April 15, 2022

Quick Climate Links: Michael Slezak discusses threat to Great Barrier Reef; Matt Bevan takes us back as we listen to someone who undertstood the climate crisis four decades ago and, even then, had likely solutions

Quick Climate Links: Michael Slezak discusses threat to Great Barrier Reef; Matt Bevan takes us back as we listen to someone who undertstood the climate crisis four decades ago and, even then, had likely solutions

The ABC's national environment reporter, Michael Slezak, ponders whether or not a billion-dollar funding boost will save Australia's Great Barrier Reef - in the story "Can $1 billion save the Great Barrier Reef?".

And in the final episode of an eight-part series, Matt Bevan takes us back four decades to hear about the climate crisis - "The 49-year-old energy prophecy that is finally coming true".

Other Quick Climate Links for today are:

"Fracking near public water is bad for infant health";

"Europe starts drafting a ban on Russian oil imports.";

"Incredibly, current climate pledges could keep heating below 2C – but our work isn’t over";

"Universities must reject fossil fuel cash for climate research, say academics";

"Our food system isn't ready for the climate crisis";

"Springtime: why an ancient water system is being brought back to life in Spain";

"‘Black carbon’ threat to Arctic as sea routes open up with global heating";

"As a science journalist, I’m reconsidering having kids. I’m not the only one";

"Death Toll in South Africa Floods Passes 306";

"More Than 120 Dead After Tropical Storm Hits the Philippines";

"Climate change: COP26 promises will hold warming under 2C";

"Brazil accused of backsliding in updated climate pledge to UN";

"Alarm bells but little action as Horn of Africa faces unprecedented drought";

"California Reveals Its Plan to Phase Out New Gas-Powered Cars by 2035";

"Natural gas-fired generation peaked in 2020 amid growing renewable energy production: IEEFA";

"New book on climate change in national parks pleads for action to save our best idea";

"Is Netflix Transforming How Hollywood Approaches Climate Change?";

"Be like the Lorax: Legendary gardener’s plan to save the planet, one tree at a time";

"Can Australian made EV trucks drive us to net-zero?";

"Even the Cactus May Not Be Safe From Climate Change";

"Slow fashion: saving the planet with style";

"We must use Cop27 to transform energy and food systems";

"Leading scientists pitch for annual IPCC reports to keep climate on the agenda";

"Seven new oil and gas projects approved since IPCC report called for an end to fossil fuels";

"Maryland just passed one of the most aggressive climate laws in the US";

"Contract prices for renewable power are up 30%. What’s going on?";

"Fossil fuels v our future: young Montanans wage historic climate fight";

"TechScape: Will the video games industry ever confront its carbon footprint?".

Enjoy "Music for a Warming World".

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