This page is kept current with topical articles about climate change or other relevant subject matter.

Jesse Cook
Jesse Cook says:
28 April 2014 03:56 PM
Rights or Riots? How we think about Climate Change Migration.

“We must resist the assumption that climate change-related migration will be a security threat. Commentary that points to climate change as a reason for increased border protection, or casually relates climate change displacement to conflict, should be questioned. Instead, emphasis should be placed on the importance of programs such as the Nansen Initiative, which consider the different perspectives of those likely to be affected and make plans to accommodate them. A consultative and non-alarmist approach will be the only way to protect the human rights of those displaced” (lifted from site). This article presents a human right’ perspective regarding migration.

http://rightnow.org.au/[…]/
Jesse Cook
Jesse Cook says:
05 May 2014 12:42 PM
Environmental Change and Migration: Implications for Australia -Lowy Institute
http://www.lowyinstitute.or[…]tion-implications-australia
This report provides a summary of the findings, including How many & how soon? , Why is it in Australia’s national iInterest to respond now? , and Developing a national policy framework on environmental migration, considering supporting multilateral initiatives, capacity building in origin and transit countries and national legislation. The full PDF can be downloaded
Jesse Cook
Jesse Cook says:
05 May 2014 01:17 PM
As the climate changes, animals move fast to escape the heat -Science Alert
 Stephen Williams & Brett Scheffers, JCU 2013,
http://www.sciencealert.com.au/[…]/20131010-24889-2.html
Research in Queensland’s Wet Tropics and in the Philippines is showing that animals such as the white lemuroid possum, are relocating seeking their preferred temperature range.
Jesse Cook
Jesse Cook says:
05 May 2014 02:22 PM
Bhutanese School To Serve As Database for Climate Change
                         
http://chimalaya.org/[…]/

An example of partnerships building and sharing knowledge involving twenty schools.
“The project, through the schools and communities based monitoring program, will generate baseline data and share critical information among scientists, researchers, educators and citizens on impact of climate change on the ecosystem”
Jesse Cook
Jesse Cook says:
19 May 2014 02:17 PM
Convergence Between Science and Environmental Education

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/344/6184/583.full

Urgent issues such as climate change, food scarcity, malnutrition, and loss of biodiversity are highly complex and contested in both science and society (1). To address them, environmental educators and science educators seek to engage people in what are commonly referred to as sustainability challenges. Regrettably, science education (SE), which focuses primarily on teaching knowledge and skills, and environmental education (EE), which also stresses the incorporation of values and changing behaviors, have become increasingly distant. The relationship between SE and EE has been characterized as “distant, competitive, predatorprey and host-parasite” (2). We examine the potential for a convergence of EE and SE that might engage people in addressing fundamental socioecological challenge
Jesse Cook
Jesse Cook says:
19 May 2014 02:20 PM
George Mason University (US) Centre for Climate Change Communication

http://www.climatechangecommunication.org/reports

A database of reports issued by the CCCC.
Jesse Cook
Jesse Cook says:
06 November 2014 12:22 PM
Ensia
-a magazine and event series

http://ensia.com/

“Ensia is a magazine and event series showcasing environmental solutions in action. Powered by the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota, we connect people who can change the world with the ideas and inspiration they need to do so” (lifted from site). Current topics include Palm oil is everywhere. Here’s what to do about it, Creating a moving case for Climate Action and Code Green which is about green architecture.
Jesse Cook
Jesse Cook says:
06 November 2014 12:27 PM
Nyngan Solar Plant -AGL Energy Online

http://www.agl.com.au/nyngan/

“With the support of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the NSW Government, AGL will deliver large-scale solar PV power projects with a total capacity of 155 MW (AC) at Nyngan (102 MW) and Broken Hill (53 MW) in regional New South Wales”...”To support AGL’s delivery of the projects, ARENA will provide $166.7 million and the NSW Government will provide $64.9 million. The Nyngan Solar Plant will consist of a 102 MW (AC) solar PV power station located approximately 10 kilometres west of Nyngan.
Jesse Cook
Jesse Cook says:
06 November 2014 12:27 PM
Solar growing in India

http://www.rtcc.org/[…]/

“India’s renewable energy capacity has grown from 3.9GW in 2002-2003 to about 27.3GW in January 2013… Coal remains India’s major fuel source contributing around 60% to its power mix according to India’s electricity authority, but many are confident that solar could replace coal within the next ten years”
Jesse Cook
Jesse Cook says:
06 November 2014 12:29 PM
New ‘transparent’ solar panels could turn cities into power stations - article, Oct 2013

http://www.rtcc.org/[…]/

“Transparent solar cells that can slide over windows could turn cities into mini solar power plants say Spanish researchers. See-through ‘organic’ solar cells could allow developers to attach large panels to some of the world’s most iconic buildings, such as the London Shard, Louvre Pyramid or Burj Khalifa in Dubai”
Jesse Cook
Jesse Cook says:
06 November 2014 12:29 PM
CO2CRC -Leaders in research into Carbon, articles

co2crc.com.au

“Carbon capture and storage (CCS) – the separation of carbon dioxide from other flue gases, its transport to suitable storage sites, and its injection and storage in deep geological formations – brings together technologies which have been commonly used in the oil, gas and chemical industries for many years”
Jesse Cook
Jesse Cook says:
06 November 2014 12:30 PM
orth west Victoria tapping into renewable energy - ABC Rural, article

http://www.abc.net.au/[…]/5067808

“Victoria's north west is quickly developing a reputation as the state's clean energy heartland. Near Mildura, there are plans to build a power plant that uses waste from almond, grape and grain growing. Just metres away is a one of Australia's largest solar electricity plants, which features satellite dishes covered in mirrors”
Jesse Cook
Jesse Cook says:
06 November 2014 01:17 PM
Ocean Warming Faster than they have over past 10 000 Years - short article, Brian Walsh, Time: Science and Space (Nov, 2013)

http://science.time.com/[…]/