The Scripps Institution of Oceanography at La Jolla, just north of San Diego in southern California is one of the biggest marine science institutions in the world. It is where Charles David Keeling first started measuring carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, initially looking at seasonal variability.

The Science Show’s Robin Williams interviews Director Margaret Leinen who describes more about the science of the influence of human activities on the Ocean – science that underpinned and inspired the writing of ex Oceano – we are from the Ocean – the Ocean sustains us, the symphonic work written by Composer Matthew Dewey for Lynchpin in 2013.

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