Climate News

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

Ocean waves and winds are getting higher and stronger

Using satellite measurements, University of Melbourne researchers show that ocean waves and the winds that generate them have increased over the last 30 years. Article >>

WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate

World Meteorological Organization (WMO) "latest report on global temperatures, extreme weather and climate change indicators and socio-economic impacts is “yet another strong wake-up call” on the need for more ambitious climate action, according to United Nations Secretary General António Guterres." Article >>

Roadmap for a resilient and sustainable Melbourne foodbowl

As Australia’s cities grow the issue of maintaining their foodbowls is under threat as housing and other developments encroaches on farmland. Article & Report: 'Foodprint Melbourne research project' (University of Melbourne) >>

Climate risk disclosure by Australia’s listed companies

Australian Securities and Investments Commission report regarding listed companies obligations to report on their climate risk situations. >>

Resources and Energy Quarterly for December 2018

"...forecasts for the value, volume and price of Australia’s major resources and energy commodity exports".  Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. >>

Global Environment Outlook 6: Healthy Planet, healthy People

Two-thirds of major emitting countries still not on track to reach Paris climate proposals. (United Nations Environment Programme report) >>

The EU Long Term Strategy for a Just Transition

Report: "The success of decarbonisation policies depends critically on whether they manage socio-economic consequences in a just way."

Consequences of Gas mining

A warning by Doctors for the Environment Australia. See article: 'Expanding gas mining threatens our climate, water and health' >>

Australian Actuaries Climate Index

[re: Insurance] "At an aggregate level, the Index shows the frequency of extreme weather conditions across Australia as a whole remain elevated and above historical levels." >>

Murray-Darling Basin Snapshot

In January 2019 the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists produced this snapshot report on the Murray Darling Basin. >>