Climate News

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

BUSHFIRES and GARDENS

A new book to help gardeners navigate our increasingly flammable world. Published:April 2021 Safer Gardens: Plant Flammability & Planning for Fire by Lesley Corbett >

Global warming: one in three heat-related deaths

Global warming already responsible for one in three heat-related deaths. 'Between 1991 and 2018, more than a third of all deaths in which heat played a role were attributable to human-induced global warming...' (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) >

El Niño/La Niña

El Niño/La Niña Southern Oscillation (ENSO). Current Situation and Outlook as of May 2021. (World Meteorological Organization) >

Hybrid Utility

Ford Maverick Hybrid Utility ... under $us20,000 (basic model) (Ford USA) >

Climate change drives down oxygen levels in lakes

'Oxygen levels in the world's temperate freshwater lakes are declining rapidly—faster than in the oceans...' (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.) >

Planetary Boundaries

Exploring the Safe Operating Space for Humanity. (Ecology and Society, Canada.) >

Interacting tipping elements

Interacting tipping elements increase risk of climate domino effects under global warming. (Earth System Dynamics, European Geosciences Union, Germany.) >

Sustainable Mining and Development

The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development. Their Aim: ...'It is devoted to optimizing the benefits of mining to achieve poverty reduction, inclusive growth, social development, and environmental stewardship.' (The Intergovernmental Forum) >

HOME BATTERIES REGULATIONS

New plan to make room on grid for more home solar and batteries. 'The Australian Energy Market Commission today released a draft determination on how to integrate more small-scale solar – and other new energy technology like batteries – into the electricity grid.' (Australian Energy Market Commission) >

ABEL Energy’s Bell Bay Powerfuels Project

'The Bell Bay Powerfuels Project will incorporate one of the largest electrolyser units – 100MW – currently being contemplated in Australia. Pure green hydrogen from the plant will be available for domestic consumption. >