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Beer, chocolate, wine, coffee: all will suffer from climate change

Think climate change will just mean more days lazing at the beach? Think again – some of your favourite things may suffer from the effects of climate change. Indeed, some of them are already suffering, according to this article. Most … Continue reading

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Palm oil plantations and smog – if you’re in Singapore, just don’t breathe

The latest air pollution index in Singapore is 371. A value of 100 or more on this index is considered unhealthy, anything above 200 is considered very unhealthy, and over 300 is considered dangerous. So 371 is really-honestly-we-really-mean-this dangerous. So … Continue reading

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Great balls of fire

It’s been fire season again down here in Australia, with all that that entails. But the threat to life and property is not the only aspect of bushfires, and it’s interesting to see how the Australian ecosystem has evolved over … Continue reading

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Climate change – who cares?

Hey, if the climate changes, it’ll just mean gentler winters and more beach time, right? Wrong. Very very wrong indeed. As Andy Lowe mentioned in this post, there are different opinions about climate change, most of which boil down to … Continue reading

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The climate, it is a-changin’

The Doha Climate Change Conference is underway this week and next, and scientists and concerned citizens the world over are holding their breath waiting to see whether there will be any substantive decisions made this time around. But we’ve been … Continue reading

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President Obama to take personal charge on climate change

There’s good news today from the US: recently re-elected President Barack Obama says that he will take personal charge of getting some action on climate change. He plans to speak with scientists, engineers, and elected officials, which is very encouraging, … Continue reading

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Climate change responsible for collapse of civilisations?

There’s an interesting article in The Conversation today which suggests that climate change may have been responsible for the collapse of the Mayan civilisation in central America. The authors refer to a study in Science authored by Douglas J. Kennett et. al., … Continue reading

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The five stages of climate change denial

Stage 1: “It doesn’t exist” Stage 2: “Okay maybe it does exist, but it’s just part of the natural cycle of the earth.”

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