Expected effects of climate change on hailstorms vary markedly by region, says a new international review involving UNSW Sydney.
Methane is colorless, odorless and its contribution to global warming is 25 times greater than carbon dioxide (CO2). Also, it represents 5-7% of energy loss from dairy cows in standard diets, negatively affecting animal production.
The beginning of 2021 is a time to reflect on 2020’s highs and lows, its successes and failures. In Australia’s case, the comparison of our response to COVID-19 and climate change could not be starker.
Mangroves are notable carbon accumulators, recently named Blue Carbon (BC) primarily to portray the significant contribution of these ecosystems to global carbon sequestration and climate change mitigation.
Multi-dimensional poverty and inequality continue to persist in Africa’s societies.
The majority of African livelihoods rely on income from agricultural activities, which makes them vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. At the same time, the population on the continent is fast growing, which translates into rapid expansion of urban areas and associated infrastructural needs.
It is clear nowadays that there are marked differences in the way climate and environmental changes and how their effects on health and their implications have been managed, both in terms of countries’ success in preserving the health of their citizens, and in the magnitude of inequalities. Unfortunately, no matter how bad climate and environmental changes were before the pandemic, and no matter how hard it exposed the inequalities in our society, the post-pandemic world may experience even greater climatic and environmental changes and inequalities.