Bill McKibben puts forward ‘three simple numbers’ that add up to global catastrophe – and make clear who the real enemy is.
New report says many of the world’s two-to-50 million undiscovered species are under threat from rampant habitat destruction.
Australia remains the world’s dirtiest country, man for man; do Americans finally ‘get” climate change; will El Nino unhinge Abbott’s political ambitions? the battle begins on renewables, and what price nuclear in Australia?
Naked self-interest and ignorance are the two biggest barriers to addressing climate change.
Report finds that, while the majority of adults aged between 32 and 52 believe climate change is happening, they just have trouble caring.
At the end of June, about 56 per cent of America’s lower 48 states were in moderate-to-extreme drought – the largest-hit area since the 1950s.
The Arctic lost a record 2.85 million km2 of ice in June – an area about as large as Alaska, California, Florida, and Texas combined.
Australians cannot simply wait for the rising tide of Asian demand to improve the incomes and livelihoods of Australia’s farmers.
Severe droughts, floods and landslides mark a year also notable for record-high CO2 levels and ongoing ocean warming.
Two new reports present a peer reviewed tour through the extreme weather and climate events of 2011 and conclude that mankind’s influence of manmade global warming on the climate system continues to grow, and the probability of extreme weather events is also increasing. Plus: Australian experts add their views.