Climate News

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

Coal Phaze-Out

Phazing out Coal in Europe. Overview of national phase-out announcements. 'A total of 72.8 gigawatts (GW) of coal power capacity is located in countries which have announced they will phase out coal by 2030 or earlier.' >>

Electric vehicles tax

Electric vehicles tax under consideration. The proposed tax would be based on distance travelled - and is part of a comprehensive Taxation Review (Draft) Report by the N.S.W. Treasury. See 'A crossroads for road funding' section, beginning page 82. >>

Coal projects after COVID-19 lockdown

Coal power projects accelerate after COVID-19 lockdown: A New Coal Boom in China. Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA), Helsinki. >>

COVID-19 and Failings in Understanding Climate Change

COVID-19 Threatens to Create Failings in Understanding Climate Change. (Hydro International Magazine - covering Oceanography, Hydrographic surveys, etc) >>


COVID-19’s Long-Term Effects on Climate Change—For Better or Worse. Earth Institute, Columbia University >>


Green - or Brown? A Six month window of opportunity. Imperative to move beyond fiddling at the edges. 'Sustainable Recovery' World Energy Outlook Special Report. International Energy Agency. Overview >>

How to Talk About Climate Change

How to Talk About Climate Change in a Way that Makes a Difference ... "why it's time to get emotional about climate change" ~Dr Rebecca Huntley. Review and interview by The Climate Council, Sydney. >>

Development of the Consumer Society

The impetus for the development of the Consumer Society. Victor Lebow's advocacy of throw-away consumerism in 1955. >>

Earth Overshoot Day

Earth Overshoot Day 2020 is on 22 August, when we've used our Planet's resources allocation for the entire year. >>

Climate Anxiety

‘Overwhelming and terrifying’: the rise of climate anxiety. Experts concerned young people’s mental health particularly hit by reality of the climate crisis. (The Guardian) >>