As climate change debate heats up, UN experts warn ‘we are running out of time’ By absorbing much of the added heat trapped by atmospheric greenhouse gases, the oceans are delaying some of the impacts of climate change. Photo: WMO/Olga Khoroshunova 9 September 2014 – The United Nations weather agency today voiced concerns over the Continue Reading →
The RAMSAR listed wetlands of Moreton Bay are under threat from more developments than the proposed 3,600 home development at Toondah Harbour, according to media platform eFlux. Already approved developments include the $1billion 65,000 home Pacific-City at Norwell Valley and a new freeway, linking that city to the Gold Coast and Brisbane. So far there Continue Reading →
The Belize Minister of State has called for climate compensation from wealthy nations.
The Architect’s Climate Action Network in the UK has called for legislation to regulate embodied emissions of new buildings using ‘whole life-cycle assessment’. The network writes that “Being ‘green’ when occupied is poor compensation for construction using masses of concrete, steel and glass.” About 70% of the total emissions of a modern buildings comes from Continue Reading →
The Generator’s Geoff Ebbs puts Professor Ross Garnaut in the Cage to discuss his new book RESET. A blueprint for a green, socially just future for Australia. Professor Garnaut, outlines the technology solutions he highlighted in his previous book Superpower, noting that the government’s current technology roadmap largely follows his lead. He discusses the value Continue Reading →
The Equinox flooding of the East Coast of Australia may not have broken the drought but it has filled the border rivers full to overflowing. Geoff Ebbs took a trip along the border of NSW and Queensland the week after Easter, when the rivers had settled down and most roads were passable. He picked up Continue Reading →