Research just in reveals that extreme events from climate change (2011-2017) have damaged 45% of Australia’s coastal habitats, including coral reefs, mangroves, kelp forests and seagrass. These habitats provide food and shelter for a huge range of marine and estuarine species, including large fish, turtles and dugongs. Vital for fisheries, these key habitats are also used and much … Continue reading Australia suffers not only the loss of coral reefs.
A very interesting episode of Media Watch screened tonight which threw a spotlight on the waves of climate skepticism that are the norm across Australian talk back radio. Apart from recently chastising the Prime Minister for being 10 minutes late to a interview, 2GB radio host Alan Jones has also been busy drumming up support for a … Continue reading Accuracy, balance and rigor on talk-back radio…in the week after hell freezes over?
Unfortunately, no, this isn’t a piece from the Onion: GOP members want to scrap NASA’s climate research funding to instead invest in a new mission to outer space. Have they been talking to Stephen Hawking? Reposted in full from the Wonk Room: Republicans have a new idea: instead of wasting time protecting this planet, let’s … Continue reading Republicans announce new climate strategy: Abandon Earth
Wonder no longer – Rolling Stone has made a list: 12 Politicians and Execs Blocking Progress on Global Warming. It’s far from exhaustive, but gives a pretty representative sample of the main players in the US, as well as some more familiar faces. Rupert Murdoch takes the (coveted?) #1 spot, thanks to the continued efforts … Continue reading Who’s to blame for blocking progress on global warming?
The term Blue Carbon seems to be gaining traction outside of the world of science and environmental economics. Or – at the very least – its gaining traction in Cancun. Continue reading In Cancun, everyone’s talking about Blue Carbon
Here’s a piece in the the Guardian by Bob Ward, policy and communications director at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Bob Ward was interviewed by Robyn Williams on The Science Show earlier this year, which was also covered by Deltoid. ……………………………………………………………………… … Continue reading Climate change sceptic Bob Carter continues to ply his trade
An article released in Nature today has challenged the commonly held view that the world has cheap and plentiful coal supplies that will fuel the world for decades to come. Richard Heinberg and David Fridley argue that coal prices are likely to rapidly increase in the near future, due to a combination of rapid growth … Continue reading The end of cheap coal?