Climate News

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

Hysteresis of tropical forests in the 21st century.

Amazon and other rain forests could soon become savannah grassland. [Article] Hysteresis of tropical forests in the 21st century. from 5 October issue of Nature Communications journal. >

Battery Testing Report No. 8

The Canberra Battery Test Centre have published their eigth Report into solar batteries testing for reliability. 'Lithium-Ion Battery Testing' Battery Testing Report 8 – April 2020 >

Innovation in Batteries and Electricity Storage

A global analysis based on patent data (September 2020).  International Energy Agency and European Patent Office. >> 

Path to Hydrogen Competitiveness: A Cost Perspective

'This latest Hydrogen Council report shows that the cost of hydrogen solutions will fall sharply within the next decade.' >>

Primary Forest loss in Australia

'In 2010, Australia had 38.0Mha of natural forest, extending over 5.1% of its land area. In 2019, it lost 1.62Mha of natural forest, equivalent to 396Mt of CO₂ of emissions.' >>

U.S. Heatwaves and Droughts

“Alarming” increase in U.S. heatwaves and droughts over recent decades attributed to Climate. See Study (released 23 Sep 2020) A century of observations reveals increasing likelihood of continental-scale compound dry-hot extremes >>

Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G electric buses

...the new fully-electric articulated bus, the Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G with innovative solid-state batteries. Daimler/Mercedes-Benz, Stuttgart. >>

How clean are electric cars?

Article: How clean are electric cars? European Federation for Transport and Environment. >>

Emissions of Electric Cars v. Petrol/Gasolene or Diesel

Study: Comparing the lifetime green house gas emissions of electric cars with the emissions of cars using gasoline or diesel. Auke Hoekstra, researcher and senior advisor electric mobility. Prof. Maarten Steinbuch, founder of the Master Automotive Technology. Eindhoven University of Technology. >>

Climate Public Opinion (USA)

Yale Climate Opinion Maps 2020. Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. >>