Thursday, December 9, 2021

Articles

Coral reefs face infection risk from plastic

Scientists have established yet another hazard from the millions of tons of plastic waste that tip into the sea: it delivers microbial infection to the world’s coral reefs. When plastic pollutants snag on coral reefs, the likelihood...

‘Climate Changes Everything’ by Herbert Girardet

The major climate changes now certain to affect the planet change everything. In 300 years we will have burned 300 million years worth of fossil fuels. Some of us are having a great time...

‘An Inconvenient Truth’ by Al Gore

The 10 warmest years in history were in the last 14 years. Last year South America experienced its first hurricane. Japan and the Pacific are setting records for typhoons. Hurricane Katrina passed over Florida,...

UNRAVELING THE ROOT CAUSES OF FAMINE

What can be done to build resilience and prevent another famine in the Horn of Africa? By Professor Herbert Girardet Famine has struck once more in the Horn of Africa, created by a combination of bad...

‘Go out and save the world!’ by TIM FLANNERY

Climate change is happening because too much CO2 in the air is trapping heat, melting the ice caps and fuelling hurricanes. Species are already going extinct, and people living in the Arctic and on...

‘The Choice is Ours’ by MARK LYNAS

For me the most memorable photos of the 2004 Asian tsunami were taken by two Canadian holidaymakers, John and Jackie Knill, on the beach at Khao Lak in Thailand.  Their first picture shows the...

Carbon and the Biosphere by Herbert Girardet

There is growing scientific evidence that to avoid a climate catastrophe in the coming decades we need not just to reduce carbon emissions, but, beyond that, to reduce actual concentrations of CO2 already present...