Climate News

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

Global Environment Outlook (2019)

[This Report] "calls on decision makers to take immediate action to address pressing environmental issues to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals as well as other Internationally Agreed Environment Goals, such as the Paris Agreement." (note it's 745 pages.)

The Murray-Darling Basin scandal

Economists have seen it coming for decades Article >>

Climate Change in Russia: Benefit or Disadvantage?

"Due to the change, Moscow now earns more from agriculture than weapons sales." Article >>

Resources and Energy Quarterly, for June 2019

Published by the Office of the Chief Economist (industry.gov.au) and "forecasts for the value, volume and price of Australia’s major resources and energy commodity exports."

Evaluating the significance of Australia’s global fossil fuel carbon footprint

Taking into account our exports, we are a major contributor to climate change. Report >>

Electric bikes 'lead the charge to short circuit big cities congestion cycle'

'E-bikes and the future of cycling in New Zealand' "Using case study research and a small workplace e-bike trial we explore the potential contribution that electric bikes can make to improving efficiency, sustainability and wellbeing within New Zealand’s urban transport systems." Two Studies in this Report: 1) The potential of e-bikes: An Auckland case study 2) What’s it like to switch from car to e-bike for a month? Report download >>

Your (sustainable) Home

'Australia's Guide to environmentally sustainable homes'  (Published by Department of the Environment and Energy) Comprehensive manual on the design and building sustainable homes. Includes passive Design, Materials, Energy, etc, plus Case Studies, Quick References and extensive Appendices. Your Home is available online and in printed book form. >>

Summer of 2018

A summer of record extremes: temperatures, rainfall, drought. The Australian Actuaries Climate Index >>