Category Archives: science

The science of climate change, incorporating earth sciences, atmospheric science, oceanography, biology, ecology, meteorology

A greenhouse bomb primed to explode

If the predicted methane “pulse” comes to pass we will have a whole new climate ball-game. The name Siberia is said to derive from a Tartar phrase meaning “sleeping land”. That sleeping land is now waking up. The mean temperature … Continue reading

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Climate-energy policy: time for a reboot

With a climate emergency on our hands, it’s past time the parties got their acts together. Rebecca White’s rise to Labor leadership opens up the prospect of a much-needed policy makeover for Tasmania. There’s no better place to start than … Continue reading

Posted in bureaucracy, cars, changes to climate, climate politics, climate system, economic restructuring, electricity networks, energy, future climate, hydro, leadership, renewable energy, road freight, solar, Tasmanian politics, transport, wind | Leave a comment

On life, death and what comes after

Australians have much to be thankful for, not least their secular society During his address to the US congress a fortnight ago, Donald Trump looked up to the public gallery and said to a young woman, “Ryan is looking down … Continue reading

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