It’s been a long, long time since I last blogged about the expedition, which is probably attributable to blood pressure. Being in the hot seat of an expedition is incredibly exciting and rewarding, but also incredibly taxing. You are responsible for an awful lot, but I don’t think I’d have it any other way. Against… Read More Perhentians: Ready at Last!
A ‘developed’, ‘western’ economy with abundant potential renewable energy resources is sure to be heading towards low-carbon energy policy, right? Sadly, in Australia, this couldn’t be further from the case. Renewables make up just 14% of Australia’s energy mix, with Natural Gas contributing another 13%. This is where it gets ugly: the remaining 73% of… Read More The Australia Problem: Energy and Emissions
AUSTRALIA’S THREAT Australia is predicted to be one of the nations to be most affected by climate change, and it isn’t difficult to see why. Even with a small temperature rise of around 1 degree centigrade, the IUCN has stated that this would be enough to render many endemic species extinct. With 87% of Australian… Read More The Australia Problem: Climate Threat
Climate change deniers are just normal people, like you and I. Their (misguided) arguments permeate the internet; numerous blogs, social media accounts and websites exist dedicated to their cause. It is widely accepted that global warming is a real phenomenon, and is caused by us. There is a 97% consensus from thousands of scientists across… Read More The Anatomy of Climate Change Denial
After a year out of university due to illness, I finally returned this week to start second year afresh. With most of my lecturers (and old friends) out in California and New York on a field trip, my first week back was decidedly bereft of lectures themselves, with only 3 actually taking place! All the… Read More Back to University: Week 1 Review