09:05 2020: The Climate Turning Point

Kathryn Ryan talks to Christiana Figueres – the former UN climate chief and a key architect of the 2015 Paris Agreement. Ms Figueres and a team of top climate scientists recently published a report outlining six critical milestones that they say must be met within the next three years. If they're not met, they say there will not be enough time to decarbonise the economy before overshooting tipping points, which could lead to permanent changes in the global climate.

Three scenarios for spending the same budget of 600 Gt CO2, with emissions peaking in 2016 (green), 2020 (blue) and 2025 (red)

Three scenarios for spending the same budget of 600 Gt CO2, with emissions peaking in 2016 (green), 2020 (blue) and 2025 (red) Photo: Mission 2020

09:30 100 awe-inspiring images showcasing the natural world

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition opens at Auckland Museum from today, July 7th, showcasing 100 stunning large-scale photographs celebrating the natural world. As well as a must-see for animal lovers, the images demonstrate the exceptional skill of the people behind the lens. Kathryn Ryan talks to one of those talented finalists, New Zealander Lance Van Der Vyer who now lives in South Africa. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London.

09:45 Asia correspondent Anna Fifield

Anna reports on the rising tensions over North Korea, and why very little is likely to actually after the latest missile test.

10:05 Exploring Earth's diary

Evolution, extinction, competition, catastrophes – it's all somewhere to be found in the remarkable, but damaged, 600 million year-old fossil record. Now, using state of the art quantitative tools, palaeontologists are increasingly  improving their understanding of it – or, as Victoria University's Professor James Crampton likes to call it, "Earth's diary."

Most recently, in partnership with Ngai Tuhoe and GNS Science, Professor Crampton has been working to explore evidence of dinosaur fossils in Te Urewera.

10:35 Book review

Rachel Eadie reviews Dragon Defenders by James Russell. 

10:45 The Reading

11:05 New music with Jeremy Taylor

Jeremy Taylor savours new releases from locals Grawlixes and Reb Fountain, together with a new set from American singer-songwriter Kevin Morby, and a 30th anniversary re-issue from his favourite band, The Smiths.

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11:30 Sports commentator Brendan Telfer

The home-coming of the America's Cup and the final showdown between the All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions, possibly the best two teams on the planet.

11:45 The week that was with James Nokise & Pinky Agnew