Climate News

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

Peri-Urban Farming Future?

Peri-urban farming: the key to Sydney’s food future ? 'The way Sydney feeds itself into the future is being reassessed after an innovative mapping project revealed how small-scale local growers are losing out to urban developers and the big food chains.' (Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney.) >

Social Tipping Dynamics

Social tipping dynamics for stabilizing Earth’s climate by 2050. 'Achieving a rapid global decarbonization to stabilize the climate critically depends on activating contagious and fast-spreading processes of social and technological change within the next few years.' Research Article. (National Academy of Science - PNAS) >

Electric Cars Sales 2021

Electric cars fend off supply challenges to more than double global sales. 'Sales of electric cars hit 6.6 million in 2021, more than tripling their market share from two years earlier.' (International Energy Agency) >

The Scientist Rebellion

There's been School Strike, Extinction Rebellion - and now, out of desperation, Scientist Rebellion. 'As scientists, we have tried writing reports and giving presentations about the climate and ecological crisis to those in power. We must now have the humility to accept these attempts have not worked. Now is the time for us to take action, so that we show how seriously we take our warnings.' (Scientist Rebellion) >

Climate Change 2022

Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change. (IPCC Report: Sixth-Assessment) >

Half Measures will not Halve Emissions

Press conference to launch the Policymakers Summary of the Working Group III contribution to the 6th Assessment Report of the IPCC: ‘Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change’ (Unites Nations Environment Programme) >

Disasters: Societal and Economic Impacts

'Disasters have devastating and long lasting societal and economic impacts that are often regional and sometimes global in reach. By nature, disasters usually occur with little or no warning.' 'The adverse societal, economic and environmental impacts often endure long after the event.' (Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions, Australian National University, Canberra) >

Energy Transition and Climate Crisis

'Energy Transition Holds Key to Tackle Global Energy and Climate Crisis'. 'World Energy Transitions Outlook outlines priority actions till 2030 to keep 1.5°C alive; calls on governments to fast-track energy transition for more energy security, resilience, and affordable energy for all.' World Energy Transitions Outlook: 1.5°C Pathway - Report: March 2022 (International Renewable Energy Agency) >

Status and Outlook of Coral Reefs around the World

'Coral reefs are wondrous, diverse, productive, valuable ecosystems, upon which millions of people around the world depend.' (World Resources Institute, Washington DC) >

Research to keep Batteries "going and going"

University of Queensland research to keep batteries "going and going". '...a battery which remains stable for more than 1000 charge/discharge cycles' (University of Queensland School of Chemical Engineering and Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology) >