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Corona Virus

Early detection, early responseLarry Brilliant 2006 Accepting the 2006 TED Prize, Dr. Larry Brilliant talks about how smallpox was eradicated from the planet, and calls for a new global system that can identify and contain pandemics before they spread. Corona Virus By Photo Credit:Content Providers(s): CDC/Dr. Fred Murphy - This media comes from the Centers for Disease Control and…

Rising Tide Light Image

Sitting in rural Victoria, sky obscured by bushfire smoke, I am reminded that I have said [and written] many times, that climate and energy transitions are the greatest challenges of our [and our children's children] time. It would appear most of the Federal Government disagrees with me. What are the arguments against a more sustainable future? What are the arguments…

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.

Arthur Schopenhauer
Climate trend

Outstanding work by the ABC team abcnews , storylab, the Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes to visualise climate change over time and make the global, very personal.  From top to bottom, these stripes use Bureau of Meteorology data to show how temperatures have changed in Australia since 1910. The colours indicate how much…

Power Lines

What is the argument against reason and logic? The latest UN Environment Programme (UNEP) emissions gap report suggests that unless the world begins to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions the 1.5C goal of the Paris Agreement “will slip out of reach,” The figure below, adapted from one created by CICERO’s Dr Robbie Andrews, shows emission trajectories to limit warming to…

The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.

Paulo Coelho

More of Greenland's ice melted in the summers of 2000-2019 than in the ones between 1979-1999.   Some data: Links National Snow and Ice Data Center and the obligatory other links... Five from Five 1.5 - Probably Not... IPCC Global Warming of 1.5c 8th of October Oh, yeah, There’s this… Zero Carbon – The Future Called… The Fork in the…

50 Years ago today. Spend a moment and consider the scale of this human endeavour. Neil Armstrong, Commander Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., Lunar Module Pilot Michael Collins, Command Module Pilot   Links NASA Apollo 11