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ICE WIDE SHUT: INSIDE THE SECRETIVE WORLD OF THE ANTARCTIC TREATY

Antarctica – a climate-threatened wilderness five times bigger than Australia – is ruled by an elite club that meets behind closed doors. Is the treaty still fit for purpose six decades after entering into force, or is it time to treat the melting continent like a real person with rights? With French geopolitician Mikaa Mered (author of Les Mondes Polaires) and leading rights-of-nature lawyer Cormac Cullinan.

BATTLEGROUND ANTARCTICA

As revealed by my investigative series, the Antarctic Treaty churns out top climate science — while also letting the rich and powerful probe Earth’s last unmined frontier for Southern Ocean fossil fuels. In conversation with Professor Alan Hemmings, an Antarctic governance expert.

RECIPE FOR DISASTER: HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT PANDEMIC

Colleague Don Pinnock and I broke the global news of potential links between pangolins and Covid-19. Here I speak to Professor Wolfgang Preiser and wildlife investigator Karl Ammann about how pandemics start.

Television field reporter/producer, 50/50

Mashatu Game Reserve, Northern Tuli Game Reserve, Botswana
On assignment at Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana. Photo: Roger de la Harpe

My 2006 and 2007 field reports for 50/50, South Africa’s longest-running environmental television show, ranged from swimming with Wild Coast dolphins in a shark-infested sardine baitball to chasing abalone poachers (not simultaneously).

I also presented and syndicated my weekly science/environment show, EnviroWorld, throughout Africa, the Caribbean and the UK via satellite and community radio. All programmes (2001-2006) are archived in a CD stock collection at the Johannesburg Zoo.