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The next pandemic? It’s already here for Earth’s wildlife

  2024-03-11 by in The Conversation

Bird flu is decimating species already threatened by climate change and habitat loss.

  Tagged under: Disease | Birds


Climate change is warping the seasons

  2024-03-06 by in The Conversation

A new series will investigate what’s happening to nature’s calendar.

  Tagged under: Insects | Wildlife | Agriculture | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Not such a bright idea: cooling the Earth by reflecting sunlight back to space is a dangerous distraction

  2024-02-29 by in The Conversation

A UN meeting this week considered a motion on a suite of technologies known as ‘solar radiation modification’, but no consensus could be reached on the controversial topic.

  Tagged under: Regulation | United Nations | Geoengineering


Climate change: alarming Africa-wide report predicts 30% drop in crop revenue, 50 million without water

  2024-02-28 by in The Conversation

A new study reveals that from 2050, Africa will suffer from food and water scarcity, and a massive loss of jobs in agriculture, unless climate change mitigation measures are put in place now.

  Tagged under: Climate Change Mitigation | Africa


A single Antarctic heatwave or storm can noticeably raise the sea level

  2024-02-20 by in The Conversation

To narrow our predictions of global sea level rise, we need to know more about these sudden ‘non-linear’ changes to ice sheets.

  Tagged under: Sea Level


New ecosystems, unprecedented climates: more Australian species than ever are struggling to survive

  2024-02-19 by in The Conversation

We’ve brought some species back from the brink – but more and more are being threatened. Here’s why

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Climate Change Impacts | Australia


Atlantic Ocean is headed for a tipping point − once melting glaciers shut down the Gulf Stream, we would see extreme climate change within decades, study shows

  2024-02-09 by in The Conversation

Scientists now have a better understanding of the risks ahead and a new early warning signal to watch for.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Tipping Points


Climate change: university researchers feel powerless to take action – survey

  2024-01-30 by in The Conversation

Some study the crisis, but all are worried – and frustrated.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Science | Activism


Military interests are pushing new nuclear power – and the UK government has finally admitted it

  2024-01-18 by in The Conversation

Civil nuclear energy maintains the skills and supply chains needed for nuclear subs and weapons.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Dangerous chemicals found in recycled plastics, making them unsafe for use – experts explain the hazards

  2024-01-16 by in The Conversation

Recycled plastics are not safe if the chemicals used in creating them in the first place are harmful.


  2023-12-16 (or before) in The Conversation


The disagreement between two climate scientists that will decide our future

  2023-12-08 by in The Conversation

Is reaching net zero emissions by 2050 enough to halt warming? One leading scientist says no.

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Climate tipping points are nearer than you think – our new report warns of catastrophic risk

  2023-12-06 by in The Conversation

Coral reefs are already being lost, and four other vital climate systems may tip soon.

  Tagged under: Collapse | Coral Reefs | Tipping Points


  2023-10-31 (or before) in The Conversation


Slow solutions to fast-moving ecological crises won’t work – changing basic human behaviours must come first

  2023-10-18 by in The Conversation

Ecological overshoot is driven by human consumption and a belief in endless economic growth. Could the marketing and media industries that feed those habits also help change them?

  Tagged under: Economic Growth


Western sanctions haven't curbed Russian oil profits, but the green energy transition could

  2023-10-13 by in The Conversation

An initial squeeze on demand for Russian oil due to western sanctions was temporary but the country’s oil industry might have bigger problems.

  Tagged under: Russia


Climate change could lead to food-related civil unrest in UK within 50 years, say experts

  2023-10-12 by in The Conversation

Our study shows the UK must prepare for, and respond to, the risks associated with future food shortages.


Lough Neagh: UK and Ireland's largest lake is being suffocated by business and agricultural interests

  2023-10-09 by in The Conversation

The largest lake in the UK and Ireland has been blighted by toxic blue-green algae.


Have some economists severely underestimated the financial hit from climate change? Recent evidence suggests yes

  2023-10-03 by in The Conversation

When economists model climate impacts, they look to what past weather shocks have done to the economy. But this does not remotely capture what climate change could do.

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts


Sunak should be wary of backtracking on net zero – what history tells us about flip-flopping on the environment

  2023-09-20 by in The Conversation

Rishi Sunak has delayed some of the UK’s key net zero targets – a look back at history may explain why.

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak | Net Zero


On hot days, up to 87% of heat gain in our homes is through windows. On cold days, it's 40% of heat loss. Here's how we can fix that

  2023-09-06 by in The Conversation

Compared to roughly 80% in the US, UK and NZ, only 11% of Australian homes have high-performance windows. Installing them can transform a household’s comfort, energy use and emissions.


Critics of ‘degrowth’ economics say it’s unworkable – but from an ecologist's perspective, it’s inevitable

  2023-08-16 by in The Conversation

Access to fossil fuels allowed humanity to overshoot Earth’s biophysical limits. The crises we now face are all symptoms of this overshoot, and the only fix is to cut our demands on the biosphere.

  Tagged under: Degrowth | Economics | Fossil Fuels


Rising methane could be a sign that Earth's climate is part-way through a 'termination-level transition'

  2023-08-14 by in The Conversation

The last time methane in the air rose so fast, Greenland warmed by 10°C within decades.

  Tagged under: Methane


'Australia is sleepwalking': a bushfire scientist explains what the Hawaii tragedy means for our flammable continent

  2023-08-10 by in The Conversation

As I hear reports of the fire tearing through Maui, I feel utterly depressed. As a fire scientist, I know the unfolding horror is just the beginning in our warmer world.


Net zero: direct costs of climate policies aren't a major barrier to public support, research reveals

  2023-08-03 by in The Conversation

Reneging on climate commitments indicates the UK government’s misreading of public attitudes.

  Tagged under: Net Zero


We asked the British public what they really think about net zero – here's what we found

  2023-08-02 by in The Conversation

Research found people were not confident about the government’s leadership in meeting net zero.

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Science shows the severe climate consequences of new fossil fuel extraction

  2023-08-02 by in The Conversation

More than a century of research shows that burning fossil fuels warms the climate – that’s exactly why granting new North Sea oil and gas licenses is a bad idea.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


We've discovered how diamonds make their way to the surface and it may tell us where to find them

  2023-07-26 by in The Conversation

Scientists were not previously certain how the precious stones arrived at the Earth’s surface.


The climate crisis leaves students feeling helpless – what universities can do to empower them

  2023-07-24 by in The Conversation

Getting involved in collaborative projects can help students feel they can make a difference.


Science activism is surging – which marks a culture shift among scientists

  2023-07-06 by in The Conversation

Political mobilization among scientists has been growing in recent years. Two social scientists break down what this looks like and how it represents a culture shift among the scientific community.

  Tagged under: Activism


Global average sea and air temperatures are spiking in 2023, before El Niño has fully arrived. We should be very concerned

  2023-06-20 by in The Conversation

Over the past three years, Earth’s climate system has accumulated an average of 11 Hiroshima bombs’ worth of excess energy per second. And it’s showing in the current surge in ocean temperature.

  Tagged under: Oceans | El Niño


'We are gambling with the future of our planet for the sake of hamburgers': Peter Singer on climate change

  2023-06-14 by in The Conversation

When Peter Singer first published Animal Liberation in 1975, he wasn’t aware of climate change. But the new book, Animal Liberation Now, argues eating plants will reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Antarctic tipping points: the irreversible changes to come if we fail to keep warming below 2℃

  2023-06-13 by in The Conversation

We are on a trajectory that takes Earth across thresholds humans have never experienced, into a climate where Antarctica’s ice shelves can no longer exist, leading to several metres of sea-level rise.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Antarctic | Sea Level | Tipping Points


Energy generators' soaring revenues highlight deep problems in the way Britain prices its electricity

  2023-06-07 by in The Conversation

British electricity generators saw their revenues increase by £29 billion in 2022 – here’s why that happened.

  Tagged under: Electricity


Current emissions targets could keep the planet below a 2°C temperature rise but a turbocharged effort is needed

  2023-06-07 by in The Conversation

Study suggests that current national climate commitments could be enough to stabilise global warming within the century. But mitigation action needs to be turbocharged.

  Tagged under: Climate Change Mitigation


Europe has lost over half a billion birds in 40 years. The single biggest cause? Pesticides and fertilisers

  2023-06-01 by in The Conversation

Insect-eating birds such as swifts and yellow wagtails are particularly vulnerable.

  Tagged under: Insects


It's not just climate – we've already breached most of the Earth's limits. A safer, fairer future means treading lightly

  2023-05-31 by in The Conversation

We’ve blown past the safe and just limit for vital Earth systems, from climate change to the biosphere and the use of fertilisers and freshwater. For humans to thrive means living in safe limits

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Why 40°C is bearable in a desert but lethal in the tropics

  2023-05-31 by in The Conversation

A heatwave isn’t just about the temperature.


Earth's energy budget is not in balance. Should we be concerned?

  2023-05-30 by in The Conversation

An expert in atmospheric science sheds light on Earth’s energy imbalance and its consequences for humankind.

  Tagged under: Earth Energy Imbalance


Earth's energy budget is not in balance. Should we be concerned?

  2023-05-30 by in The Conversation

An expert in atmospheric science sheds light on Earth’s energy imbalance and its consequences for humankind.

  Tagged under: Earth Energy Imbalance


Antarctic alarm bells: observations reveal deep ocean currents are slowing earlier than predicted

  2023-05-25 by in The Conversation

Scientists have detected a 30% slowdown of the deep ocean currents that form in Antarctica, with profound consequences for Earth’s climate, sea level and marine life.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Predictions | Antarctic | Sea Level


Degrowth isn't the same as a recession – it's an alternative to growing the economy forever

  2023-05-23 by in The Conversation

Not only is degrowth is not the same as negative GDP growth, it is actually better for the planet.

  Tagged under: Degrowth | Economic Growth


'Regenerative agriculture' is all the rage – but it's not going to fix our food system

  2023-05-09 by in The Conversation

We know industrial farming needs to change. But regenerative agriculture may not be the transformation our global food system needs.

  Tagged under: Farming


Two trillion tonnes of greenhouse gases, 25 billion nukes of heat: are we pushing Earth out of the Goldilocks zone?

  2023-05-02 by in The Conversation

Life relies on a fine balance between energy in and energy out. But heating the world 1.2℃ means we’ve trapped an extraordinary amount of extra energy in the Earth system.


An epic global study of moss reveals it is far more vital to Earth's ecosystems than we knew

  2023-05-01 by in The Conversation

Data from 123 sites across all continents, including Antarctica, show mosses affect all major soil functions critical for sustaining life on Earth.

  Tagged under: Antarctic


Replacing methane with hydrogen to heat homes is a bad idea – here’s why

  2023-04-26 by in The Conversation

The government is considering blending hydrogen into the UK gas network.

  Tagged under: Methane


Climate change: multi-country media analysis shows scepticism of the basic science is dying out

  2023-04-18 by in The Conversation

We watched 30 news programmes in five countries to see how they covered an IPCC report.

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change


Why more and more Americans are painting their lawns

  2023-04-11 by in The Conversation

The ideal of perfect turf – a weed-free, supergreen monoculture – is a relatively recent phenomenon.


The untapped power of ocean winds – why New Zealand is looking offshore for future renewable energy

  2023-04-06 by in The Conversation

Building offshore wind farms is complex and expensive. But with plenty of wind coming in from the sea, New Zealand could harness the renewable resource as it aims to decarbonise the energy sector.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Oceans | Wind Power


Countries agreed to ban ozone-depleting chemicals in the 1980s – but we found five CFCs increasing to record levels in the atmosphere

  2023-04-03 by in The Conversation

Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are also potent greenhouse gases which contribute to climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Companies that frack for oil and gas can keep a lot of information secret – but what they disclose shows widespread use of hazardous chemicals

  2023-04-03 by in The Conversation

Fracking for oil and gas uses millions of pounds of chemicals, some of which are toxic or carcinogenic. Two researchers summarize what companies have disclosed and call for more transparency.

  Tagged under: Fracking


Why a serious climate strategy is almost impossible in the UK's current political system

  2023-03-30 by in The Conversation

The country is missing a strong and strategic coalition of pro-climate interest groups, says research.


Torrents of Antarctic meltwater are slowing the currents that drive our vital ocean 'overturning' – and threaten its collapse

  2023-03-29 by in The Conversation

In a plot reminiscent of the 2004 movie The Day After Tomorrow?, Australian scientists are warning that the Southern Ocean’s deep “overturning” circulation is slowing and headed for collapse.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Antarctic | Collapse


A tonne of fossil carbon isn't the same as a tonne of new trees: why offsets can't save us

  2023-03-09 by in The Conversation

Labor must resist the false promise of carbon offsets in its safeguard mechanism. The only thing that matters is actually cutting emissions

  Tagged under: Trees


Economic growth is fuelling climate change – a new book proposes 'degrowth communism' as the solution

  2023-03-03 by in The Conversation

What does Karl Marx have to say about climate change? Quite a lot, according to a new book.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Degrowth | Economic Growth


Extinction Rebellion says 'we quit' – why radical eco-activism has a short shelf life

  2023-01-06 by in The Conversation

Such groups rarely last more than a few years.

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Activism


Cumbria coal mine: how to understand local support for the new pit

  2022-12-15 by in The Conversation

Local people describe a purposeful past in this former mining community – and a bleak future.

  Tagged under: Coal


Africa has vast gas reserves – here’s how to stop them adding to climate change

  2022-11-15 by in The Conversation

Developed nations threaten to consume more than their fair share of Earth’s dwindling carbon budget.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Africa


Global carbon emissions at record levels with no signs of shrinking, new data shows. Humanity has a monumental task ahead

  2022-11-11 by in The Conversation

At current levels of emissions, there is a 50% chance the planet will reach the 1.5℃ global average temperature rise in just nine years.


Public order bill: new law is designed to stop climate protests – but it could actually give activists a legal tool

  2022-10-31 by in The Conversation

A legal expert explains how climate activists could use the government’s own legislation to their advantage.

  Tagged under: Activism | Legislation


Glaciers in the Alps are melting faster than ever – and 2022 was their worst summer yet

  2022-10-18 by in The Conversation

Switzerland’s glaciers just lost 6% of their ice in a single year.

  Tagged under: Ice Melting


America's summer of floods: What cities can learn from today's climate crises to prepare for tomorrow's

  2022-08-25 by in The Conversation

Flood risks are rising as the climate warms. The risks are complex, as a levee or new roadway in one place can worsen flooding somewhere else.


Which diet will help save our planet: climatarian, flexitarian, vegetarian or vegan?

  2022-08-12 by in The Conversation

A climate-friendly diet is a relatively easy way to reduce your environmental impact.


Climate change: why we can't rely on regrowing coastal habitats to offset carbon emissions

  2022-07-29 by in The Conversation

‘Blue carbon’ habitats can store a lot of carbon – but not reliably enough to offset emissions.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Australia has a once in a lifetime opportunity to break the stranglehold fossil fuels have on our politics

  2022-06-20 by in The Conversation

Australia needs an honest reckoning with the fossil fuel industry’s decades-long hold over Australian politics. Without that, we cannot shift to a principled stand against ceaseless expansion.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


How climate change, overfishing and COVID drove irregular migration from West Africa

  2022-06-16 by in The Conversation

The influx of migrants from West Africa must be viewed as a manifestation of problems in the countries of origin.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Africa


Climate breakdown: even if we miss the 1.5°C target we must still fight to prevent every single increment of warming

  2022-05-11 by in The Conversation

Every tenth of a degree makes climate change significantly worse.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Tigray in Ethiopia was an environmental success story – but the war is undoing decades of regreening

  2022-04-30 (or before) by in The Conversation

We used satellite imagery to track the decline of vegetation since the civil war began.


12 best ways to get cars out of cities – ranked by new research

  2022-04-14 by in The Conversation

A new study finds congestion charging and creating car-free streets and separated bike lanes have been most effective at reducing car use in European cities.

  Tagged under: Cars


Climate change is warping our fresh water cycle – and much faster than we thought

  2022-03-17 (or before) by in The Conversation

Dry regions will get drier and wet regions wetter as the climate changes. How quickly? Quicker than we thought, unfortunately.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


How a humble mushroom could save forests and fight climate change

  2022-02-08 (or before) by in The Conversation

Inoculating trees with an edible fungi can produce more protein per hectare than pasture-raised beef, while reforesting, storing carbon and restoring biodiversity.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Cattle and Dairy Farming | Trees


Safe havens for coral reefs will be almost non-existent at 1.5°C of global warming – new study

  2022-02-01 (or before) by in The Conversation

Marine heatwaves will happen so often that reefs will struggle to weather successive bleaching events.

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Coral Reefs


Why a more equal world would be easier to decarbonise

  2022-01-15 (or before) by in The Conversation

Demand would shift from luxuries to necessities.


Climate explained: what the world was like the last time carbon dioxide levels were at 400ppm

  2022-01-14 (or before) by in The Conversation

The last time global carbon dioxide levels were around 400ppm was four million years ago. On average, the world was 3℃ warmer, but in high northern latitudes, it was up to 14℃ warmer than today.


Meat and dairy gobble up farming subsidies worldwide, which is bad for your health and the planet

  2022-01-12 (or before) by in The Conversation

Vegetables, fruits and legumes are nutritious and sustainable – but subsidies overwhelmingly neglect them.

  Tagged under: Farming | Cattle and Dairy Farming | Health


Masking and unmasking of global warming by aerosols

  2021-11-21 (or before) by in The Conversation

Climate scientists have established a convincing case for the link between increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases and observed warming of the Earth since the 19th century. The Fifth Assessment Report…

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases


What Big Oil knew about climate change, in its own words

  2021-11-19 (or before) by in The Conversation

Transcripts and internal documents show how the industry shifted from leading research into fossil fuels’ effect on the climate to sowing doubt about science.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Degrowth: why some economists think abandoning growth is the only way to save the planet – podcast

  2021-10-30 (or before) by in The Conversation

We talk to three experts who argue we governments need to find alternatives for their dependence on economic growth. Listen to episode 39 of The Conversation Weekly.

  Tagged under: Degrowth | Economic Growth


Young climate activists have far more power than they realise

  2021-10-26 by in The Conversation

Regardless of the outcomes of COP26, imaginations have already revolted.

  Tagged under: COP26 | Activism


How to make climate action popular

  2021-10-24 (or before) by in The Conversation

What research shows is important to win support for bold decarbonisation measures.

  Tagged under: Decarbonisation


Climate finance: rich countries aren't meeting aid targets – could legal action force them?

  2021-10-07 (or before) by in The Conversation

Rich countries have promised to compensate poor ones for the impacts of climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts | Finance


Most buildings were designed for an earlier climate – here's what will happen as global warming accelerates

  2021-07-26 (or before) by in The Conversation

Structures are built to withstand a normal range of conditions. But what’s ‘normal’ is changing rapidly.


Climate denial hasn't gone away – here's how to spot arguments for delaying climate action

  2021-05-14 (or before) by in The Conversation

New research exposes the common tropes of bad faith arguments about climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate scientists: concept of net zero is a dangerous trap

  2021-04-27 (or before) by in The Conversation

Prominent academics, including a former IPCC chair, round on governments worldwide for using the concept of net zero emissions to ‘greenwash’ their lack of commitment to solving global warming.

  Tagged under: IPCC | Net Zero


'Existential threat to our survival': see the 19 Australian ecosystems already collapsing

  2021-02-25 by in The Conversation

Iconic ecosystems, from coral reefs to Tasmania’s ancient forests, are collapsing across the continent and into Antarctica. It’s not too late to act — in fact, our lives depend on it.

  Tagged under: Antarctic | Coral Reefs | Trees


Private planes, mansions and superyachts: What gives billionaires like Musk and Abramovich such a massive carbon footprint

  2021-02-25 (or before) by in The Conversation

Billionaires have carbon footprints hundreds of times higher than the average American. Two scholars tried to put a number on it.


Solar panels in Sahara could boost renewable energy but damage the global climate – here's why

  2021-02-14 (or before) by in The Conversation

In a bid to ditch fossil fuels, some countries are considering carpeting deserts with solar panels.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Fossil Fuels


Mutant roots reveal how we can grow crops in damaged soils

  2021-01-25 (or before) by in The Conversation

Researchers have unearthed a ‘biological switch’ which could boost crop yield worldwide.


Climate change: what would 4°C of global warming feel like?

  2021-01-15 by in The Conversation

Climate models are likely underestimating the true severity of future warming in urban areas.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Green growth is trusted to fix climate change – here’s the problem with that

  2021-01-03 (or before) in The Conversation

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Net-zero carbon emissions won't be sustainable if social inequalities aren't addressed

  2020-10-26 (or before) by in The Conversation

The effects of climate change and mitigation are not just unequal between countries but also within countries.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero | Climate Change Mitigation


Nobel prize-winning economics of climate change is misleading and dangerous – here's why

  2020-09-09 by in The Conversation

This celebrated research gives governments a reason to give climate change a low priority, but is based on spurious empirical data.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economics


Don't rush into a hydrogen economy until we know all the risks to our climate

  2020-08-09 by in The Conversation

Hydrogen is hailed as a new clean fuel, but little attention has been paid to the potential environmental challenges presented by the energy shift.

  Tagged under: Hydrogen


The number of climate deniers in Australia is more than double the global average, new survey finds

  2020-06-16 (or before) by in The Conversation

Australia ranks third in the world in climate change deniers. It’s a bronze medal we don’t want.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


The stark truth about UK government climate action: there is no one in charge

  2020-03-12 (or before) by in The Conversation

The Committee on Climate Change criticises slow progress, but has little to say about how to reconfigure government to make climate action a priority.

  Tagged under: Committee on Climate Change UK | UK Politics | UK | Climate Change


Climate change: focusing on how individuals can help is very convenient for corporations

  2020-01-07 (or before) by in The Conversation

From eating less meat to foregoing flying, individual obligations make up our understanding of how to fight climate change, letting polluters off the hook and stifling real change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Would you stand up to an oppressive regime or would you conform? Here's the science

  2020-01-02 (or before) by in The Conversation

We all like to think of ourselves as heroes. But according to science, the vast majority of us wouldn’t be prepared to rebel against totalitarian rulers.


Climate change will make fire storms more likely in southeastern Australia

  2020-01-01 (or before) by in The Conversation

Extreme fire risk will overlap with weather patterns to create fire tornadoes more often under climate change.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change


Climate change: yes, your individual action does make a difference

  2019-12-30 (or before) by in The Conversation

Global problems need global solutions. But what you do personally can shift what’s seen as ‘normal’.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Methane and the risk of runaway global warming

  2019-12-10 (or before) by in The Conversation

Research was published this week showing the financial cost of methane being released from Earth’s permafrosts. But the risks go beyond financial - Earth’s history shows that releasing these stores could…

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Methane


The five corrupt pillars of climate change denial

  2019-11-28 by in The Conversation

How to identify and understand different types of denial: scientific, economic, humanitarian, political and crisis.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


'4°C of global warming is optimal' – even Nobel Prize winners are getting things catastrophically wrong

  2019-11-14 by in The Conversation

William Nordhaus’ predictions of what the climate crisis will cost the earth are dangerously at odds with climate science.

  Tagged under: Predictions


Buried, altered, silenced: 4 ways government climate information has changed since Trump took office

  2019-10-21 (or before) by in The Conversation

Despite scientists’ initial concerns, federal climate change data sets are still available. But other documents and web pages have changed over the last year.

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | Climate Change


Animals are disappearing from forests, with grave consequences for the fight against climate breakdown – new research

  2019-10-14 by in The Conversation

In the absence of animals to help larger trees reproduce, forests are suffering.

  Tagged under: Trees


There are three types of climate change denier, and most of us are at least one

  2019-10-09 by in The Conversation

It’s easy to spot outright rejection of the facts on climate change. But it’s far harder to see our own biases and excuses that lead us to delay or deny the need for real action.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change: 'We've created a civilisation hell bent on destroying itself – I'm terrified', writes Earth scientist

  2019-06-03 (or before) by in The Conversation

Why radical changes to society are needed if we are to escape environmental disaster.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Britain has its first new deep coal mine in decades – a result of pretending climate change isn't political

  2019-03-23 (or before) by in The Conversation

Cumbria council has approved the £165m Woodhouse colliery – and highlighted the failings of national climate policy.

  Tagged under: Coal | Climate Change


School climate strikes: what next for the latest generation of activists?

  2019-02-18 by in The Conversation

Four pieces of advice for young people wanting to fight climate change.

  Tagged under: Activism | Climate Change


Capitalism is killing the world’s wildlife populations, not ‘humanity’

  2018-11-01 by in The Conversation

The WWF’s report avoids the C-word – here’s why that matters.

  Tagged under: Wildlife


Meet El Niño’s cranky uncle that could send global warming into hyperdrive

  2017-02-05 by in The Conversation

We’re due to cop a hiding from the Pacific Ocean, but we don’t know when.

  Tagged under: Pacific Ocean | El Niño


The oceans are changing too fast for marine life to keep up

  2015-10-13 by in The Conversation

Over the past five years we’ve seen a significant increase in research on ocean acidification and warming seas, and their effect on marine life. Overall, unfortunately, the news is not good.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Ocean Acidification


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