Climate News

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

Plastic Particle Pollution in Human Blood

Discovery and quantification of plastic particle pollution in human blood. Research article. (Environment International Journal) >

Insects and the Waste Crisis

Could insect digestion solve the waste crisis? 'CSIRO researchers are peering into the digestive processes of insects to see what happens when they are exposed to plastics.' (CSIRO, Canberra) >

Climate Litigation Report 2020

' overview of the current state of climate change litigation globally, as well as an assessment of global climate change litigation trends.' (UN Environment Program) >

The Rise of Climate Litigation

'Climate litigation is an increasingly common and accessible area of environmental law, and is being used to hold countries and public corporations to account for their climate mitigation efforts and historical contributions to the problem of climate change.' (Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance) >

Climate Change Performance Index 2022

'This year’s loser is Australia. Dating back to CCPI 2014, Australia has continuously performed very low in the CCPI rating, receiving very low ratings in every category. In the overall ranking South Korea and Russia are among the bottom performers with Kazakhstan and Saudi Arabia.' (Germanwatch e.V., Bonn) >

The Lost Years of Climate Inaction

Counting the costs of climate inaction in Australia. 'A lack of climate action at the national level is a defining leadership failure of the past eight years. Australians are living with the everyday consequences of this, and we must work quickly to prevent catastrophe.' (Climate Council of Australia, Sydney) >


The 15-minute city. 'Our world cities, everywhere on the planet, concentrate time and again the core of human activity, but they are still driven by the paradigm of the oil era and its impact on roads and general urban planning.' 'Thus, how can we reconcile the irreversible development of an urban world with crucial needs for real quality of life?' Focus On The Smart City (Pr Carlos Moreno, Scientific Director of ETI Chair at Paris1 Panthéon Sorbonne University, France) >

Arctic Seafloor Permafrost Thaws

Rapid changes to the Arctic seafloor noted as submerged permafrost thaws. Article in Science Daily, USA. >

Effects of a Changed Climate on Health

An interactive graphic from the British Medical Journal. (British Medical Journal, London) >


The rapidly emerging crisis on our doorstep. '...hundreds of millions of people living in low-lying coastal areas will not only experience more severe extremes, but also more frequent swings from extreme heat and drought to severe floods. The diminishing time for recovery in between these events will have major consequences for food security, population displacements and resilience.' (Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Canberra) >