BATS in their thousands are falling from the trees, a million dead fish are floating belly-up in the river, skeletal wild horses lie desiccated in the dust. There are dead camels, dead donkeys; death everywhere. This is climate change as manifest in Australia.
Mon, 11 Feb, 2019
I would dearly love, on this fine autumn morning, to write about the glory of the trees in their mantles of gold leaves, of the sun piercing through the branches and making silver dollars of the ivy on their trunks, of the carpets of crisp brown leaves beneath our beech trees, of the vivid green grass in the field beyond.
Mon, 22 Oct, 2018
The amount of carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere grew at record rate in 2016 to a level not seen for millions of years, potentially fuelling a 20-metre rise in sea levels and adding 3 degrees to temperatures, the United Nations has said.
Mon, 30 Oct, 2017
Last year was the warmest year on record for land and sea, partly because seasonal El Nino climate patterns prevailed year-round, and melting ice pushed sea levels to the highest ever, a study based on the work of more than 450 scientists worldwide confirmed.
Thu, 04 Aug, 2016
Global temperatures are on the rise, despite the chill we feel when we open the front door. And jetting off for a few weeks in the sun is only doing more damage to the fragile environment
Sat, 30 Apr, 2016