Climate Change

June 3, 2019
A heatwave has suddenly borne down on millions of people, killing several as the temperature passes 50C Celsius.

Temperatures passed 50 degrees Celsius in northern India as an unrelenting heatwave triggered warnings of water shortages and heatstroke.

The thermometer hit 50.6 degrees Celsius in the Rajasthan desert city of Churu over the weekend, the weather department said.

Alison Rourke and Fiona Harvey


June 18, 2019 - Rapidly melting sea ice in Greenland has presented an unusual hazard for research teams retrieving their oceanographic moorings and weather station equipment.

Güney Işikara and Ying Chen
no planet B

June 16, 2019 

Jonathon Porritt
book by Bill McKibben

June 7, 2019

I’m pretty attuned to being on the receiving end of regular apocalypse-fixes. But even for me, Monday last week (20/5) was a tough one, with a new research report indicating that the worst case sea-level rise by 2100 has now been assessed at a possible two metres. Previously, it was thought to be no more than one metre.

Laura Millan Lombrana
Dry and cracked ground marks an area where water is being pumped by mining companies in the southern tip of the Atacama salt flat.  Photographer: Cristobal Olivares/Bloomberg
 June 11, 2019
Mining lithium and copper to supply the battery boom and fight climate change is wrecking a fragile ecosystem in Chile.
The oases that once interrupted the dusty slopes of the Atacama desert in northern Chile allowed humans and animals to survive for thousands of years in the world’s driest climate. That was before the mining started.
Colin Hogg
Tamatha Paul is a 22-year-old standing for Wellington City Council as an independent. Photo/Screenshot.
11 June 2019

The future is the business of young people.

Out of the mouths of babes come words of wisdom, according to that old tome of assorted wisdoms, The Bible. Which isn’t to say that 16-year-olds are babies, just that, in some ways, we treat 16-year-olds as if they are and perhaps we shouldn’t.

Joseph Stiglitz
 ‘The war on the climate emergency, if correctly waged, would actually be good for the economy’ Photograph: Press Enterpr/Rex/Shutterstock
4 June 2019

Critics of the Green New Deal ask if we can afford it. But we can’t afford not to: our civilisation is at stake
[Editor: We agree that we can and have to afford it but not with growing the economy in the way this happened following World War II. !]
Damian Carrington
 The Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg addressed British MPs in April. Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images
5 June 2019

Britons are more worried about climate crisis than economy, crime and immigration
Public concern about the environment has soared to record levels in the UK since the visit of Greta Thunberg to parliament and the Extinction Rebellion protests in April.


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