Australian wildfire disaster: It’s not rocket science – it’s climate science!

The Sandy Hurricane scenario has its counterpart in other “natural disasters”. Particularly in Australia where wild fires this week have devastated large parts of New South Wales and Tasmania, destroying many homes.  These conditions went hand in hand with record temperatures -52 degrees C, easily eclipsing a record of 50.7 C set over fifty years … Read more

A Website for Grandparents

We have been in touch with a colleague, John Price, a retired physician and university teacher living near Ipswich, Australia. John has his own website, one of the best on climate change at Price is motivated – as is For Our Grandchildren – by a concern that if we don’t take action to stop global … Read more

After Doha, what’s next?

Last year we said that the Durban Conference (COP 17), “was probably the last chance to come up with a world order that would indeed stop climate change.” Yet, as we have since pointed out, GHG emissions have continued to rise, world temperatures have set new records, most governments have wavered in their determination to … Read more

Listen to the critics!

Nigel Lawson, (now Lord Lawson), a Chancellor of the Exchequer in the UK Government of Margaret Thatcher, published a book in 2008 with the title “An Appeal to Reason”, and sub-titled “A Cool Look at Global Warming”.   Lord Lawson was a member of the UK House of Lords Select Committee on the Economic Effects of Climate … Read more

The Silver Lining (?) to drought!

Our latest blog expressed admiration for Australians.  As a people they demonstrate remarkable resilience.    Despite their independent outlook on life, they are prepared where necessary to change their behaviour for the common good. Their attitude towards water conservation is a good example. To find out more about climate change issues “down under” go to these links: Australian Update … Read more

You have to admire Australians!

We watched one of the episodes of a TV Series entitled “I have seen the earth change” that commented on the 2006-07 drought experienced in the farming communities of New South Wales, Australia. Two things impressed us:  the resilience of the surviving farmers, to whom drought went “with the territory”. The hardship of drought was … Read more

Australian Update

First the good news: finally there is something positive to write about. Go to our blog “Climate Change Leadership, Australian Style” where the subject was the introduction of national legislation imposing a tax on carbon emissions.  We pointed out that heretofore Australian politicians who supported action, whatever form it took,  against climate changewere committing political … Read more