Issue date : Tue 9 October, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 29 Seconds
Number of items : 41
IPCC 1.5℃ report: here’s what the climate science says
The Conversation
Tue 9 October, 2018
The world’s climate scientists have spoken: if we want to limit human-induced global warming to 1.5℃ we probably can. But it will be tough, given where we’re starting from.
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Crazy ideas for plan B: Seven ways to engineer the climate
News.com.au
Tue 9 October, 2018
DISMISSED a decade ago as far-fetched and dangerous, schemes to tame global warming by engineering the climate have migrated from the margins of policy debates towards centre stage.
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Paul Romer and William Nordhaus – why they won the 2018 ‘economics Nobel’
The Conversation
Tue 9 October, 2018
William Nordhaus and Paul Romer have been awarded the 2018 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences (colloquially known as the economics Nobel). Both are macroeconomists dealing with long-run dynamics – big questions of what spurs economic growth, the importance of sustainable growth and how to tackle climate change.
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Green army mobilises creates an alarming minefield
The Courier Mail
Tue 9 October, 2018
THE green activist industry is insidious and pernicious, meaning it entices interest and support which is insipidly harmful.
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Fishermans Bend project to meet Green Star standards
Architecture and Design
Tue 9 October, 2018
The final framework released for the Fishermans Bend precinct, Australia’s largest urban renewal project, raises the bar on its environmental credentials.
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'Extremely dangerous': Hurricane Michael set to strike Florida
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 9 October, 2018
Miami, Florida: A tropical weather system rapidly strengthened into Hurricane Michael off Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, and forecasters said it was moving into the Gulf of Mexico where warm waters would continue to fuel its development.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
Firefighters to meet over PFAS chemicals
SBS World News Australia
Tue 9 October, 2018
Firefighters will ramp up their campaign calling for a national approach to toxic foam contamination.
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New UN report outlines ‘urgent, transformational’ change needed to hold global warming to 1.5°C
The Conversation
Mon 8 October, 2018
A landmark report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, commissioned at the breakthrough 2015 summit that brokered the Paris climate agreement, outlines what’s at stake in the world’s bid to limit global temperature rise to 1.5℃.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
'Next decade critical': Perils mount at 1.5 degrees of warming, says IPCC
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
News.com.au
UN warns we have 12 years to curb climate change
The Herald Sun
IPCC says coal must go in urgent race to limit global warming
Reneweconomy
Mon 8 October, 2018
As Australia’s Prime Minister plays with lumps of coal and prays for rain, a major new scientific report has called for the urgent, world-wide phase-out of fossil fuels, as the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C drifts rapidly and dangerously out of reach.
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Mining sector, Morrison government on the defensive over IPCC report
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 8 October, 2018
Australia's mining industry and the Morrison government have rejected an international climate report that demands nations phase out all coal-fired power by mid-century and leave most fossil fuel reserves untapped to avoid dangerous global warming.
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WAToday
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Morrison vows no money for climate conferences and “all that nonsense”
Reneweconomy
Mon 8 October, 2018
Australia’s prime minister Scott Morrison has responded to the latest UN Intergovenmental Panel of Climate Change report by declaring that he had no intention of spending money on global climate conferences and “all that sort of nonsense.”
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Great Barrier Reef faces dire threat with 2C global warming, UN report says
The Guardian
Mon 8 October, 2018
Limiting global warming to 1.5C rather than 2C would likely be the difference between the survival of some Great Barrier Reef coral and its complete decline, according to the latest United Nations assessment of climate change science.
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The Gold Coast Bulletin
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ABC News
IPCC issues dire climate warning, says coal must go to save Great Barrier Reef
News.com.au
Reef at risk if heat still rises: report
SBS World News Australia
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
Yahoo!7 News
Inquiry call over reef contracts for firms with links to chairman
The Australian
Mon 8 October, 2018
The chief government agency ­responsible for managing the Great Barrier Reef awarded taxpayer-funded contracts worth more than $6 million to two not-for-profit companies with links to its chairman, Russell Reichelt.
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Americans win Nobel Economics Prize for work on climate change and technology
ABC News
Mon 8 October, 2018
Americans William Nordhaus and Paul Romer have won the 2018 Nobel Economics Prize for work in integrating climate change and technological innovation into economic analysis, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said.
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Economic prosperity is not the enemy of conservation
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 8 October, 2018
Recently I attended the screening of the film Ranger to Ranger, which documented the experience of a group of Aboriginal rangers working and training with Maasai rangers in Kenya as part of the Indigenous Ranger Exchange run by the Thin Green Line Foundation. It provided a fascinating view into the work of rangers and how dangerous it can be. In Africa and Asia, rangers are the last line of defence protecting endangered wildlife from poachers and illegal hunting and many are killed on the job as a result.
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Impact Investing Key to SDGs
ProBono Australia News
Mon 8 October, 2018
Impact investing has emerged as a key way to unlock the private capital needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
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3D printing coral reefs can create new habitat – but it doesn’t tackle human destruction
The Conversation
Mon 8 October, 2018
Coral reefs are vanishing from the world’s oceans. At least three quarters of these tropical marine habitats are severely threatened globally and in 2016 alone, the Great Barrier Reef lost up to 30% of its coral cover. But could modern technology simply create more reef? It may sound fantastical, but scientists are working on 3D printing new reef habitats to replace those lost from climate change, overfishing and pollution.
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Race to clean up oil spill after cargo ships collide off Corsica
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 8 October, 2018
French and Italian civil and military teams were working to contain a spreading oil spill in the Mediterranean Monday after a container ship collision off the island of Corsica that prompted France to launch an investigation into "maritime pollution".
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Call to action as Australian recycling rates 'stagnate'
The Age
Mon 8 October, 2018
Australia’s national recycling body has urged governments to address stagnating recycling rates and lagging energy capture from waste, warning the nation is “now at a crossroads”.
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WAToday
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42BELOW announces sustainable cocktail competition
The Shout
Mon 8 October, 2018
42BELOW is calling on Australian and Kiwi bartenders to create beautiful, sustainable cocktails as part of its Sustainable Cocktail Showcase.
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Expect a drenching this week as multiple troughs plough across country
News.com.au
Mon 8 October, 2018
IF YOU’RE hoping for some respite from the rain, we have bad news. Not only are the soggy conditions here to stay, particularly on the east coast, forecasters have said up to half the country could see not only rain this week but storms as well.
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