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Call to arms: how can Australia avoid a slow and painful decline?

Australia is at a crossroads. Drift towards a future of slow decline economically and socially or, if action is taken now to address our most important challenges, create a future of greater prosperity for all, globally competitive industries and a…

When Will Renewable Energy Prices Stop Dropping?

Some people have asked when the prices will stop falling. Their understanding is that the decline in price really is unpredictable, and they believe that no definitive answer can be made about what source of energy will be least expensive in the future. In some important ways, they are wrong. The declines are predictable, to a degree

Politics

Moving away from GDP as a measure of success | Letters

As an economist I endorse Dan Button’s article (Stop obsessing about GDP: we should focus on wellbeing, 11 June). The most we can say is that a succession of GDP figures over months should indicate whether the economy is growing…

From rain to flood

(Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) ) Extreme weather events, such as thunderstorms or heavy rainfall and the resulting floods, influence Earth and environmental systems in the long term. To holistically study the impacts of hydrological extremes — from precipitation to water entering the ground to discharge to flow into the ocean — a measurement campaign at Müglitztal/Saxony is about to start under the MOSES Helmholtz Initiative. The measurement campaign is coordinated by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

How much does climate change affects the risk of armed conflict

Intensifying climate change will increase the future risk of violent armed conflict within countries, according to a new study. Synthesizing views across experts, the study estimates climate has influenced between 3% and 20% of armed conflict over the last century and that the influence will likely increase dramatically.

Climate change seen posing threat to global peace in next 10 years – Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Climate change poses a threat to peace in countries around the world in the coming decade, according to an annual peace index released on Wednesday that factored in the risk from global warming for the…

Climate change seen posing threat to global peace in next 10 years – Thomson Reuters Foundation

Nearly a billion people live in areas at high risk from global warming and about 40% are in countries already struggling with conflict, says Institute for Economics and Peace By Sonia Elks LONDON, June 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Climate…

Fascination AI — a tool that changes the world

(Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) ) Artificial intelligence (AI) and derived technologies will determine our future daily life much more than they do today. Learning systems offer great potentials for shaping our information society, but also for safe and environmentally friendly mobility. Visions and questions relating to AI were in the focus of the 2019 Annual Celebration of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Here, also Theresia Bauer, Baden-Württemberg Minister of Science, Research, and the Arts, spoke to the audience.