People who fear the solutions to climate change, such as increased regulation of industry, are more likely to deny that there is a problem in the first place – what psychologists call “motivated disbelief”.
Tuesday 21 June 2016
The fossil fuel industry has spent many millions of dollars on confusing the public about climate change.
Marine scientists working on the XL Catlin Seaview Survey were shocked to see as much as half of corals in Big Island and other sites in Maui, Hawaii had died as a result of unusually hot conditions in 2015.
Tuesday 21 June 2016
University of Queensland scientists are concerned about news from the US National Ocean and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) that coral bleaching is likely to continue as h
Urbanisation, changing land practices, pollution and unsustainable fishing combine to mean more than 60 per cent of the world’s coral reefs are under immediate threat.
Thursday 9 June 2016
Researchers have distilled 40 years of coastal marine restoration studies into a set of powerful guidelines for anyone hoping to rejuvenate coastal habitats.
The key for any roadmap to deliver its intended outcome is the successful implementation of its proposals.
Thursday 26 May 2016
On Friday, the Coalition made a low-key announcement of its new Low Emissions Technology Roadmap.
The Queensland Government has committed A$90 million over the next four years specifically for water quality on the Great Barrier Reef.
Thursday 26 May 2016
Current measures are not enough to protect the Great Barrier Reef, according to experts in a government report released today.
Relief funds can sometimes remove the incentive to buy insurance or take steps to reduce risks
Tuesday 17 May 2016
University of Queensland researchers have found that more needs to be done to make coastal communities aware of the expected impacts of climate change.
The team sampled 12 sites (about 18 km of reef) spanning three locations in southern Taiwan.
Monday 16 May 2016
In what represents a somewhat unconventional survey trip, this trip has felt a bit like being in a band, in that we have travelled the length and breadth of Taiwan in a b
An Ask Me Anything session about scientific consensus on the online forum Reddit generated 154,000 page views.
Friday 13 May 2016
It’s been almost a month since the paper I co-authoured on the synthesis of research into the scientific consensus on climate change was published.
Researchers estimate there is at least a 175 times increase in likelihood of hot March months because of the human influence on the climate.
Friday 29 April 2016
The worst bleaching event on record has affected corals across the Great Barrier Reef in the last few months.
Politicians of almost all persuasions, as well as the majority of scientists, now agree that action needs to be taken on a global scale if the world is to continue to enjoy the benefits of a stable climate.
Thursday 28 April 2016
Labor has announced the climate policy it will take to the federal election, including a return to carbon pricing under an emissions trading scheme.
The Great Barrier Reef is in grave danger. The twin perils brought by climate change – an increase in the temperature of the ocean and in its acidity – threaten its very existence. – Sir David Attenborough
Monday 25 April 2016
Over three weeks, Australians have been taken on an incredible journey through the biology, beauty and wonder of the Great Barrier Reef, guided by Sir David Attenborough.
Bleaching on Lizard Island 2016. Photo: XL Catlin Seaview Survey.
Wednesday 20 April 2016
More than half of the corals in many parts of the Great Barrier Reef are dying as unprecedented mass bleaching spreads across Australia's coral reef.
Only 15 per cent of Australians are aware there is strong scientific agreement on climate change
Wednesday 13 April 2016
A University of Queensland social scientist has confirmed 97 per cent of climate scientists agree global warming is caused by people.
Implications of the 2016 GBR bleaching event are not fully understood. Photo: Coral CoE
Tuesday 12 April 2016
A new study has found that Great Barrier Reef (GBR) corals were able to survive past bleaching events because they were exposed to a pattern of gradually warming waters i
The Veefil chargers can provide a range of up to 70 kilometres for every 15 minutes of charging – about 10-times faster than traditional charging options.
Thursday 7 April 2016
The University of Queensland is embracing the future of sustainable transport, installing four solar-powered electric vehicle chargers at its St Lucia and Gatton campuses


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