Antarctic warming part of longer trend

From ABC Science Online, News in Science, 23 August 2012: The rapid warming of the Antarctic Peninsula may partly be due to a long-term trend that began long before the Industrial Revolution, according to a team of Australian, British and French researchers. But, they say, warming in the past 100 years has been unusual and, Continue reading Antarctic warming part of longer trend

Uncertain future for international forest scheme

From ABC Environment, 19 June: TO INDUSTRIAL NATIONS scrabbling desperately for ways to reduce their carbon debt, the idea was instantly appealing: invest in developing-world projects that either prevent a forest from being cleared, or replant an area that has been cleared, thus reducing global carbon emissions, and earn carbon credits in the process. With Continue reading Uncertain future for international forest scheme

Indonesia’s peatlands a testground for REDD+

From Ecos magazine, June 2012: Once home to one of the world’s largest unbroken stretches of tropical peatlands, Indonesia’s Central Kalimantan region has suffered badly from environmental mismanagement in recent years. Its devastated peatlands are now the focus of an Australian–Indonesian restoration effort that is using the region as a demonstration project for reducing global Continue reading Indonesia’s peatlands a testground for REDD+

Waste Not – a film by the Total Environment Centre

We lived in a world of waste. Vast amounts of limited resources are discarded into landfill each day, representing a loss that can never be recouped. But what if all this waste could instead be turned into opportunity? In its brilliant documentary Waste Not, the Total Environment Centre explores what we waste, how we waste Continue reading Waste Not – a film by the Total Environment Centre

Speech at the Innovative Industries Conference 2010, Caloundra

I had the honour of giving a presentation at the recent 2010 Innovative Industries Conference on the Sunshine coast, talking about the sixth wave of innovation and how to succeed in a resource-limited world. The conference is a fantastic think-tank opportunity for small to medium enterprise. Speakers covered a range of important subjects including marketing, Continue reading Speech at the Innovative Industries Conference 2010, Caloundra

Insurance companies: unlikely planet saviours

From ABC Environment, 5 July 2010: Insurance companies stand to lose a lot of money if the climate changes in unpredictable ways so they have become partners in the push to save the globe. EVEN ON THE ALREADY enlarged scale of renewable energy projects, DESERTEC is ambitious. It aims to build more than 16,000 square Continue reading Insurance companies: unlikely planet saviours