Climate News

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

Climate Homicide

Prosecuting Big Oil For Climate Deaths. 'Given the extreme lethality of the conduct and the awareness of the catastrophic risk on the part of fossil fuel companies, should they be charged with homicide?' (Social Science Research Network, Rochester, New York) >

A High-End Estimate of Sea Level Rise

A High-End Estimate of Sea Level Rise for Practitioners. 'Taking a co-production approach between scientists and practitioners, we provide high-end sea level rise (SLR) estimates for practitioner application based on an expert evaluation of physical evidence and approaches currently used in policy environments to understand high end risk.' (American Geophysical Union, Washington USA) >

The Revenge of Gaia

The Revenge of Gaia: Earth’s Climate Crisis and the Fate of Humanity by James Lovelock (July 2006) Why the Earth is Fighting Back and How We Can Still Save Humanity 'For millennia, humankind has exploited the Earth without counting the cost. Now, as the world warms and weather patterns dramatically change, the Earth is beginning to fight back.'(Basic Books, New York, 2006, 177 pp, ISBN: 978-0-465-04168-8) Still available in several editions - Note: prices can vary widely) Available from Angus & Robertson. >

Printed Solar

'We believe our Printed Solar is the world’s first truly low-cost and sustainable source of energy generation.' (Kardina Energy, Shortland, Newcastle NSW) >

State of Electric Vehicle Interest (July 2023)

'Over the past 12 months interest in electric vehicles has significantly expanded. While Australia still has some way to go in ensuring local EV adoption aligns with our emission reduction targets, at least in the light vehicle market we are seeing early, positive signs that demand is trending in the right direction.' (Electric Vehicle Council, Sydney) >


'Research conducted by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) has revealed that storing carbon dioxide underground is not an exact science. It may carry even more risk and uncertainty than drilling for oil or gas, given the very limited practical, long-term experience of permanently keeping CO2 in the ground.' (Institute for Energy Economics & Financial Analysis, Lakewood, Ohio USA) >

Measuring Progress of Sustainable Development Goals

Measuring progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. 'SDG Tracker presents data across all available indicators from the Our World in Data database, using official statistics from the UN and other international organizations.' (Our World in Data, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford) >

Proton Battery

Enhancement of the performance of a proton battery. 'the form of proton battery we have focused on is a reversible hydrogen fuel cell with atomic hydrogen stored within the cell in a solid electrode.' (Journal of Power Sources) >

King Island Renewable Energy

King Island Renewable Energy Integration Project. (Hydro Tasmania) >

Aligned National Energy Pathways

Australia Needs 1.5°C Aligned National Energy Pathways. 'The Australian government has objectives that contradict each other, and lacks a omprehensive plan for how it will achieve its emissions reduction goals.' (Institute for Energy Economics & Financial Analysis, Lakewood, Ohio, USA) >