All posts tagged climate change

Climate of the Nation 2013

Talking Carbon, Talking Solutions – Australians Want Action

The issues of climate change and carbon pricing have been caught in a purgatorial pinball game over the past 12 months. No wonder there is confusion, doubt and general misunderstanding on climate change among the populace considering the political battle [...]

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Weekly Science Picks

Welcome to this edition of Weekly Science Picks. What a busy news week – with the markets up, the transportation incidents with planes and trains, major flooding in China…well, there’s been a lot going on. And there were numerous stories [...]

The Modular Prosthetic Limb will help patients to feel and manipulate objects just as they would with a native hand. JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV. APPLIED PHYSICS LAB.

Weekly Science Picks

These were the science stories that resonated the most for me this week. Gene snipping, CO2 alarms, and brain-controlled prosthetics – an array of stories touching on the impossible, and yet, totally possible.   Given the way budgets and financing [...]

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Asteroids, extinctions, and biodiversity: Wiping the slate clean for new life to flourish

The recent meteor strike in Russia has been a rather sobering reminder that Earth has been regularly battered during its history, by space rocks. Actually, the amount of meteoritic material constantly landing on Earth is startling – on average, over [...]

Hurricane Gloria devastation on Fire Island, New York, 28 Sept 1985. (AP Photo/Rick Maiman)

Climate Change, Resilience, Communication

Climate Change Last week I listened to a webinar on climate change discussing findings of the draft report from the National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee. Not much has changed from the year 2000 report, or the 2009 report. [...]

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Chemtrails – Conspiracy Theory?

We all know what contrails are: those long thin artificial clouds that form behind aircraft, most often as a result of the water vapour in the exhaust of the aircraft’s engines. But have you heard of chemtrails? I first learned of [...]

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Weekly Science Picks

It’s that time again! Time for Weekly Science Picks! Let’s dive in. This is interesting. This could really make things interesting. You just need to read this article on climate change and emissions that appeared in The Australian. It opens up [...]

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Weekly Science Picks

It seems the rate of everything has increased exponentially. A very bold, vague, yet intriguing statement, you might say. During the course of the past 2 weeks, Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast of America, followed closely by a nor’easter. [...]

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What do polls and climate change have in common? It’s not what you think! Brian Schmidt at TEDx Canberra

Here’s the talk by our own Nobel Prize winner Brian Schmidt at the recent TEDx Canberra. He talks about the certainty in uncertainty, showing how credible statistical analysis can reveal unexpected results. You may be surprised…

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World-first hybrid shark found off Australia

The first breed of hybrid sharks in the world has been discovered by scientists in Australian waters and this is evidence that predators are finally adapting to climate change. This has been brought about by mating the Australian black-tip shark [...]