Climate News

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

How much of the Earth’s ice is melting?

'New and old techniques combine to paint a sobering picture.' (PNAS journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of USA, Washington) >

Sustainable Forest Economies

Establishing fair and sustainable forest economies: 'Lessons learned from tackling illegal logging.' (Chatham House, London) >

Clothing Industry and Beyond

Compostable bioleather offers sustainable solutions for the clothing industry and beyond. 'Since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, clothing production has been on an unsustainable path. Like most manufacturing, textiles are produced in a linear fashion with a cradle-to-grave model.' (Science X Network) >

Australian Social Cohesion

'In times of economic downturn and climate disaster, strong social cohesion bolsters community resilience, increasing ability to take collective action to address needs and problems.' (Strengthening Social Cohesion, Australian National University, Canberra) >

Wave Energy Harvesting Technology

Research on Wave Energy Harvesting Technology of Annular Triboelectric Nanogenerator Based on Multi-Electrode Structure. 'Triboelectric nanogenerators can convert wave energy into the electrical energy required by ocean sensors, but the problem of the low electrical output performance of triboelectric nanogen- erators has always been a concern. In this paper, an annular triboelectric nanogenerator (A-TENG) composed of an annular outer shell and an inner ball is proposed to improve the electrical output performance of the triboelectric nanogenerator by optimizing the structural parameters and wave parameters.' (Research article in Micro Machines Journal) >

Breakthrough Agenda Report 2022

'a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the UN 'Climate Change High-Level Champions', focused on supporting stronger international collaboration to drive faster reductions in global greenhouse gas emissions. Without international cooperation, the crucial global transition to net zero emissions could be delayed by decades.' (International Renewable Energy Agency) >

Reasons to go Solar for a Greener Drive

More reasons to go solar when gearing up for a greener drive. 'researchers show that households with solar panels and batteries have a huge advantage when it comes to saving money on electric vehicles' (University of South Australia, Adelaide) >

SEA Electric Commercial Electric Vehicles

'SEA Electric launched its first model in 2017 and has since released several medium and heavy duty commercial electric vehicles including delivery trucks, garbage trucks, tipper trucks, tilt tray trucks, reefer trucks, cherry picker trucks, shuttle buses, cargo vans and passenger vans.' (SEA Electric, Dandenong South, Victoria) >

Temperature Impacts on Hate Speech Online

Temperature impacts on hate speech online: evidence from 4 billion geolocated tweets from the USA. 'A link between weather and aggression in the offline world has been established across a variety of societal settings. Simultaneously, the rapid digitalisation of nearly every aspect of everyday life has led to a high frequency of interpersonal conflicts online.' (The Lancet journal, UK) >

Australian Red Meat Stakes a Claim

Australian red meat stakes a claim for a carbon neutral future. 'Australia’s red meat industry has set itself a goal to be carbon neutral by 2030. CSIRO is working with Meat & Livestock Australia on the science to support this ambition.' (ECOS magazine, CSIRO, Canberra) >