Sir David Attenborough: “Coronavirus pandemic has swept climate change off the front pages”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Renowned nature film producer Sir David Attenborough is worried media coverage of Chinese Coronavirus is distracting attention away from the real problem. Sir David Attenborough: ‘Coronavirus pandemic has swept climate change off the front pages’ The broadcaster and naturalist, who turned 94 in May, said the outbreak has made the…

Death and disease from climate-sensitive diseases and events are small relative to those from all causes, and getting smaller

Indur M. Goklany Between 1990 and 2017, the cumulative age-standardized death rate (ASDRs) from climate-sensitive diseases and events (CSDEs) dropped from 8.1% of the all-cause ASDR to 5.5%, while the age-standardized burden of disease, measured by disability-adjusted life years lost (DALYs) declined from 12.0% to 8.0% of all-cause age-standardized DALYs. Thus, the burdens of death…

Climate Research Universities Unite to Accelerate Action

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The University of Sydney has decided that despite Coronavirus they didn’t want to delay the launch of their new climate alliance, because the climate problem is so urgent. CLIMATE RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES UNITE TO ACCELERATE ACTION Wednesday 2 April 2020: An International Universities Climate Alliance (‘Climate Alliance’) has been established to…