Category: Climate change

Google searches reveal where people are most c…

Google searches reveal where people are most concerned about climate change | Kevin’s Walk on the Wild Side

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Carla ArchibaldThe University of Queensland and Nathalie ButtThe University of Queensland

What do you do if you have a question? You probably Google it.

According to Google Trends, in 2017 Australians were keen to know about tennis, Sophie Monk, fidget spinners and Bitcoin. But besides these…

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The too hard basket: a short history of Austra…

The too hard basket: a short history of Australia’s aborted climate policies | Kevin’s Walk on the Wild Side

By Marc Hudson,

Less than three years ago, after Malcolm Turnbull had wrested the prime ministership from Tony Abbott, I wrote an article entitled “Carbon coups: from Hawke to Abbott, climate policy is never far away when leaders come a cropper”.

Less than two weeks ago I wrote again about climate policy’s unique knack of causing leaders to falter, with terminal results for the policies and,…

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Big oil and climate change | Nick Robson’s Bl…

Big oil and climate change | Nick Robson’s Blog

Though oil and gas companies have known about global climate change for decades, they’ve deferred reducing crude and gas production until the second half of this century.

Reflecting sun’s rays would cause crops to fai…

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Biosphere mismanagement is going to kill thous…

Biosphere mismanagement is going to kill thousands*, and it’s my fault | Hyperbolic / Hyperbolsk

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*Or millions, or billions, it all depends on feedback loops in the biosphere and in humanity

Heads up! This post might seem like hyperbole on topic for the blog, but it is not. I genuinely believe tens of thousands, but more likely millions, will die (“before their time”) next decades (or at best a century or two) and I genuinely believe that those of us living in the developed…

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Why deny climate science? | Simon Lee

Why deny climate science? | Simon Lee

by Simon Lee 

Imagine you are an astronaut who has just returned from the International Space Station and you meet a Flat-Earther… how would you even go about that argument? 

Climate science and evolution are two sciences denied by many. In the case of evolution-denial, a creationist view is faith-based. Those who believe that God made the Universe 6,000 years ago (or equivalent) at least get…

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How Climate Change is Impacting The Nutritiona…

How Climate Change is Impacting The Nutritional Value of Your Food: Part 1, Carbon Dioxide – kbaked

BY KATHERINE BAKER

I still remember sitting in my Public Health Impacts of Climate Change course at Columbia Mailman School of Health (my elective choice while a Columbia nutrition MS student) learning about how climate change is impacting the nutritional value of food.

To sum it up, I was “shook,” as the cool kids say. It was actually one of the lectures in one of the cla…

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Renewable Energy in Europe is Looking Positive…

Renewable Energy in Europe is Looking Positive! – Think Sustainability

By Mike Hosey 

The EU has also recently increased its target for the percentage of energy generated by renewables by 2030. Whilst the UK only wanted to raise the target to 30%, a number of countries, including France, argued for the 32%, whilst some feel that the targets could have been increased further (Spain and Italy). Environmental groups have also, understandably, been very critical of…

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Our Earth is Not Well – notoutyet.com

Our Earth is Not Well – notoutyet.com

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All is not right. I am asked frequently, as are most of us in our daily interactions, How are you? I’m very well, I respond. As you may be too. But the truth is the planet I am part of is not well. Not at all well. Its symptoms of illness have become obvious this year. If the planet I live on is ailing, I have to honestly say that I am not so well as I might like to think I am. …

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Science and technology will be essential to mi…

Science and technology will be essential to mitigate climate change • Give it a Spin

The total greenhouse gas emissions caused by human activities continued to increase between 1970 and 2010, despite the increasing efforts of policies to mitigate climate change. However, “climate policies can be advised by scientific discoveries”, to be improved and to be more efficient.

Research and development generate knowledge on how to curb climate change and, in this sense, international…

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