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News about Climate Change and our Planet

2026

Copenhagen addresses global warming with climate-resilient architecture – Dezeen

Promotion: with Copenhagen due to host the UIA World Congress of Architects, the city aims to set an example for how architecture can help to reduce the impact of climate change. Voted the world’s most sustainable city by TimeOut in…

Global warming is ripping up the grassy street medians of the American West – Fortune

A group of 30 agencies that supply water to homes and businesses throughout the western United States has pledged to rip up lots of decorative grass to help keep water in the over-tapped Colorado River. The agreement signed Tuesday by water…

Chris Bowen speech to COP27 on Australia’s new climate ambition, COP31 bid and global financial institution reform

Climate Change and Energy Minister Chris Bowen delivered a speech to COP27 High Level Segment today highlighting the new government’s actions so far but also indicating there was so much more to do.  He articulated Australia’s bid to co-host with…

Tracking Australian Ministers and Australian pledges at COP27

Well I tracked Australian Ministers at Previous COPs, so only fair I also do so for COP27.  See Melissa Price at COP24, Angus Taylor at COP25. For Glasgow I started keeping an Australia at COP26 diary which featured a paragraph by paragraph…

There is no Carbon Budget

In the above image, the atmosphere is presented as a “bucket” filling with greenhouse gas pollution from fossil fuel use from 1870 to 2020. The image depicts the idea that there is some carbon budget left, before 1.5°C above pre-industrial will…

Guest Post: After decades putting the brakes on global action, does Australia deserve to host UN climate talks with Pacific nations?

Shutterstock Wesley Morgan, Griffith University As the COP27 climate talks got underway in Egypt this week, climate and energy minister Chris Bowen announced Australia would bid to co-host the annual United Nations climate summit with Pacific island nations in 2026….

The upcoming El Nino and further events and developments

The upcoming El Niño The above image shows a forecast for August 2023 of the sea surface temperature anomaly in degrees Celsius, from tropicaltidbits.com. The forecast shows temperatures that are higher than average (based on 1984-2009 model climatology) for the…

The Electric Car Road Trip To Nowheresville

Countries are keen to out-virtue-signal each other with electric cars and their contribution to reducing Climate Change; what is plainly missing in the game is any concept as to how these goals can realistically be achieved. Following the Parliament’s recent…

Column: Climate change forces California to make long-term adjustments, immediate water cuts – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Internationally, the polar bear may be the climate-change canary in a coal mine. Locally, it could be the avocado. The fruit so identified with San Diego County agriculture has been on the decline for years. Severe weather, water availability and…

Is AI the answer to the Arctic’s climate change problems? – ASU News Now

October 7, 2022 ASU AI project analyzes big data to help analysts find solutions to Arctic warming The Arctic is facing a climate crisis that’s threatening the region, its people and the rest of the world. And while solutions to…

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