Climate Change Fashion Spread, The Age

What’s a Climate Scientist to Wear During Awards Season?

From The Earth Institute at Columbia University. No, not a cult.  No. no. no.~cr They are at home coring trees in the backcountry of Mongolia, flying airborne missions over polar ice caps, or drilling sediments while dodging icebergs off the coast of Antarctica. They are leaders in their fields and always know exactly what to…

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‘Climate change is a disability rights issue’

University of Konstanz “Global environmental change should be considered a disability rights issue”, first author Dr Aleksandra Kosanic and her colleagues Dr Mialy Razanajatovo (also University of Konstanz), Dr Jan Petzold (Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN), University of Hamburg) and Dr Amy Dunham (Rice University, USA) argue in their recently published Letter…

Samoa climate change resilience challenges Western perceptions

Research from an alternate reality~ctm University of Otago Dr Anita Latai-Niusulu interviewing a Samoan farmer. Credit: Dr Anita Latai-Niusulu The resilience of Samoan communities in the face of climate change is providing a blueprint for other nations to follow, according to Samoa and Otago researchers. It is one of the first studies to examine Samoa’s…

The Silly Notion of “Speed Limits for Ships”

By Steve Goreham Originally published in TheT&D. Occasionally a report appears which claims to be wisdom, but after careful analysis, offers solutions that don’t make much sense. Such a report was issued earlier this month by United Kingdom consulting firm GL Reynolds, titled “The multi-issue mitigation potential of reducing ship speeds.” The report proposes that…

Michael Mann: Climate “Deniers” are Exploiting the Lifestyle Change Movement

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to veteran climate conspiracy theorist Michael Mann, climate “deniers” are deflecting attention from large scale societal reform by deceiving people into focusing on climate friendly lifestyle changes. Climate change deniers’ new battle front attacked‘Pernicious’ campaign is unfair on well-meaning people who want to help – expert Robin McKieScience editorSun…

Fossil Fool Divestment Fail: BlackRock Edition

Guest Ron White impression by David Middleton “You can’t fix stupid”… Activists call on BlackRock to divest from fossil fuels Alejandra O’Connell-Domenech 5 days ago Protesters also called for the company to invest its money into clean energy. Climate change activists blocked the entrance to BlackRock’s midtown headquarters early Tuesday morning during a protest of…