Climate change: Alaskan village votes on whether to relocate …

              Coastal village of Shishmaref, which is losing ground to rising sea levels, could become the first in the US to move over the threat of climate change, reports The Guardian  One resident said: “To put this in perspective: I was born in 1997, and since then, Shishmaref hasContinue reading “Climate change: Alaskan village votes on whether to relocate …”

Great Barrier Reef in trouble (again)

The amazing Aussie watery world heritage site that is the Great Barrier Reef is in danger of ‘complete ecosystem collapse’ , according to citizen science program Coral Watch. I last blogged about the Great Barrier Reef in June 2013 – ‘Australia hasn’t done enough to stop UNESCO listing the Great Barrier Reef as ‘in danger’,Continue reading “Great Barrier Reef in trouble (again)”

Playing (Australian) politics : Al Gore attacks Tony Abbott’s refusal to link bushfires with climate change

From the Guardian Tony Abbott’s insistence that bushfires aren’t linked to climate change is like the tobacco industry claiming smoking doesn’t cause lung cancer, Nobel laureate Al Gore says. In light of the New South Wales bushfire disaster, the former US vice-president says the prime minister’s comment that bushfires are a function of life inContinue reading “Playing (Australian) politics : Al Gore attacks Tony Abbott’s refusal to link bushfires with climate change”

Top scientist Sir Mark Walport urges climate change deniers to give in

The Government’s chief scientific advisor has challenged climate sceptics to drop their denial of global warming in the face of overwhelming evidence that it poses “an extremely important threat to us”. Sir Mark Walport said a section of the general public was increasingly doubtful about the existence of climate change and mankind’s responsibility for itContinue reading “Top scientist Sir Mark Walport urges climate change deniers to give in”

Climate change: Indigenous Australians ‘face disproportionate harm’

Second leaked IPCC report warns number of heatwave-related deaths in Sydney could triple by end of the century Indigenous children on the outskirts of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Photograph: AAP/Marianna Massey Indigenous Australians face “disproportionate” harm from climate change, according to a leaked report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The secondContinue reading “Climate change: Indigenous Australians ‘face disproportionate harm’”