Last updated: 28/09/2012
After six successful years as a leading not-for-profit voluntary carbon offset organisation, Climate Positive has decided to close its doors and allocate its remaining capital to climate change action groups.
The plummeting price of carbon offset products in the voluntary market has made the business’ model unviable. Equally, the lack of a genuine connection between very low carbon offset prices and the ‘real’ price of carbon pollution has reduced the incentive for the organization to remain active in the market.
Government could save $2.5 billion over 20 years, research suggests.
Back in March Climate Spectator explained how the large proportion of wind in South Australia's electricity supply has been pushing out fossil fuel power generation and reducing CO2 emissions.
In 2012, the Arctic Sea Ice hit a stunning new record low. Rutgers scientist Jennifer Francis explains how this changes weather for billions of people in the Northern Hemisphere. Plus the Director of the Snow and Ice Data Center, Mark Serreze on record and what it means, and analysis from polar scientist Jennifer Bitz, U of Washington. In depth, direct from top scientists. Radio Ecoshock 120912 (1 hour).
The record loss of Arctic sea ice this summer will echo throughout the weather patterns affecting the U.S. and Europe this winter, climate scientists said on Wednesday, since added heat in the Arctic influences the jet stream and may make extreme weather and climate events more likely.
A simple, useful guide to communicating climate change. There seems to be a subtle shift underway in the cultural valence of climate change.
CSIRO's landmark Australia-wide assessment of the impacts of climate change on biodiversity and the National Reserve System will inform future management of Australia's protected areas.
Just like in Australia, it's not renewables driving up the price of German electricity, but utility companies and their growing profits.
Free solar for social housing, and many healthy returns.
The federal government yesterday scrapped its plan to cut a large chunk of Australia's greenhouse gas emissions by buying out some of Australia's most polluting coal fired power plants.