It’s a natural wonder of the world, but does the world even wonder about it?
As Earth Day comes and goes every year, so too do our sea levels elevate, suspended sediments reach ocean waters, and vulnerable coral communities in the Great Barrier Reef face thermal stress in reaction to climate change. The removal of 46 million cubic metres from the Great Barrier Reef’s sea-floor […]
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Australia’s fireproof democracy
One week before the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires the state of Victoria cooked like never before. On three consecutive days in late January the temperature exceeded 43 °C / 109 °F, scorching an already desiccated land and laying the foundations for the worst bushfires in Australian history. On the fateful day […]
Can we survive climate change without democracy?
After watching this video, my first thoughts were, ‘Island nations that emit .06% of global greenhouse gases are the ones that are disappearing…what?’ I think about what climate change means and I start to break it down, it means that our ecological system is changing, are we ready for it […]
The Human Costs of the Recession
It has been almost four years since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), however its effects are still being felt throughout the world. Although there is evidence to indicate the recovery is well underway, the unemployment numbers of youth, particularly in South East Asia and the Pacific, suggest a slightly different […]
Desalination Plants are Gaining Salience in Australia
Australia is a dry country, yet it boasts 59,736 kilometres of coastline (for a state/territory breakdown of coastal lengths, see the Australian Government’s Geoscience Education web page). While the supply of salt water is seemingly endless, the supply of fresh water is critically insufficient. The situation demands innovative solutions. Acknowledging […]