Monthly Archives: February 2024

Climate whiplash – a 21st century disorder

Whiplash is the most common road trauma injury, caused by the head moving suddenly one way and back the other. It’s also a fitting description for what climate change is doing to people’s minds.  “Climate whiplash” has been coined by … Continue reading

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The lingering afterlife of fossil fuels

Australia and Canada have a lot in common. As products of British colonisation the two countries have a vaguely similar recent history. In land area and population, Canada is bigger, but not much. And they are both well endowed with … Continue reading

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Forecasting weather in a changing climate

Is the current El Niño, the cyclical Pacific weather phenomenon, breaking down? That’s what the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is saying, predicting that it will happen this southern autumn.  Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology is not quite so sure. … Continue reading

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