Cyclone Yasi

Tropical cyclone Yasi - MODIS satellite image

Cyclone Yasi is a category 5 tropical cyclone that impacted North Queensland on 23:00 Wednesday 2 February 2011. Cyclone Yasi details: Professor Ross Garnaut stated that scientists have predicted there would be more frequent extreme cyclones – though not necessarily more frequent cyclones – due to greenhouse gas emissions.[1][2] Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced that the… Continue reading Cyclone Yasi

Effects of climate change

The dangerous effects of climate change are becoming increasingly apparent. Climate policy is characterised by the habituation of low expectations and a culture of failure. There is an urgent need to understand global warming and the tipping points for dangerous impacts that we have already crossed as a sustainability emergency, that takes us beyond the politics of… Continue reading Effects of climate change