The biggest global warming conference since Kyoto, opened today in Montreal, Canada. The 10,000 experts from 180 nations are to spend the best part of the next 10 days deliberating about how best to "slow the alarming effects of greenhouses gases … [Read more...] about Are Australian Cities Getting Hotter?
Archives for November 2005
Three fascinating papers were published in Science (Vol 310, 25th November 2005) last week on climate change and the relationship between carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide levels and temperature over the last 650,000 years. They report on … [Read more...] about C02 Follows Temperature In Bubble Record
A main premise of the following guest post from Boxer* is that across the West Australian wheatbelt, water tables are showing an upward trend. Boxer explains the problem and the need to act now if we are to learn from history and avoid the problems … [Read more...] about Rising Salt Problem in WA
'Getting in Deeper?' was the title of a letter to the Courier Mail on Friday which read: Now that we are going to have to import more fish because of cutbacks to commercial fishing we can expect an increase in Indonesian illegal fishing in our … [Read more...] about Let’s Import Our Fish
The MY Esperanza and the MY Arctic Sunrise, equipped with a helicopter, speed boats and hi-tech communications equipment, departed Cape Town harbor last Sunday afternoon for the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. The boats are not part of some … [Read more...] about The War Over Whaling Continues
Through an agreement with the building sector, the Australian Government has resolved to eliminate worst energy performance practices through a national standard approach to minimum performance requirements for buildings, see Greenhouse Office … [Read more...] about Designed to Be Energy Efficient – or Not?