Climate News

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

Bleak Outlook for Australian Coal Exports to China

'Beijing's plans for rapid decarbonisation and energy security signal the end for Australia's current coal export boon.' (The Australian National University, Canberra) >

Australia is 91% Reliant on Foreign Oil

'Australia’s transport fuels are highly vulnerable to international prices and supply chains and yet demand-side solutions, particularly the electrification of transportation, have been ignored.' (The Australia Institute, Canberra) >

Assessing Climate Governance in Australia

“A growing number of G20 developed economies have announced meaningful emissions reductions by 2030 – with a handful of holdouts, such as Australia,” ~ UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. (Climate Action Tracker) >

Tents To Castles: Energy Efficient Homes

Building Energy Efficient, Cost-saving Aussie Homes. 'Low energy efficiency standards have left too many Australians living in poorly-made homes equated to “glorified tents”, which are stifling during summer and freezing in winter.' (Climate Council, Sydney) >

Generation Dread

Generation Dread: Finding Purpose in an Age of Climate Crisis. 'Climate and environment-related fears and anxieties are on the rise everywhere. As with any type of stress, eco-anxiety can lead to burnout, avoidance, or a disturbance of daily functioning. There is a lot at stake in terms of how these difficult feelings are tended to and coped with.' Book: Generation Dread: Finding Purpose in an Age of Climate Crisis (Kindle, Audiobook, Hard Cover) by Dr. Britt Wray, (Stanford/LSHTM Planetary Health Postdoctoral Fellow) >

Citizens Can Become Agents of Environmental Change

Stanford researchers explore how citizens can become agents of environmental change. 'Some programs work better than others when it comes to involving citizens in preserving the environment. After reviewing those that worked, Stanford researchers propose a blueprint for how others can educate people to maximize their impact.' (Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment) >

52 Ways To Invest In Our Planet

'52 actions and tips to make a difference, every day of the year'. (Earth day, Washington DC) >

SHIPPING EMISSIONS

Why is it important to pay more attention to ship emissions? 'Ships’ detrimental impact on air quality continues to increase as the sector grows.' (European Federation for Transport and Environment, Brussels) >

Australian roadmap to serve up future protein

'Can we feed the world’s growing population sustainably and meet changing tastes and dietary preferences? To do this, we’ll need to do things differently in our food production systems.' (CSIRO ECOS) >

EFFECTS of WARMER TASMANIAN WATERS

Bleaching in sponges on temperate mesophotic reefs observed following marine heatwave events. Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania. (Climate Change Ecology Journal) >