The last three months (from September 2019) in Australia have changed everything in the way many people in Australia view fire risk and climate change. Trending reduced rainfall and higher temperatures, which have multiple negative effects on wetland ecosystems including risk of fire have raised the probability and potential impact of close vicinity wetland housing developments to an unacceptable level of risk. In December 2019, 27 leading health and medical organisations in Australia signed a joint statement calling on the Federal and NSW governments to respond to the public health emergency associated with persistent air… Read More
The Protect Ningaloo web site reports that the ‘historic Save Ningaloo Reef campaign that ran from 2000-2005 was supported by organisations such as the Conservation Council of WA – the state’s premier environmental NGO and the Australian Marine Conservation Society – the nation’s peak marine charity, researchers, tourism operators, rec-fishers, birders and enthusiastic amateur nature lovers from all over the world‘. It seemed that marine sanctuaries and conservation attempts were being heard and acted upon. However, many great steps forward have been trampled on and discarded in the last decade. Ningaloo Reef… Read More
The accelerated expansion of deforestation in tropical forest like the Amazon is an emergency. It requires a united front of organisations that can use a variety of means and actions to reverse the projection of massive forest loss. Another tipping point will soon be past. What can we do?