Extreme weather in 2023 due to climate change

This article summarises events in 2023 associated with extreme weather linked to climate change. 25 Apr 2023. World’s ice melting five times faster than in the 90s Polar ice is melting at an unprecedented rate and accounts for a quarter of all sea level rise, researchers say. “Ice losses from Greenland and Antarctica have rapidly… Continue reading Extreme weather in 2023 due to climate change


Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy satellite view (Modis)

Hurricane Sandy was a tropical hurricane that formed over the Caribbean and tracked north. It made landfall on the New Jersey south coast at Atlantic City, south of New York at approximately 20:00 (8pm) Monday 29 October 2012 EDT (11:00am Tuesday 30 October 2012 AEST). The storm has been assessed at three times the size of Cyclone… Continue reading Hurricane Sandy


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