Climate News

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

Plastics free food court

University of Technology (Sydney) plastics free food court might maybe a world first.

Geopolymer cement and Geopolymer Concrete

Geopolymer concrete significantly reduces carbon residue. Includes downloadable tutorials (webinar and text) Also, its use in the construction of the Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport, Toowoomba is described.

Annual Greenhouse Gas Index Spring 2019

The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (USA) Annual Greenhouse Gas Index (AGGI) (NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory) From their Introduction: "The AGGI is a measure of the climate-warming influence of long-lived trace gases and how that influence has changed since the onset of the industrial revolution. The index was designed to enhance the connection between scientists and society by providing a normalized standard that can be easily understood and followed."

Story-Crafting and Writing Toolkit for High School Students

Personal Narratives on Climate Change  ..."our first writing campaign for high school students ... which covers everything from stages of story-crafting to tips on getting published."

National Geographic Education Resource library

Climate Change Educational Resources for Grades (US) 1 to 12, from the National Geographic Society, USA. Text articles - written to different vocabulary levels for different grades, Images and Video, Links to other websites and Information on 'User Permissions'.

Amazon fires

Consequences of the Amazon fires ... Article by Danilo Ignacio de Urzedo

Climate change evacuation planning

'The case for strategic and managed climate retreat'

Circle Economy, Amsterdam

Circle Economy conducts "programmes over a wide range of sectors and provides businesses and governments a network to accelerate their transition to circularity".  Circle Economy's Reports and Insights  >>

Climate crisis demands more government action as emissions rise

Mid-year update: The Climate Action Tracker has updated its assessments of 24 of the 32 countries it rates (June 2019).  "governments must take bold action to address the rise in greenhouse gas emissions, but most of them are not"  Report can be downloaded from link near top of page on the site.  (And, its remarks about Australia are very unflattering.)  Download >>

Saving Our Soils

How to feed the world and help the planet.  June 2019 issue of Ethical Corp magazine (London) - featuring this subject throughout that issue.  Download  >>