Australia Needs a Paris Plebiscite

Australia Needs a Paris Plebiscite






Australia Needs a Paris Plebiscite The Clexit Coalition has called on the Australian Government to conduct a plebiscite on whether Australia should withdraw from the Paris Climate Treaty. The Clexit (ClimateExit) Coalition, comprising over 170 representatives from 25 countries, was launched in London last week. It aims to prevent ratification or local enforcement of the […]






The Earth is Gaining Land at Coastlines, Not Losing It

The Earth is Gaining Land at Coastlines, Not Losing It






The Earth is Gaining Land at Coastlines, Not Losing It A new study reveals that the Earth is actually gaining more land at coastlines, contrary to the belief that global warming is leaving to shrinking continents. The Dutch Deltares Research Institute study found that the Earth has gained more than 107,000 square miles of land […]






Investor Commitment is Needed to Sustain Sustainability

Investor Commitment is Needed to Sustain Sustainability






Investor Commitment is Needed to Sustain Sustainability Progress has been made in integrating ESG (environmental, social, and governance) factors by institutional investors, it must continue. Institutional investors now face some challenges about their commitment to ESG. Many realize that these issues including climate change, workplace diversity, and long-standing corporate concerns such as executive compensation can drive […]






Australia’s East Coast Battered by Deadly Storms and Flooding

Australia’s East Coast Battered by Deadly Storms and Flooding






Australia’s East Coast Battered by Deadly Storms and Flooding Australian insurance companies exposed to deadly storms that struck the east coast at the weekend. It is just Monday, and so far, insurance companies have received more than 11,000 claims with estimated insured losses of $38-M. There was more severe damage on Sydney’s northern beaches, some […]






California Wildfire Season, “May be Dangerous and Difficult”

California Wildfire Season, “May be Dangerous and Difficult”






California Wildfire Season, “May be Dangerous and Difficult” A 5-year drought has left 40-M dead and dried-out trees in California, including 29-M that died last year California may be facing a dangerous and difficult wildfire season in Y 2016 despite a relatively wet Winter, federal officials warned Tuesday. Most of the rest of the country […]






Massive Wildfires are Burning Around the World

Massive Wildfires are Burning Around the World






Massive Wildfires are Burning Around the World Alberta’s unusually early and large fire is just the latest of many huge fires on an earth that’s grown hotter with more extreme weather. Earlier this year, large wildfires hit spots on opposite ends of the world, from Tasmania to Oklahoma-Kansas. Last year, Alaska and California pushed the […]






Investing in Reduced Deforestation is Money Well Spent

Investing in Reduced Deforestation is Money Well Spent






Investing in Reduced Deforestation is Money Well Spent It is widely agreed that reducing emissions from deforestation could bring about 33% of the Greenhouse gas emission reductions our planet needs by Y 2030 to stay on a 2-degrees trajectory. Protecting and managing forests wisely not only make sense from a climate perspective, it is also […]






Extreme Weather Strains Australian Firefighting Resources

Extreme Weather Strains Australian Firefighting Resources






Extreme Weather Strains Australian Firefighting Resources Australia’s firefighting resources will come under increasing strain as climate change causes Northern and Southern hemisphere bushfire seasons to overlap. Dozens of Australian firefighters have traveled to the United States to help fight more than 70 wildfires as the nation weathers one of its worst wildfire seasons in recent […]






Raging Wildfires Force Evacuations in Western Canada

Raging Wildfires Force Evacuations in Western Canada






Raging Wildfires Force Evacuations in Western Canada Massive Fort McMurray wildfires torching 750+ hectares Wildfires causing evacuation notices for hundreds in Alberta and BC, Canada, as crews continue to battle several blazes and experts say the dry temperatures could make for a long and brutal fire season. A wildfire raging in Fort McMurray prompted mandatory […]