Beyond solar: Here’s what the clean energy future might look like

Emily Pontecorvo
3 December 2022

Five scenes show how direct air capture, carbon capture, and hydrogen hubs could be integrated into the U.S. economy.

54% of projects extracting clean energy minerals overlap with Indigenous lands, research reveals

Deanna Kemp et al
The Conversation
2 December 2022

Vast quantities of minerals are needed to accelerate the transition to a clean energy future. Minerals and metals are essential for wind turbines, solar panels, and batteries for electric vehicles. But Indigenous peoples have raised concerns about more mining on their lands and territories.

From the Amazon to Australia, why is your money funding Earth’s destruction?

George Monbiot
The Guardian
1 December 2022

Fossil fuels, fisheries and farming: the world’s most destructive industries are protected – and subsidised – by governments

Many forests will become highly flammable for at least 30 extra days per year unless we cut emissions, research finds

Hamish Clarke et al
The Conversation
30 November 2022

Without strong climate action, forests on every continent will be highly flammable for at least 30 extra days per year by the end of the century – and this fire threat is far greater for some forests including the Amazon, according to our new study.

Women’s participation is crucial to fight climate change

Carolina Mayen Huerta
29 November 2022

For a sustainable future we need to bring women and girls to the forefront of the fight against climate change – a shift from the most affected by climate disasters to key players in energy transition

Climate concern the main reason voters swung to independents at federal election, study finds

Adam Morton and Katharine Murphy
The Guardian
28 November 2022

Nearly half of voters who switched to an independent candidate at 2022 election did so because of climate fears, researchers say

‘Tangled mess of inaction’: hundreds of threatened species recovery plans expiring in next six months

Lisa Cox
The Guardian
27 November 2022

Growing list facing extinction and underresourcing of conservation means plans have not been updated

The Amazon forest is reaching a tipping point and starting to collapse

Terrence McCoy
The Washington Post
26 November 2022

Dusty wells. Streams ebbing away. Pristine reserves aflame. Some scientists think the tipping point is already here.

Embrace what may be the most important green technology ever. It could save us all

George Monbiot
The Guardian
25 November 2022

Never mind the yuck factor: precision fermentation could produce new staple foods, and end our reliance on farming

State of the climate: what Australians need to know about major new report

Matthew England
The Conversation
24 November 2024

Our climate has warmed by an average 1.47℃ since national records began, bringing the continent close to the 1.5℃ limit the Paris Agreement hoped would never be breached.

Coal bounces back

Arianna Skibell
23 November 2022

Global coal use is not declining — and may actually produce a record amount of planet-warming pollution by the end of the year.

Five crucial issues in fight to save planet – and what Cop27 did about them

Robin McKie
The Guardian
20 November 2022

This month’s environmental summit opened as our planet wilts under the impact of climate crisis. Here we examine five key areas and assess what success – if any – was achieved in Egypt

Our leaders had a final chance to halt climate breakdown. They failed each and every one of us

George Monbiot
The Guardian
19 November 2022

It’s a miracle that any one of us is alive today. Those with the power to grant that miracle to future generations chose not to

Peaking: Why fossil fuel demand peaked in 2019

Kingsmill Bond, Sam Butler-Sloss
18 November 2022

Renewable growth and efficiency gains inevitably crush fossil fuel growth

Is recycling the problem, not the solution?

Liam Mannix
Sydney Morning Herald
16 November 2022

Recycling does not work as an industry – and evidence suggests it just makes us consume more.

Half Australia’s ‘rubbish’ can be recycled

Katelyn Catanzariti
New Daily
14 November 2022

Australians recycle nearly 30 times the amount they did in the mid-1990s – an increase from seven per cent to more than 60 per cent of all disposed materials, a waste audit has revealed.

There are now 8 billion of us — but soon we’ll hit a decline we’ll never reverse

Casey Briggs
ABC News
13 November 2022

This week, the world’s population ticks over a historic milestone. But in the next century, society will be reshaped dramatically — and soon we’ll hit a decline we’ll never reverse.

Global greenhouse gas emissions are supposed to be coming down. We just hit a record high

Nick Kilvert
ABC News
12 November 2022

Fossil carbon emissions bounced back to a record high this year and are likely to keep climbing, with scientists saying we’ll cross 1.5C of warming early next decade.

To those who sneer at activists blocking roads: what are you doing to save the planet?

Polly Toynbee
The Guardian
11 November 2022

The Tories’ despicable plan to imprison protesters is unlikely to stop those who fear imminent climate catastrophe

Our buildings are driving us closer to ‘climate hell’ – how do we get back on course to net zero?

Anna Hurlimann et al
The Conversation
10 November 2022

More and more of the world’s people are feeling the impacts of climate change. As United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said when COP27 opened this week: “We are on a highway to climate hell with our foot on the accelerator.”

Coles, Woolworths plastics recycling scheme collapses, secret stockpiles revealed

Chris Vedelago and James Dowling
Brisbane Times
9 November 2022

The company behind soft plastic collection points at Coles and Woolworths has admitted it has not been recycling the items.

Why it’s becoming nearly impossible to be healthy in Australia

Dr Sandro Demaio
ABC News
8 November 2022

It seems counterintuitive. That in a country as rich as ours, and with a world-class health system, 50 per cent of Australians now live with chronic disease.

A technologically advanced society is choosing to destroy itself. It’s both fascinating and horrifying to watch

Christopher Wright et al
The Conversation
7 November 2022

As world leaders assemble for the United Nations climate change conference (COP27) in Egypt, it’s hard to be optimistic the talks will generate any radical departure from the inexorable rise in global carbon emissions over the past two centuries.

You can pay to offset carbon on everything from flights to utilities. Does it actually do anything?

Aleisha Orr
SBS News
6 November 2022

Whenever you pay to offset carbon on a purchase, does it actually help change the world? Here are your questions answered.

VicForests logged ‘without knowing where gliders live’ and failed to protect them, court finds

Richard Crabtree
ABC News
5 November 2022

A court has found the methods VicForests use to protect endangered gliders in Gippsland and Central Victoria are “inadequate” and ineffective, in a significant win for two small environmental groups.

How natural disasters have shaped Australians attitudes to climate change

Jess Davis
ABC News
3 November 2022

Over the past 15 years, Australians have weathered myriad natural disasters including catastrophic bushfires, droughts, and floods and a new report shows attitudes to the threats posed by climate change have shifte.

International report warns many nations placing too much emphasis on planting new trees to offset fossil fuel emissions

Jess Davis
ABC News
2 November 2022

Many countries’ pledges to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions depend partly on removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere by relying on projects such as planting trees and restoring degraded ecosystems, but a new report has found the promises are unrealistic.

Interest in Melbourne Cup slips with more than half of Australians uninterested, poll suggests

Sarah Martin
The Guardian
1 November 2022

Nearly half of those surveyed (45%) believe it promotes ‘unhealthy’ gambling and a third (34%) say it normalises animal cruelty

96% of humans feel global warming: Study

Global Times
31 October 2022

Whether they realized it or not, some 7.6 billion people – 96 percent of humanity – felt global warming’s impact on temperatures over the last 12 months, researchers have said.

Is Australia’s growing love of Halloween endangering our wildlife?

Natasha May
The Guardian
30 October 2022

According to an online warning, decorations such as fake spiderweb ‘take a terrible toll’ on birds. We ask the experts how big a problem it is

When wind and solar replace fossil fuels, we will use less energy, save money, and won’t be as sick

Giles Parkinson
Renew Economy
29 October 2022

Modelling for Australia economy shows rapid switch to renewables will save energy, save money, and deliver considerable health benefits.

From radiation to water pollution to cities, humans are now a driver of evolution in the ‘natural’ world (Podcast)

Daniel Merino and Gemma Ware
The Conversation
28 October 2022

Humans do a lot of different things to the environment, and there aren’t many natural processes – aside from an asteroid impact or the like – that can rival the scale of change brought on by human activity. In this episode of The Conversation Weekly podcast, we speak to three experts who study different ways that people are affecting how plants and animals evolve – and how humanity has become the single biggest driver of evolutionary changes on Earth.

Cut meat consumption to two burgers a week to save planet, study suggests

Fiona Harvey
The Guardian
27 October 2022

Climate crisis report says ‘we are not winning in any sector’ as experts call for urgent action on fossil fuels

Virtually all children on Earth will face more frequent heatwaves by 2050

Nina Lakhani
The Guardian
26 October 2022

New Unicef report finds that in even best-case scenario 2 billion children will face four to five dangerous heat events annually

You might think solar panels have been perfected – but we can still make them even better and cheaper

Renate Egan
The Conversation
25 October 2022

The cost of turning sunlight into electricity has fallen more than 90% over the last decade. Solar is now the cheapest form of newly built energy generation.

The iconic Pillars of Creation have been captured like never before

Maddy Morwood
ABC News
25 October 2022

The James Webb Space Telescope has captured a spectacular and highly detailed landscape of the iconic Pillars of Creation in new pictures released by NASA.

Australia lacks a fuel efficiency standard — you could make it happen

David Ritter
Independent Australia
24 October 2022

A fuel efficiency standard would be a critical measure in fixing the climate crisis and it’s up to the public to make their voices heard.

Not keeping up with the Joneses: the one factor that makes us less likely to emulate our neighbours on climate action

Andrea La Nauze
The Conversation
22 October 2022

About 30% of Australian homes have rooftop solar panels installed – the highest uptake of any nation. Their popularity has been helped along by government subsidies that reduce the upfront costs of the technology.

A showdown on reparations is looming for UN climate talks

Fred Pearce
Yale Environment 360
21 October 2022

Developing nations have pushed demands that rich nations provide compensation for climate-caused “loss and damage” atop the agenda for next month’s climate talks in Egypt. With the U.S. and EU resisting, analysts say this key issue must be addressed if COP27 is to be a success.

Not keeping up with the Joneses: the one factor that makes us less likely to emulate our neighbours on climate action

Andrea La Nauze
The Conversation

About 30% of Australian homes have rooftop solar panels installed – the highest uptake of any nation. Their popularity has been helped along by government subsidies that reduce the upfront costs of the technology.

More than half of Australia’s reserves now fall under Indigenous protection, but how will these be funded?

Giovanni Torre
National Indigenous Times
17 October 2022

Indigenous Protected Areas now make up more than half of the land in Australia’s National Reserve System with the new Aṉangu Tjutaku IPA, but concerns have been raised about cuts made to key federal support staff by the former Commonwealth government.

Should you install solar panels to beat rising power prices?

Jessica Irvine
The Age
16 October 2022

If you can afford the upfront cost, the economics of solar power have definitely swung in the direction of being something to seriously consider.

30 ways environmentalists can participate in democracy

John R. Platt
The Revelator
15 October 2022

Voting on election day is job one, but the planet needs your civic commitment every other day of the year, too.

Features of a sustainable society

Stephen Williams
Pearls and Irritations
14 October 2022

A sustainable society would have the following 12 features. It is ‘better, not bigger’ and should receive a high score on the Sustainable Development Index and Genuine Progress Indicator.

Half the world’s bird species are in decline – podcast

Nick Thorpe (BBC)
SBS News
13 October 2022

One in eight of the world’s bird species is threatened with extinction and many more are in decline, according to a new report issued by Birdlife International. Last month in the Hungarian capital Budapest, experts from Europe, Africa and Asia discussed what can be done – including ways to strengthen the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement, first signed in 1999

Why climate protesters are targeting art

Angus Dalton
The Age
12 October 2022

European activists are affixing themselves to centuries-old masterpieces. The trend is catching on here too.

Climate tipping points could lock in devastating changes – how close are they

David Armstrong McKay
Renew Economy
11 October 2022

A new assessment into parts of the climate system that are sensitive to “tipping” delivers some sobering conclusions.

Survey reveals 95% of families want help to be more energy efficient at home as cost of living soars

Australian Parents for Climate Action
10 October 2022

Nearly 95% of Australian families have had to cut their spending on essentials such as food and heating over winter, as the cost of living skyrockets.

What drives ecosystems to instability?

Anne Trafton
MIT News
9 October 2022

Trying to decipher all of the factors that influence the behavior of complex ecological communities can be a daunting task. However, MIT researchers have now shown that the behavior of these ecosystems can be predicted based on just two pieces of information: the number of species in the community and how strongly they interact with each other.

Men and their cars: Cities aim to break up the love affair

Giovanna Coi
8 October 2022

Men and women make different travel choices — understanding those is key to achieving pollution and climate targets.

Why climate change could make it harder for you to get a home loan – and hit your property’s value

Emilia Terzon
ABC News
7 October 2022

The insurance industry admits that some parts of the country will become increasingly difficult to insure as extreme weather takes hold. What does this mean for bank loans that are underwritten by them?

Labor’s plan to save threatened species is an improvement – but it’s still well short of what we need

Euan Ritchie et al
The Conversation
6 October 2022

Australia’s dire and shameful conservation record is well established. The world’s highest number of recent mammal extinctions – 39 since colonisation. Ecosystems collapsing from the north to the south, across our lands and waters. Even species that have survived so far are at risk, as the sad list of threatened species and ecological communities continues to grow.

Nuclear Power: the right’s giant red herring

Ralph Evans
Pearls and Irritations
5 October 2022

Politicians of the Right keep suggesting Australia should build nuclear power stations. Why? They are slow to build, very expensive and potentially risky, and we have far better alternatives. Their aim is to divide and to wedge. We should treat it as a giant red herring.

What koalas need most from us this World Animal Day

Jeannet Kessels
The Canberra Times
4 October 2022

Since 1970, when I was five years old, the world has lost 70 per cent of its wildlife. The remaining 30 per cent are under accelerating threat, not only from human encroachment and habitat loss, but through climate change..

Here comes the catastrophocene…

Julian Cribb
Pearls and Irritations
3 October 2022

The good news is that the Anthropocene is almost over. It will have been the shortest geological epoch in all of Earth history. The bad news is that the Catastrophocene is just beginning.

Cop15 is an opportunity to save nature. We can’t afford another decade of failure

Phoebe Weston
The Guardian
2 October 2022

Ahead of the UN biodiversity conference, our reporter reflects on lessons of hope and change in three years reporting with the Guardian’s age of extinction team

Huge expansion of oil pipelines endangering climate, says report

Damian Carrington
The Guardian
1 October 2022

More than 24,000km of pipelines planned around world, showing ‘an almost deliberate failure to meet climate goals’.

Pumped hydro is the driving force of Queensland’s new energy plan, but how does it work?

Sarah Richards
ABC News
30 September 2022

Queensland is planning to build the world’s largest pumped hydro facility to reach it’s new renewable energy goals.

Want to phase out fossil fuels? We must fundamentally change our buildings

Joseph Allen, Parichehr Salimifard & Jonathan Buonocore
The Washington Post
29 September 2022

We can’t simply “electrify everything.” We must also adopt energy-efficient technology.

UN urges investment in clean, sustainable tourism, as numbers bounce back

United Nations News
28 September 2022

International tourism is showing strong signs of recovery, with tourist numbers rising to 57 per cent of pre-pandemic levels. On World Tourism Day, marked on Tuesday, the UN is calling for a major global rethink of the sector, to ensure that tourism is sustainable, and benefits local communities.

The dirty dozen: 12 pesticides that are banned elsewhere but still used in Australia

Anne Davies and Donna Lu
The Guardian
27 September 2022

Australia still uses dozens of chemicals that are banned in other countries – including the UK and US – because they are toxic to humans, animals or the environment

Can the success stopping the ozone hole be applied to climate change?

Kyle Bagenstose
26 September 2022

It’s been 35 years since the Montreal Protocol helped heal a hole in the ozone. Can those lessons curb climate change in less than 30 years?

Why ‘best before’ food labelling is not best for the planet or your budget

Louise Grimmer and Nathan Kilah
ABC News
25 September 2022

In Australia we produce 7.6 million tonnes of food waste every year — about 300 kilograms per person. About 70 per cent of what we throw out is still edible. Why aren’t we following the UK and USA in removing some of these labels?

How to make buildings green and efficient
Energy Insiders podcast

Giles Parkinson & David Leitch
24 September 2022

Green Building Council’s Davina Rooney on low carbon concrete, microgrids, and taking emissions out of the built environment.

‘Governments must invest to cut energy costs’

23 September 2022

Governments must deliberately use public investment and regulation to rapidly scale-up clean energy technologies to bring down costs, achieve global climate goals and boost economies worldwide, according to a major new report launched today by leading international economists and energy policy experts.

A ‘genius’ inventor has a plan to decarbonise Australia — and he needs your help

James Purtill
ABC News
22 September 2022

Australia’s race to net zero will partly be a nationwide home renovation project. And it starts with your hot water system.

Exotic disease threat on the rise as climate change alters habitats, scientists say

By Hannah Jose et al
ABC Rural
21 September 2022

Climate change isn’t just expanding the environments were deadly diseases can occur, it’s also making their spread more likely as weather events become more extreme, researchers say.

Climate change threatens up to 100% of trees in Australian cities, and most urban species worldwide

Manuel Esperon-Rodriguez et al
The Conversation
20 September 2022

Our study published today in Nature Climate Change found climate change will put 90-100% of the trees and shrubs planted in Australian capital cities at risk by 2050. Without action, two-thirds of trees and shrubs in cities worldwide will be at potential risk from climate change.

As resistance grows to the fossil fuel regime, laws are springing up everywhere to suppress climate activists

Jeff Sparrow
The Guardian
19 September 2022

Along with subsidising big polluters, governments are setting in place repressive anti-protest laws to protect them

Extreme hunger soaring in world’s climate hotspots, says Oxfam

Fiona Harvey
The Guardian
18 September 2022

Charity says 19 million people facing starvation in report highlighting link with extreme weather

Why did the Queen’s death receive saturation media coverage while the future of the Earth goes largely ignored?

Euan Ritchie
The Guardian
17 September 2022

Just one day after the Queen’s death, another deeply sobering study related to the dangers of exceeding 1.5C of global warming was published

Australia is funding just one-tenth of its fair share of global climate action, study finds

Sarah Martin
The Guardian
15 September 2022

Wealthy high-polluting countries to face growing calls from poorer nations to help cover cost of extreme weather and sea-level rises

World is ‘heading in wrong direction’, UN warns, as pollution tops pre-pandemic levels

West Cornwall’s Coast Local Radio Station
14 September 2022

Widespread lockdowns made little dent in pollution rates, which have now returned from a temporary dip to above pre-pandemic levels, the United Nations has confirmed as it warned the world is “heading in the wrong direction”.

Study shows ‘unprecedented’ changes to world’s rivers

National Science Foundation
13 September 2022

In the past 40 years, humans have caused unprecedented, consequential changes to river sediment transport, according to a new study by scientists at Dartmouth, supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation and published in Science.

Reasons for (cautious) optimism: the good news on the climate crisis

Adam Morton
The Guardian
12 September 2022

Every fraction of a degree of global heating avoided makes a difference. Here are some reasons for hop

Planting trees not always an effective way of binding carbon dioxide

Louise Rütting
University of Gothenburg
11 September 2022

Tree-planting has been widely seen as an effective way of binding carbon as carbon dioxide levels rise in the atmosphere. But now researchers are warning that forests on nutrient-poor land won’t be an additional carbon sink in the long term.

Amid so much depressing climate news, here’s a new book to inspire healthy climate action

Claire O’Rourke
Croakey Health Media
10 September 2022

The unending bad news on climate can be overwhelming and enervating. However, a new book, Together We Can, seeks to help people and communities move beyond being “climate freaked-out” to connecting up and taking collective action.

Labor’s climate bill has just cleared parliament. What does this mean for Australia?

Jessica Bahr
SBS News
9 September 2022

Labor’s climate bill has officially cleared the Senate, paving the way for a 43 per cent emission reduction target and goal of net zero emissions by 2050 to become law. Here’s what you need to know.

What happens if the climate and ecological crisis is framed as a national threat?

Liz Boulton
Pearls and Irritations
8 September 2022

For 30 years, the risk of dangerous climate change, which would render the Earth uninhabitable for most species, has been treated as a scientific and economic governance issue. Partly due to historic norms, but also due to legitimate concerns about securitisation, these have been strictly civil matters.

We pay billions to subsidise Australia’s fossil fuel industry. This makes absolutely no economic sense

By Richard Denniss – The Conversation – 7 September 2022

Fossil fuel subsidies from major economies including Australia reached close to US$700 billion in 2021, almost doubling from 2020, according to new analysis by the International Energy Agency and OECD.

Collapse of G20 talks sparks fear of ‘backtracking’ on climate pledges

By Joe Lo – Renew Economy – 6 September 2022

Climate and energy ministers clash over climate finance, methane, shipping, carbon levies and the world’s warming limit at talks in Bali

Does carbon capture and storage mean Australia can keep burning fossil fuels?

By Samantha Dick – ABC News – 5 September 2022

The technology is being hailed as one way Australia can open new oil and gas projects while simultaneously combating climate change. But there are doubts CCS is up to the task.

IPCC reports are the beacon of climate science. These scientists say they have to be stopped

By Nick Kilvert – ABC News – 4 September 2022

Fed up with what they saw as inaction by policymakers, three climate change scientists called on their colleagues to withdraw from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reporting process.

Study: People who lack compassion for environment are also less emotional in general

From Michigan News- 3 September 2022

In a series of online experiments in the U.S., U-M graduate student Logan Bickel and psychology professor Stephanie Preston examined the emotional responses of more than 600 people in a variety of contexts. People not concerned when viewing pictures of damage to the environment – such as oil spills on fire in a gulf – also did not feel bad about other images including crying babies, officers in distress, injured athletes, wounded soldiers and even moldy food.

Carbon capture doomed to fail, report says

From The New Daily – 2 September 2022

Pumping carbon under the sea from gas rigs or storing it underground “simply won’t work” as a climate solution, an independent energy researcher warns.

Global fossil fuel subsidies almost doubled in 2021, analysis finds

By Damian Carrington – The Guardian – 1 September 2022

Support amid huge industry profits is a ‘roadblock’ to tackling climate crisis, says International Energy Agency

The age of ‘the car is king’ is over. The sooner we accept that, the better

By John Vidal – The Guardian – 31 August 2022

Accidents and pollution are making road vehicles untenable. With public transport and ride-sharing, their demise can’t come soon enough

Support for fossil fuels almost doubled in 2021, slowing progress toward international climate goals

From OECD – 30 August 2022

Major economies sharply increased support for the production and consumption of coal, oil and natural gas, with many countries struggling to balance longstanding pledges to phase out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies with efforts to protect households from surging energy prices, according to analysis released today by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the International Energy Agency.

Why are rivers drying up? Global droughts are turning waterways to dust

ByBrian K Sullivan – Bloomberg – 29 August 2022

Waterways have dried to a trickle thanks to droughts and heat waves that owe their origins to climate change.

Electric car-ready homes will help firm up the power grid, Ed Husic says

By Peter Hannam – The Guardian – 28 August 2022

Governments urged to plan for emerging technologies that will allow bidirectional charging so vehicle batteries can power homes

Carbon offsets have serious issues. Is it even possible to fix them?

By Adele Peters – Fast Company – 27 August 2022

Offsets are an increasingly popular way for companies to reach net-zero goals, but many of them just don’t work.

‘I feel my heart breaking today’ – a climate scientist’s path through grief towards hope

By Joelle Gergis – The Conversation – 26 August 2022

I have spent hundreds of hours trawling through countless UN reports and scientific papers until my eyes sting and I can no longer absorb any more information. I feel overwhelmed and saturated with sorrow.

It’ll be impossible to replace fossil fuels with renewables by 2050, unless we cut our energy consumption

By Mark Diesendorf – The Conversation – 25 August 2022

Energy consumption – whether its heating your home, driving, oil refining or liquefying natural gas – is responsible for around 82% of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions.

The road to new fuel efficiency rules is filled with potholes. Here’s how Australia can avoid them

By Robin Smit et al – The Conversation – 24 August 2022

Last week, federal Climate and Energy Minister Chris Bowen officially put fuel efficiency standards on the national agenda, saying the measure would reduce transport emissions and encourage electric vehicle uptake.

Can Africa be continent of solutions to climate crisis?

From United Nations Climate Change – 23 August 2022

As senior government officials and non-state actors prepare for 2022 Africa Climate Week in Libreville, Gabon (29 August – 2 September) a reflection on Africa’s untapped potential to provide solutions to the global climate crisis, by Ibrahim Thiaw, Acting Executive Secretary of UN Climate change.

Avoiding plastics and using a reusable coffee cup to save the environment? Maybe you’ve been duped

By Anna Kelsey-Sugg & Paul Barclay – ABC News – 22 August 2022

It’s big businesses, not individuals, that need to change if we are to address environmental issues.This author says clever marketing has made us think otherwise.

Diet for a hotter climate: five plants that could help feed the world

By Cecilia Nowell – The Guardian – 21 August 2022

Will climate action undermine Australia’s democracy? This question might not be as outlandish as it seems.

Here’s why many electric vehicles are so expensive

BY RACHEL FRAZIN – The Hill – 20 August 2022

Battery costs are keeping the price of electric vehicles higher than their gas-powered counterparts, analysts say.