Feed: Chris Turney'  ABC Radio National Drive, 1 April 2016


'Rush for Antarctica'  BBC World, 5 January 2016


'Using Nature to help build a green economy'  The RSA, 4 August 2015


'DNA evidence proves climate change killed off prehistoric megafauna'  The Conversation, 24 July 2015


'Antarctic researchers struggling to fund 'small science' Wired, 11 April 2014


'Captain Scott's secret' History Today, February 2014


'This was no Antarctic pleasure cruise' Nature, 6 January 2014


'Antarctic expedition: 'This wasn't a tourist trip. It was all about science – and it 'was worth it.' The Observer, 4 January 2014


'$1.5 million Australian expedition to Antarctica' ABC, 25 November 2013


'Antarctic expedition to walk in Mawson's footsteps' ABC 24 News, 8 June 2013


'Antarctica: A Biography by David Day'  The Times Higher Education, 21 February 2013


'Historical Badass: Douglas Mawson, Antarctic Scientist and Explorer' Adventure Journal, 7 November 2012


'The New Victorians: The New David Livingstone' The Times, 5 December 2009


'Grievous heavenly harm' The Age, 27 June 2009 (reprinted in The Sydney Morning Herald 11 July)


'Fixing carbon - the natural way' The Chemical Engineer, March 2009


'Looking back from the future' Nature Reports Climate Change, 4 December 2008


'Learning from climates past' Nature, 8 May 2008


'A great leap forward' The New York Times, 29 February 2008