Climate News

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

COP27 and Greenwashing Governments

Greenwashing Governments and Oil Companies Turned COP27 Into a Climate Disaster 'Oil companies, dictators and greenwashers captured the process more effectively than ever' (TRUTHOUT, Sacramento, California USA) >

CO2 and GHG Emissions

'updated CO2 emissions data for all countries in the world, including new metrics on emissions from land use change. (Our World in Data, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford) >

Australia's Changing Climate

'Australia’s climate has warmed on average by 1.47 ± 0.24 °C since national records began in 1910. Get across the key facts of this report, including key takeaways for Australia, global and future climate.' (CSIRO, Canberra) >

El Nino and La Nina

Effect of Climate Change on El Nino and La Nina events. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA) >

CLIMATE CHANGE GUIDE and HANDBOOK

The Climate Book: The Facts And The Solutions. Created by Greta Thunberg. A collection of over 100 authoritative specialists writing about their specialty, on the issues of climate change. Greta introduces each section of the book - and the experts write in everyday English. The book is essentially a curated compendium of climate change and what needs to be done to deal with it. The Climate Book (Penguin - ISBN: 9780241547472 ) Available in Print, eBook, audio To see the list of 'chapters', click on 'Look Inside'. (Note: prices vary widely between various sellers)

Decarbonising Shipping - Global Challenge

'The 2020s will be a vital time for piloting and prototyping new fuels and hybrid propulsion arrangements. Vessels will need to transition from fossil-based fuels to zero carbon energy sources and technologies, while simultaneously increasing efficiency.' (The Lloyd’s Register Maritime Decarbonisation Hub, London) >

'Green Washing' in Net-Zero Financing

Avoiding 'Green Washing' in Net-Zero Financing. “We must have zero tolerance for net-zero greenwashing,” said the Secretary-General at the launch of the Group’s report at the UN Climate Conference (COP27) at Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on 8 November 2022. Calling the report “a how-to guide to ensure credible, accountable net-zero pledges” he explained that it provides clarity in four key areas – environmental integrity, credibility, accountability, and the role of governments. (United Nations - Climate Action) >

Gladstone (Queensland) Region Moving to Renewables

Gladstone region moving away from Fossil Fuels, to Renewables. 'In an Australian first, Gladstone Regional Council has launched its 10-year economic transition roadmap to support and guide the region to becoming a renewable energy superpower.' (Gladstone Regional Council, Queensland) >

Weather, Climate, Water, Environment

New Public information service by themes covering Weather, Climate, Water, Environment. (World Meteorological Organization) >

CLIMATE DISINFORMATION

New survey reveals the dangerous effect of climate misinformation on public perception. 'Climate Leaders and Brands also call on COP27 to take action against disinformation' (Climate Action Against Disinformation) >