climate change Archives - Rivers of Carbon

  • Australian soils play major role in global carbon sequestration

    Australia is one of ten countries that account for 60% of the 680 billion tonnes of carbon stored in the top 30cm of soil around the world. According to a major project launched late last year by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations, action should be taken to protect these natural […]

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  • Stone Age to ‘drone age’: using technology for reforestation

    A team of scientists are fighting climate change by dragging reforestation technology from the Stone Age to the ‘drone age’. In November last year, scientists in Thailand sent a drone on a test mission – not to target an enemy hiding in the forest below, but to bring new life to woodlands by “bombing” them with […]

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  • A need for clear communication – exploring the links between extreme weather and climate change

    What are the connections to human-caused climate change? And how can we best communicate what the most recent science is telling us about human-induced and natural changes to weather and climate? There is still widespread confusion about the linkages between human-induced climate change and extreme weather, not only among the public, but also among some […]

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  • Climate change: must we, can we, will we change?

    Here at the Australian River Restoration Centre, we love TED talks. We think that they are a great way to share ideas and be inspired. This one is a fascinating look at climate change. In it, Al Gore presents ‘A Case for Optimism on Climate Change’. He poses three questions that will determine the future […]

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  • Farming carbon as our future crop?

    We recently read this thought provoking article in The Conversation about how storing carbon could become part of a viable and productive farming system, we thought you might enjoy it too so have summarised the key points: Currently, there are several competing forces putting pressure on Australian agricultural land. A growing global population is placing […]

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  • How is the state of our climate, and how can we respond with optimism and not despair?

    The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) recently released a statement on the Status of the Climate in 2015, highlighting the concerning trends in the changing climate that have continued into 2016.  Unfortunately some of the changes reported include the following: Ocean Heat and Sea Level: Large areas of the world’s oceans, particularly in the central and eastern Pacific […]

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  • Managing your land for the future: resilience and adaptation for climate change forum

    Want to know more about the predicted impacts of climate change in the Murrumbidgee region?  Then get along to this forum being held on the 18th and 19th of March.  Climate change adaptation experts, landholders and community representatives will be sharing their knowledge and responses to the shifting seasonal patterns and more extreme droughts and […]

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  • What is the best way to protect us from climate change? Save our ecosystems.

    When we think about climate change, we often think about building new infrastructure to keep the sea from lapping at our doors, or engineering new ways of moving water through drying landscapes, but in an insightful article James Watson and Tara Martin point out that if we look after our planet’s ecosystems they will look […]

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  • Climate change and extreme weather: understanding the link

    The CSIRO’s Ecos Newsletter had this interesting article written by Virginia Tressider to share…. “One weather event is not climate change,” is the explanation commonly heard following an extreme weather event. This helps put the event in context since climate and weather are not the same thing. Usually we view climate change as long-term trends […]

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  • Feeding a Hungry Nation: Climate change, food and farming in Australia – new Climate Council report

    Lesley Hughes and Will Steffan are the authors of a new Climate Change Report that provides an update on climate change, food and farming in Australia… The price, quality and seasonality of Australia’s food is increasingly being affected by climate change with Australia’s future food security under threat, our new report has revealed.  Australia’s food […]

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