Article in The Australian: Climate change can’t bog down APEC NEXT week’s Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation forum meeting in Sydney won’t be its last, but if we accept Kevin Rudd’s view of the world then, like John Howard, its days may be numbered. The press release accompanying Rudd’s speech to the Australian Institute of International Affairs […]
Archive | August 29, 2007
According to a report in The Australian, Labor plan to impose a ban on electric hot water systems from 2012, in favour of solar systems, in order to cut those ubiquitous greenhouse gas emissions. Read the full story here.
Thanks to Luke Walker for alerting us to this story. Luke asks if this is controversial fiddling or good science? Graphic courtesy of NOAA GREENHOUSE GASES LIKELY DROVE NEAR-RECORD U.S. WARMTH IN 2006 Greenhouse gases likely accounted for more than half of the widespread warmth across the continental United States last year, according to a […]
Just when the ALP Leader Kevin Rudd and his Shadow Minister for Climate Change, Environment, Heritage and the Arts, Peter Garrett AM, MP, are being urged to bury the Ghost of former Environment Minister Graham “Richo” Richardson we see for Liberal leader John Hewson enter the fray. Rudd and Garrett have been warned that the […]
According to Caroline Overington from The Australian, political aspirant Geoffrey Cousins’ inspiration is attributed to The Monthly’s Out of Control – The tragedy of Tasmania’s forests, by Richard Flanagan. It is certainly a powerful lot of words that draw heavily on reader-environmentalism. Reference to Tasmania mortgaging its future to the woodchipping industry, reminded me of […]
Any reader not familiar with Milankovitch can read the Wiki write up here. I’d already considered posting this interesting new Nature paper entitled ‘Northern Hemisphere forcing of climatic cycles in Antarctica over the past 360,000 years,’ so when Luke Walker also drew my attention to it, I decided to give it a go. The first […]
For the first time a globally coherent solar cycle response to the surface temperature has been established. Charles Camp and Ka Kit Tung report in Geophysical Research Letters (DOI: 10.1029/2007GL030207) that global temperatures oscillated by 0.2C during the high and low points of the cycle. The research uses satellite solar radiation and surface temperature gridded […]