Myth busting Doomsday by Tsunami. Well, trying to at least. With more than a billion people living within 20 metres of sea level you gotta wonder.

Our fabulous guests this episode:

Peter Baines OAM @peter_baines


Hands Across The Water @HATWAustralia


Professor James Goff, University of NSW @ProfJamesGoff


Research citations for our inner geek:

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Marriner, N., Kaniewski, D., Morhange, C., Flaux, C., Giaime, M., Vacchi, M. and Goff, J. (2017). "Tsunamis in the geological record: making waves with a cautionary tale from the Mediterranean." Science Frontiers 3.

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