Rachel Pike gives climate talk at TED

  • November 12, 2009

PikeIn 4 minutes, atmospheric chemist and Gates Scholar Rachel Pike provides a glimpse of the massive scientific effort behind the bold headlines on climate change, with her team – one of thousands who contributed – taking a risky flights over the rainforest in pursuit of data on a key molecule. Rachel’s bio on the TED wesbite.

TED is a non-profit organisation that gives millions of knowledge-seekers around the globe direct access to the world’s greatest thinkers and teachers. Previous talks have been given by Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Brian Greene and Ahraf Ghani among many others.

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