The critical importance of water transportation is coming into focus as lack of water cripples river and canal navigation.
Increasingly, with the never-ending burning of fossil fuels, Ground Zero is no longer a single city of any sort, but this planet itself and, whether we’ve already found a third way to destroy ourselves (and so much else) or not, there is something awesomely ominous about our urge to destroy so much with our multiplying versions of fallout.
Insurance is a cornerstone of modern industrial life. Without it much of the daily activity of society would come to a halt. Climate change is threatening the viability of insurance arrangements as it brings on ever more destructive weather.
And honestly, all of this leaves me wondering today what that “prophesy” might look like for the high school graduates of 2023 or those of my grandchildren’s generation in an even more distant future. I certainly hope for the best, but also fear the worst.
If the warming effect of anthropogenic aerosols is predominant, this must also be factored into decarbonisation models. It adds another component of warming to an already dangerously overheating system.
This book – and others it references, particularly Donella Meadows’ Thinking in Systems’ – should be a standard read for university students, but I suspect it will only be read by those who are already-there, or at least already well-on-the-way.
As wildfires are transformed into year-round challenges, the carbon they release only further contributes to emissions from other sources, making it that much more difficult to halt rising temperatures.
What if there’s another side to climate change, one less concerned with what we put in the atmosphere than what we do to the land, a side which, despite four decades of climate education, has yet to be explained to us?
We no longer have the luxury of facing one catastrophe at a time. And the underlying cause is our slavish devotion to perpetual growth.
Climate change is more about increasing extremes than one-way changes. Drought and deluge can go together as seen in Death Valley last week.
Adaptation to climate change alone is already a failed strategy.
After nine long years of an increasingly far-right, climate change denying Liberal National Party coalition (LNP) government, the citizens of Australia voted for change.