Tag: Australia

One in eight cases of asthma in US kids caused by gas stove pollution – study | Pollution | The Guardian
About one in eight cases of asthma in children in the US is due to the pollution given off by cooking on gas stoves, new research has found, amid moves by Joe Biden’s administration to consider the regulation, or even banning, of gas cookers sales to Americans. Around a third of US households have gas […]
Computer modelling predicts climate change causing cascading animal 'co-extinctions' - ABC News
Computer modelling has shown the variety of vertebrate animal species found in locations across the globe could be cut by 27 per cent by the end of the century. Key points: The simulation conducted on one of Europe’s most powerful supercomputers also found that one extinction caused a cascade of extinctions that have been coined “co-extinctions”. […]
Computer modelling predicts climate change causing cascading animal 'co-extinctions' - ABC News
Computer modelling has shown the variety of vertebrate animal species found in locations across the globe could be cut by 27 per cent by the end of the century. Key points: The simulation conducted on one of Europe’s most powerful supercomputers also found that one extinction caused a cascade of extinctions that have been coined “co-extinctions”. […]
Climate change could make Queensland fruit crops unprofitable to grow - ABC News
Rising temperatures mean Queensland-grown strawberries are in danger, experts say.  Key points: Cropping expert Paul Gauthier told ABC Radio Brisbane Breakfast host Craig Zonca that rising temperatures meant the popular fruit could become a thing of the past. “There’s something about strawberries that if you reach a temperature above 26 degrees Celsius, they stop flowering, […]
The Left Might Finally See Radical Climate Change, But Not from Cars: Supermassive Tonga Volcano Puts Unprecedented Level of Vapor in Atmosphere
The Earth often has ways of making the “science” of climate change seem a bit ridiculous in the face of the great power of nature, and this year the eruption of Tonga’s Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano is only the latest example of that might. Global warming alarmists constantly point to manufacturing, power plants, automobile emissions […]
No more excuses: restoring nature is not a silver bullet for global warming, we must cut emissions outright
Nico Smit/Unsplash, CC BY Restoring degraded environments, such as by planting trees, is often touted as a solution to the climate crisis. But our new research shows this, while important, is no substitute for preventing fossil fuel emissions to limit global warming. We calculated the maximum potential for responsible nature restoration to absorb carbon dioxide […]
How climate change could be exacerbating the spread of diseases like monkeypox and Japanese encephalitis - ABC News
In a world hyper-attuned to disease after more than two years of a global pandemic, every new outbreak attracts headlines. The globe is still grappling with COVID-19, but Australians have had to get their heads around the symptoms and risks associated with a number of other new diseases. Take Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV), which was found […]
Greater glider listed as endangered, as climate change and logging threatens species - ABC News
Conservationists have renewed calls for an end to native forest logging as Australia’s largest gliding mammal, the greater glider, has been listed as endangered. Key points: The federal government has moved the species from a vulnerable to endangered listing at a national level. More than 30 per cent of the southern and central greater gliders’ […]
Almost 90% of us now believe climate change is a problem - across all political persuasions
Getty If a week is a long time in politics, three years is an eternity. Since the 2019 election, Australia has endured devastating megafires and unprecedented floods. Meanwhile, news of extreme weather such as India and Pakistan’s horrific heatwaves has poured in. And international pressure to act on climate change is growing. Perhaps in response, […]
Climate change is being buried this election. We asked scientists to rate the major parties' policies - ABC News
“Not serious and lacking detail even on their best projects being announced. Obviously, they are divided and unable to make a serious contribution.” Lesley Hughes — not an effective climate policy “The Morrison government’s climate policy can be summarised pretty quickly and simply really, in that the Morrison government has no effective federal climate policy. [They] […]