Climate News

A digest of interesting news about climate change from around the world, compiled by us.

Towards Digital Sobriety

Lean ICT '...environmental impacts (rebound effects) related to the growing use of digital are constantly underestimated due to the devices miniaturization and the "invisibility" of the related infrastructures.' (The Shift Project, Paris) >

CLIMATE CHANGE ATTITUDES

Climate of the Nation 2020 'Tracking Australia’s attitudes towards climate change and energy.' (Research by The Australia Institute, Canberra.)  >

World Economic Outlook, October 2020

A Long and Difficult Ascent. > International Monetary Fund Specifically check Chapter 3: Mitigating Climate Change 'Without further action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the planet is on course to reach temperatures not seen in millions of years, with potentially catastrophic implications.' >

Reducing House Losses During Wildfires

Options for reducing house-losses during wildfires without clearing trees and shrubs. (ScienceDirect journal) >

Trees with lower flammability

Plant Selection Key for Bushfire Protection. Plants, shrubs and trees with lower flammability. (Victorian Country Fire Authority) >

Norwegian electric vehicle incentives

Norway is serious about electric vehicle incentives. Latest statistics reveal 60% of new vehicle sales are fully electric.  Norsk elbilforening (Norwegian Electric Car Association) Norwegian EV policy >

Greenrock saltwater battery

Saltwater battery...Fireproof, Non-Toxic >

Scaling up climate action in Australia

'The continent is highly exposed to climate change impacts like sea level rise, coral reef loss, wildfires and extreme weather events.' > Download their report: >

Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap (NSW)

The 'Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap is a coordinated framework to deliver a modern electricity system for NSW.' NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment > 

Siberian-Arctic permafrost land

Study reveals how even minor warming/thawing of frozen lands can release large amounts of greenhouse gases and collapse landscapes. Remobilization of dormant carbon from Siberian-Arctic permafrost during three past warming events. >