Tag Archives: forests and forestry

Greg Hunt’s cultivated optimism gets us nowhere

It’s good to be optimistic – so long as you remain well-grounded. Optimism has the power to sustain us through grim times, as an ABC Foreign Correspondent report from war-ravaged Afghanistan reminded me last week. It showed young people on … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture and farming, Australian politics, Australian Youth Climate Coalition, carbon, carbon emissions and targets, carbon offsetting, changes to climate, climate politics, climate system, coal-fired, community action, energy, forests and forestry, fossil fuels, land use, leadership, planetary limits, science, social and personal issues, trees, youth activism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Greg Hunt’s cultivated optimism gets us nowhere

Australia’s climate effort falling behind in ‘critical decade’

While progress has been made internationally, Australia’s domestic climate effort is mired in ignorance and suspicion Warning five years ago that decarbonising the economy had to start immediately, the Australian Climate Commission designated 2010-20 as “the critical decade.” Here’s a … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture and farming, Antarctic, Arctic, Australian politics, carbon emissions and targets, climate politics, contrarians, CSIRO, forests and forestry, fossil fuels, future climate, international politics, land use, leadership, marine sciences, modelling, oceanography, sea level, Tasmanian politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Australia’s climate effort falling behind in ‘critical decade’

Biomass energy facts that we need to know

Wood is the new king of renewables in Europe, but how renewable is it?   The Europeans are the undisputed leaders in global action to reel in carbon emissions, working hard to drive down their own emissions while devising creative, … Continue reading

Posted in biofuels, biological resources, biomass energy, carbon, carbon emissions and targets, carbon offsetting, carbon sequestration, coal-fired, energy, forest science, forests and forestry, land use, renewable energy, science, solar, trees, wind, wood | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Biomass energy facts that we need to know