Great Barrier Reef – Outlook Report 2019

great barrier reef outlook 2019 report

Every five years, an Outlook Report that examines the Great Barrier Reef’s health, pressures, and likely future is published. The latest, the 2019 edition, is now available. It is very grim reading. If you have your finger on the pulse of the Great Barrier Reef then what it reveals will not be a surprise. The Great Barrier … Read moreGreat Barrier Reef – Outlook Report 2019

Wildfires – It is not just the Amazon

wildfires

Wildfires happening in the Amazon. Vast swathes of Brazil’s rainforest have been set ablaze. This of course is not natural, it is the result of farmers and loggers clearing land. It is also not new, it happens each year. This year is different, it has scaled up by roughly 84% compared to last year and … Read moreWildfires – It is not just the Amazon

Should we be worried about Greenland?

greenland

Reports of dramatic melt events in Greenland provoke different reactions. Some, (thankfully only a small number), sit back and observe, “It is summer, this is what happens in the summer“. Others respond more dramatically. During the last Democratic debate, long-shot candidate Andrew Yang urged people to move away from the coast because we are already … Read moreShould we be worried about Greenland?

IPCC Report: Hunger, Migration and Conflict

IPCC Report - Climate Change and Land

Yesterday, 8th Aug 2019, the IPCC published a Special Report on Land Use. To be a tad more precise, this is an IPCC special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems. Work on the report was initiated back in 2016, and since then … Read moreIPCC Report: Hunger, Migration and Conflict

Trump’s Affordable Clean Energy rule ‘worse than doing nothing’

Affordable Clean Energy

The phrase “Affordable Clean Energy” crafts an illusion of progress and also an air of respectability. Numbers have been crunched, and it turns out to be a truly bad rule. Given the observation that the Trump administration has their fingerprints all over this, then that’s more or less guaranteed. Incompetent and utterly inept is not … Read moreTrump’s Affordable Clean Energy rule ‘worse than doing nothing’