Why have we been in an out of drought for the last 15 years? Why has the distribution of rainfall over Australia changed? Perhaps we have a combination of natural variability combined with stratospheric ozone depletion, tropospheric greenhouse … [Read more...] about Why More Drought: A Note From Luke
Archives for October 13, 2006
Here's a typical Norwegian coastal whaling boat leaving harbour. The boat is 25m long. A typical quota for a boat this size would be 15-20 minkie whales. For photographs: www.whalephoto.com. … [Read more...] about Norwegian Whaling Boat: Picture & Note from George
The ability of farmers to feed the world is being eroded by three different factors: meat, heat and biofuels. At least that's according to Gwynne Dyer in an interesting piece entitled 'How long can the world feed itself?'. He may be right on meat … [Read more...] about What Will Limit Food Supplies?
To what extent can technology protect communities from climate extremes through early warning and disaster response strategies and by having appropriate building plans, codes and drainage infrastructure? Here's a comment from Paul Williams who's … [Read more...] about Build Dykes To Beat Global Warming: A Note from Paul Williams