Category «Climate Change»

Covid-19 and Climate Change

By Gretta Dattan The global response to Covid-19 has mobilised governments, industry, and civilians in a way never before seen outside of war time. Now researchers are looking to find out what the response to Covid-19 can teach us about preparing for climate change and galvanising public support. In a recent article published in Environmental …

The Carbon Opportunity Cost of Animal-Sourced Food Production on Land

Matthew N. Hayek, Helen Harwatt, William J. Ripple, and Nathaniel D. Mueller, September 2020. Extracts from the above titled Research Paper by James O’Donovan. Extensive land uses to meet dietary preferences incur a ‘carbon opportunity cost’ given the potential for carbon sequestration through ecosystem restoration. Here we map the magnitude of this opportunity, finding that …

Exposing the World’s Investors funding total Climate Breakdown through Industrial Meat and Dairy Corporations

From the website of Food System NGO, Feedback Do the names ‘Tyson’, ‘Smithfield’, or ‘Cargill’ ring a bell? You might have seen these names in the news over the past weeks – recently their meatpacking plants have emerged as some of the world’s largest COVID-19 hotspots, along with prisons. But unless you work for these …

Global Warming of 1.5°C

Justin Fleming says it is possible to reach global net zero by 2050 In late 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C.  The report details the projected consequences of global warming of 1.5°C and 2°C, clearly showing 1.5°C is preferable and that every bit of …

Amazon Fires: A Wake-Up Call for Humanity

By Bronwyn Slater     More than 26,000 fires ravaged Brazil’s rainforest during the month of August – the highest number of fires since 2010.  Satellite images of the fires caught the attention of news outlets around the world, with the story garnering headlines for many days. There are annual burns in Brazil during the …