Stories the Week brought to you from 2022 May 19 – May 25

In the week of May 19, the Week looked a lot at children.

Labor’s election win shows Australia is ready to be part of the solution

A nine-year-old conservative government led by Scott Morrison suffered a historic defeat. It has been reduced to its smallest share of seats in the national parliament in more than 70 years.

Is the climate crisis truly serious? What actions can we take?

Originally posted on The Curious Mag:
What is climate change and isn’t it a natural process? The ‘climate crisis’ refers to global climate change that is happening too rapidly for the world to adapt. Climate Change means rising average temperatures which cause extreme weather events, shifting wildlife populations and habitats, rising sea levels, and a…

How to defuse the ‘carbon bomb’ crisis

As the Guardian’s new ‘climate bombs’ series shows, there are 195 gigantic oil and gas projects underway around the world that would each result in at least one billion tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions over their lifetimes, in total equivalent to around 18 years of current global emissions.

Just Stop Oil is only the start of a worldwide ‘spring uprising’

Just Stop Oil, the climate activist campaign that threatened to shut down the UK’s fossil fuel distribution network and supporters of Extinction Rebellion, began coordinated blockades at 10 oil terminals across the Midlands and south east of England.

Climate change has some nasty surprises in store

The American West is suffering from a two-decade megadrought that is being exacerbated by the climate crisis.

The reservoir on the Colorado River behind Hoover Dam has become so depleted that Las Vegas is now pumping water from deeper within Lake Mead, which also stretches into Arizona.

Saving our climate is possible – but it requires action now

Fiona Harvey “It’s now or never, if we want to limit global warming to 1.5C.” That was the stark verdict of the final instalment of the most important scientific report on the climate ever compiled. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, made up of the world’s leading climate scientists, published the third part of itsContinue reading “Saving our climate is possible – but it requires action now”

IPCC Climate Change Report Upstaged by Ukraine

Originally posted on Dare to Know:
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its Sixth Report in the midst of Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine. Find out why the unfortunate timing has diverted attention from a growing global crisis. We can’t say that nobody warned us. Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius discovered the fact that releasing…

Good reason to speak to climate deniers

Even when many scientists and groups warned about the bad situation of climate change there are still lots of deniers walking around, blind to what might come to happen.

Can turning down our radiators turn up the heat on Putin?

Fiona Harvey looking at our use of gas.

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