OUR CHANGING CLIMATE
Climate change mitigation and adaptation: Managing our climate and society
Focus issue 202 June 2017
PARIS COMMITMENTS MEAN SOME WORK FOR AUSTRALIA
By Lorraine Stephenson
Australia is the 13th largest GHG emitter in the world. Our mitigation target must constitute an effective response to climate science and represent a fair share of the global collective burden.
WHAT’S CLIMATE CHANGE DOING TO OUR WATER?
By Graham Hawke
"In the face of this protracted drought and the prospect of long-term climate change we need a radical change in our water management practices.” – John Howard, Prime Minister, 25 January 2007
INTERVENTION ECOLOGY: A NEW ERA FOR CORAL REEFS?
By John Gunn, Line Bay and Russell Reichelt
Consecutive years of coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef underscore the urgent need to add new interventions to the reef manager’s toolbox
FINDING ENERGY SECURITY IN A CHANGING CLIMATE
By Bruce Godfrey and John Söderbaum
Since the electricity sector is the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in Australia, it must play a leading role in reducing these emissions.
ADAPTING AUSTRALIAN AGRICULTURE TO CLIMATE CHANGE
By Snow Barlow and Joanne Daly
Climatic trends are initiating substantial shifts in land use as farmers seek to manage the emerging climate risks and seize any opportunities that they present.
PERSONAL TRANSPORT IN A CHANGING WORLD
By Hugh Bradlow
We need to start planning a society that is free of human drivers and internal combustion engines by the early 2030s.
Also in this issue:
- Australia needs a new water reform strategy
- ATSE puts ageing in the spotlight
- Australian of the Year at Innovation Dinner
- National framework for electricity grid
- Priming Grants awarded
- Research priorities: are they useful?
- Meeting the challenges of global food and nutritional security