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Forbes Article Concludes 93% of Public Companies Facing Climate Risk, Only 12% Disclosing Risk

A new Forbes article concludes that 93 percent of public companies face risk from climate change, but only 12 percent are actually disclosing that risk to the public and their shareholders. The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...
by The New Carbon Cycle on Jul 13, 2016

McKinsey Article Concludes Good News for Emissions: US and EU Emissions Down, Economies UP

McKinsey and Company director Scott Nyquist authored on article entitled Great News on Emissions. Really. He concludes that the US and EU have cut emissions while growing their economies. His article... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we...
by The New Carbon Cycle on Jul 12, 2016

What immigration means for Australia’s climate-change policies

After dipping my foot into the murky waters of human population demography a few years ago, I’m a little surprised that I find myself here again. But this time I’m not examining what the future of the global human population might be and...
by Conservation Bytes on Jun 11, 2016

Most-Bestest Environment Minister in the World, Ever

Australia has an appalling environmental record — hell, I have even written an entire book on our sorry state of environmental affairs. Of course, environmental damage is a slow accumulation of bad political decisions, neglect, corruption, greed an...
by Conservation Bytes on Apr 3, 2016

Most-Bestest Environment Minister in the World, Ever

Australia has an appalling environmental record — hell, I have even written an entire book on our sorry state of environmental affairs. Of course, environmental damage is a slow accumulation of bad political decisions, neglect, corruption, greed an...
by Conservation Bytes on Apr 3, 2016

We generally ignore the big issues

I’ve had a good week at Stanford University with Paul Ehrlich where we’ve been putting the final touches1 on our book. It’s been taking a while to put together, but we’re both pretty happy with the result, which should be publ...
by Conservation Bytes on Aug 11, 2014

New Threatened Species Commissioner lacks teeth

Published today on ABC Environment. – Greg Hunt, the Coalition Government’s Minister for the Environment, today announced what appears to be one of the only environmental promises kept from their election campaign in 2013: to appoint a Threat...
by Conservation Bytes on Jul 2, 2014

A convenient truth: global push for carbon-based conservation

I’ve just written an article for the Australian River Restoration Centre‘s RipRap magazine, and they have given me permission to reproduce it here. – The brave, new green world of the carbon economy hasn’t exactly taken off as des...
by Conservation Bytes on May 18, 2014

What Do “Primordial Soup” and Climate Change Solutions Have in Common?

In my last blog, I mentioned the class I am teaching at in Climate Change Law at the University of Texas Law School. One of my classes I mentioned consisted of inviting several companies and the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...
by The New Carbon Cycle on Apr 19, 2014

South Australia’s tattered environmental remains

Yesterday I gave the second keynote address at the South Australia Natural Resource Management (NRM) Science Conference at the University of Adelaide (see also a brief synopsis of Day 1 here). Unfortunately, I’m missing today’s talks beca...
by Conservation Bytes on Apr 15, 2014

Eye on the taiga

Dun! Dun, dun, dun! Dun, dun dun! Dun, dun, daaaaah! I’ve waited nearly two years to do that, with possibly our best title yet for a peer-reviewed paper: Eye on the taiga: removing global policy impediments to safeguard the boreal forest (rece...
by Conservation Bytes on Mar 23, 2014

Australia’s (latest) war on the environment

Yes, the signs were there, but they weren’t clandestine messages writ in the stars or in the chaos of tea-leaf dregs. We saw this one coming, but Australians chose to ignore the warning signs and opt for the American political model of extremis...
by Conservation Bytes on Mar 3, 2014

Incentivise to keep primary forests intact

I know – ‘incentivise’ is one of those terrible wank words of business speak. But to be heard by the economically driven, one must learn their guttural and insensitive language. I digress … Today’s post is merely a repos...
by Conservation Bytes on Feb 7, 2014

Terrestrial biodiversity’s only chance is avoided deforestation

Today I was shocked, stunned and pleasantly (for a change) surprised. Australia has its first ‘avoided deforestation’ carbon farming project. It is understandable that this sort of news doesn’t make the Jane & Joe Bloggs of the...
by Conservation Bytes on Jan 23, 2014

King for a day – what conservation policies would you make?

I have been thinking a lot lately about poor governance and bad choices when it comes to biodiversity conservation policy. Perhaps its all that latent anger arising from blinkered, backward policies recently implemented by conservative state and nati...
by Conservation Bytes on Nov 28, 2013

Quantity, but not quality – slow recovery of disturbed tropical forests

It is a sobering statistic that most of the world’s tropical forests are not ‘primary’ – that is, those that have not suffered some alteration or disturbance from humans (previously logged, cleared for agriculture, burned, etc...
by Conservation Bytes on Nov 7, 2013

Guilty until proven innocent

The precautionary principle – the idea that one should adopt an approach that minimises risk – is so ingrained in the mind of the conservation scientist that we often forget what it really means, or the reality of its implementation in ma...
by Conservation Bytes on Jul 18, 2013

Carbon Credits: Understanding the Use and Importance

Information on Carbon Credit One challenge facing the human race is that of GLOBAL WARMING. Global warming is the rise in the average temperature of Earth’s atmosphere and oceans. Carbon... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.indian...
by Indian Tax Updates on Jun 6, 2013

A carbon economy can help save our species too

We sent out this media release the other day, but it had pretty poor pick-up (are people sick of the carbon price wars?). Anyway, I thought it prudent to reprint here on CB.com. – Will Australia’s biodiversity benefit from the new carbon...
by Conservation Bytes on May 20, 2013

Let the planting begin

I had a great morning today checking out the progress of our carbon-biodiversity planting experiment out at Monarto Zoo. What a fantastic effort! Briony Horner and her team have made some amazing progress. If you haven’t read about what we̵...
by Conservation Bytes on Apr 2, 2013


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