The Poetry of Science

Episode 9: Our Elephant Graveyard

August 5, 2019

Trees and plants use carbon dioxide during photosynthesis, removing it from the atmosphere. In this episode of the podcast I investigate how forest elephants help to make this process more efficient, and how their extinction will have negative effects on global warming.


Read this episode’s science poem here.

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘The Elephant Graveyard’ by Roy Marz here.   


Music by Rufus Beckett.


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