Tag: Climate chaos

Carbon Tunnel Vision

Creeping decarbonisation begs degrowth

Geoff Ebbs /2 February, 2022

The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis published a report this week showing that governments are not reducing their use of coal as promised at Paris and, even if they did, it would not be enough to meet the emission reduction promises consistent with 2degrees of warming. The graphs outlining the energy descent required Continue Reading →

Dr John Dwyer

Landcare groups adapt to climate change

Geoff Ebbs /18 November, 2021

The long held principle of bush regeneration is that “local is best.” The idea is that restoring the plant communities that existed in an area before the European invasion is the best way to “return” to a stable, natural environment and re-establish biodiversity to support animals and other plants endemic to the area. That may Continue Reading →

Australia's national indigenous forestry strategy 2005

Climate depends on First Nations people

Geoff Ebbs /3 November, 2021

Indigenous forest management is an essential component of the global climate strategy, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation. Senior Forestry officer, David Kaimowitz points out that forests cover one third of the earth’s land surface and must be maintained and nurtured as a living carbon sink, and that process is most effectively and Continue Reading →

COP26 ends up with methane agreement

Geoff Ebbs /3 November, 2021

The European Union and the United States have led a coalition of 103 countries at COP 26 in Glasgow to sign a pledge to reduce methane emissions to 70% of 2020 levels by 2030. The impact is expected to shave 0.2 degrees off the predicted temperature rise in the next decade. Methane is an extremely Continue Reading →

The John James Newsletter 155

Geoff Ebbs /7 January, 2017

To subscribe or unsubscribe email John What the US government is doing in Syria is tantamount to a war of aggression, which, according to the Nuremberg Tribunal, is the worst possible crime a State can commit against another State Father Miguel D’Escoto People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction, and Continue Reading →

India backs Adani despite slowdown in demand for coal

Geoff Ebbs /22 December, 2016

Recent ABC reports that India is stepping away from coal fail to understand the nuanced report by the Central Electricity Agency (CEA) that predicts falling demand for new coal power. Their report indicates that the government has overestimated general economic growth and individual demand for electricity. Despite this, the government intends to proceed with its Continue Reading →