Climate News

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

Water for Agriculture

Desalination ...'fresh water or at a quality suitable for livestock from a brackish or saline source'... (Moerk Water) >

Native Grains Production

Study finds economic window for native grains production. Most extensive paddock-to-plate native grains study to date  (Sydney University) >

The Climate Transparency Report 2020

'The Climate Transparency Report (previously known as "Brown to Green Report") is the world’s most comprehensive annual review of G20 countries’ climate action and their transition to a net-zero emissions economy.' >

Towards Digital Sobriety

Lean ICT '...environmental impacts (rebound effects) related to the growing use of digital are constantly underestimated due to the devices miniaturization and the "invisibility" of the related infrastructures.' (The Shift Project, Paris) >

CLIMATE CHANGE ATTITUDES

Climate of the Nation 2020 'Tracking Australia’s attitudes towards climate change and energy.' (Research by The Australia Institute, Canberra.)  >

World Economic Outlook, October 2020

A Long and Difficult Ascent. > International Monetary Fund Specifically check Chapter 3: Mitigating Climate Change 'Without further action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the planet is on course to reach temperatures not seen in millions of years, with potentially catastrophic implications.' >

Reducing House Losses During Wildfires

Options for reducing house-losses during wildfires without clearing trees and shrubs. (ScienceDirect journal) >

Trees with lower flammability

Plant Selection Key for Bushfire Protection. Plants, shrubs and trees with lower flammability. (Victorian Country Fire Authority) >

Norwegian electric vehicle incentives

Norway is serious about electric vehicle incentives. Latest statistics reveal 60% of new vehicle sales are fully electric.  Norsk elbilforening (Norwegian Electric Car Association) Norwegian EV policy >

Greenrock saltwater battery

Saltwater battery...Fireproof, Non-Toxic >