How ‘Mechanical Trees’ Could Solve a Huge Climate Change Problem

How 'Mechanical Trees' Could Solve a Huge Climate Change Problem

two centuries of the burning of fossil fuels has released more carbon dioxide, a potent greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere than nature can remove. As this CO2 accumulates, it traps excess heat near the Earth’s surface, causing global warming. There is so much CO2 in the atmosphere now that most scenarios show that ending emissions … Read more

Queensland’s ‘other sea change’ is forever altering the coastline

Queensland's 'other sea change' is forever altering the coastline

“Coast Guard guidance indicates that the channel has continued to widen and deepen since the breakthrough. “As this breakthrough is a natural occurrence in a dynamic coastal environment at the tip of Bribie Island, no remedial action is planned.” Pumicestone Passage is within a marine park conservation area as well as being a listed Ramsar … Read more

As Oil Companies Pledge to Cut Emissions, Congress Calls for Hearing on Climate Change Misinformation

As Oil Companies Pledge to Cut Emissions, Congress Calls for Hearing on Climate Change Misinformation

On Tuesday, ExxonMobil announced its “ambition to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions from operated assets by 2050”, the latest commitment from an oil company whose core product is the biggest driver of climate change. . “We are developing comprehensive roadmaps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from our operated assets around the world,” ExxonMobil CEO … Read more

5 areas where VCs can play an outsized role in the fight against climate change – TechCrunch

5 areas where VCs can play an outsized role in the fight against climate change – TechCrunch

Jamil Wyne is an advisor, investor and author specializing in entrepreneurship, technology and economic development in emerging markets. He has worked with the World Bank, IFC, UN, Clean Energy Venture Group, Schmidt Futures, Ashoka and other organizations. More posts from this contributor A close look at Singapore’s thriving startup ecosystem Abrar Chaudhury Donor Dr Abrar … Read more

‘I’m shocked’: Aussie ‘unveils’ rival in $328,000 ‘change of life’; The French star gets carried away by a “senseless” call – LIVE

'I'm shocked': Aussie 'unveils' rival in $328,000 'change of life';  The French star gets carried away by a “senseless” call – LIVE

Three Australians have golden opportunities to reach the last 16 in their home slam on a huge Saturday at Melbourne Park. Alex de Minaur grabs the headlines tonight on center court, but before that wildcards Maddison Inglis and Chris O’Connell both face unseeded rivals, giving them realistic chances to earn places in the fourth round. … Read more

Ben Okri: climate change and oppression are born of the same “devouring instincts”

Ben Okri: climate change and oppression are born of the same “devouring instincts”

Photo by Jeff Gilbert / Alamy Stock Photo The rhythmic cadence of Ben Okri’s carefully chosen lyrics is such that it’s easy to fall under the spell. Yet words alone are not enough, says the Booker Prize-winning author of The hungry road, if a better world is to emerge. When I spoke to the Nigerian … Read more

Climate change could lead to blackouts and higher electricity costs on the West Coast

Climate change could lead to blackouts and higher electricity costs on the West Coast

Originally published by North Carolina State University.By Laura Oleniacz Two new studies by a researcher at North Carolina State University offer insight into what West Coast electricity consumers could experience in two different future scenarios: one where excessive heat from climate change is putting a strain on power supplies, and one where the grid is … Read more

How to lead in times of constant change

How to lead in times of constant change

Opinions expressed by Contractor the contributors are theirs. Thanks to the pandemic, there is no doubt that things can change – and quickly. Sometimes these adjustments can mean incredible opportunities, while the bursting of new entrepreneurial ventures shows that all doesn’t have to be catastrophic. But anyone who wants to survive, even in “normal” situations, … Read more

What is the real role of volcanoes in climate change?

What is the real role of volcanoes in climate change?

The volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma caused widespread devastation for nearly three months, but did its emissions impact Earth’s atmosphere in the longer term? Do volcanoes have a significant role to play in climate change? We’re off to the Canary Islands to investigate in this month’s episode of Climate Now. First, a … Read more

It’s time for businesses to adapt to climate change. How should they do it?

It's time for businesses to adapt to climate change.  How should they do it?

Opinions expressed by Contractor the contributors are theirs. The outcome of COP26 left many disappointed. Although 151 parties have submitted new or updated nationally determined contributions (NDCs) ahead of the conference, commitments to reduce emissions continue to lag significantly behind what is needed to limit the global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2030. Calls … Read more