Climate News

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

Interacting tipping elements

Interacting tipping elements increase risk of climate domino effects under global warming. (Earth System Dynamics, European Geosciences Union, Germany.) >

Sustainable Mining and Development

The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development. Their Aim: ...'It is devoted to optimizing the benefits of mining to achieve poverty reduction, inclusive growth, social development, and environmental stewardship.' (The Intergovernmental Forum) >

HOME BATTERIES REGULATIONS

New plan to make room on grid for more home solar and batteries. 'The Australian Energy Market Commission today released a draft determination on how to integrate more small-scale solar – and other new energy technology like batteries – into the electricity grid.' (Australian Energy Market Commission) >

ABEL Energy’s Bell Bay Powerfuels Project

'The Bell Bay Powerfuels Project will incorporate one of the largest electrolyser units – 100MW – currently being contemplated in Australia. Pure green hydrogen from the plant will be available for domestic consumption. >

Origin Energy is planning to build Hydrogen plant

Origin Energy is planning to build Hydrogen plant in Bell Bay (Tasmania).Origin claims: 'Under the proposal, green hydrogen will be produced from sustainable water using renewable energy. The hydrogen will then be combined with nitrogen extracted from the air to create green ammonia, which can be safely and efficiently shipped to export markets.' >

World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2021

'The 16th edition of the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report analyses the risks from societal fractures—manifested through persistent and emerging risks to human health, rising unemployment, widening digital divides, youth disillusionment, and geopolitical fragmentation. Businesses risk a disorderly shakeout which can exclude large cohorts of workers and companies from the markets of the future. Environmental degradation—still an existential threat to humanity—risks intersecting with societal fractures to bring about severe consequences.' (World Economic Forum) >

Getting to Zero: Australia’s Energy Transition

'Taking into account economics, science and emotions, Getting to Zero is an essential guide to how Australia can tackle the climate crisis with realism and ingenuity.' by Alan Finkel, former Chief Scientist (Quarterly Essay - Print and Online editions) >

Transforming Industry In the Decisive Decade

The Mission Possible Partnership (MPP) is an alliance of climate leaders focused on supercharging efforts to decarbonize some of the world’s highest emitting industries in the next 10 years. 'Our efforts build on the foundation laid by the Mission Possible Platform, launched in 2019 by the Energy Transitions Commission and the World Economic Forum, by expanding and accelerating the work of seven nascent industry working groups in aluminum, aviation, cement and concrete, chemicals, shipping, steel, and trucking.' (Mission Possible Partnership) >

Components in plastics and the body's sex hormones

Plastics are made soft and flexible using Phthalates - these can lower testosterone levels.Research by Dr. Shanna Swan is detailed in her book 'Count Down'. Details at >

Teenagers' legal request to revoke approval of Adani's mine.

'Two North Queensland teenagers have presented Federal Environment Minister, Sussan Ley, with critical new evidence and strong legal grounds to revoke approval of Adani’s Carmichael coal mine. They have done their homework when the federal government has not. Acting on their behalf, EJA [Environmental Justice Australia] lawyers obtained independent evidence from climate and economic experts.' (Environmental Justice Australia) >