Breaking Waves: Ocean News https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-waves en Overwhelming majority believe Australia is already experiencing climate change https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/overwhelming-majority-believe-australia-already-experiencing-climate-change <p>Climate of the Nation report finds 80% think heating effects are now being felt and only 12% back government’s ‘gas-led recovery’</p> <p>Battling a global pandemic and the first recession in 30 years has not prompted Australians to worry less about the impacts of climate change, and a substantial majority of voters believe we are already experiencing the effects of warming, according to an authoritative snapshot of community attitudes.</p> <p><a href="https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/overwhelming-majority-believe-australia-already-experiencing-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 27 Oct 2020 20:24:14 +0000 admin 79764 at https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org ABC flagship current affair programs didn't cover climate change adequately, report finds https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/abc-flagship-current-affair-programs-didnt-cover-climate-change-adequately-report-find <p>A conservation group commissioned ex-ABC journalist Jonathan Holmes to investigate if political pressure was a factor</p> <p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/oct/28/the-abc-must-be-relevant-to-all-but-that-doesnt-mean-telling-people-what-they-want-to-hear">Holmes: Relevance doesn’t mean telling people what they want to hear</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/abc-flagship-current-affair-programs-didnt-cover-climate-change-adequately-report-find" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:00:22 +0000 admin 79763 at https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org Beaches can survive sea-level rises as long as they have space to move https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/beaches-can-survive-sea-level-rises-long-they-have-space-move <p>An international team of coastal scientists has dismissed suggestions that half the world's beaches could become extinct over the course of the 21st century.</p> Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:37:29 +0000 admin 79762 at https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org Industrial emissions set to rise for another decade despite Coalition's pledge to cut carbon pollution https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/industrial-emissions-set-rise-another-decade-despite-coalitions-pledge-cut-carbon-poll <p>Analysis shows Australia’s industrial greenhouse gas emissions are projected to increase by 77% between 2005 and 2030</p> <p>Australia’s skyrocketing industrial greenhouse gas emissions are projected to increase by 77% between 2005 and 2030, the period over which the Coalition has promised to cut national carbon pollution.</p> <p><a href="https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/industrial-emissions-set-rise-another-decade-despite-coalitions-pledge-cut-carbon-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:30:18 +0000 admin 79761 at https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org 'Sleeping giant' Arctic methane deposits starting to release, scientists find https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/sleeping-giant-arctic-methane-deposits-starting-release-scientists-find <p>Exclusive: expedition discovers new source of greenhouse gas off East Siberian coast has been triggered</p> <p>Scientists have found evidence that frozen methane deposits in the Arctic Ocean – known as the “sleeping giants of the carbon cycle” – have started to be released over a large area of the continental slope off the East Siberian coast, the Guardian can reveal.</p> <p><a href="https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/sleeping-giant-arctic-methane-deposits-starting-release-scientists-find" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:40:57 +0000 admin 79760 at https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org ‘Old and unsafe’ cars sent to developing world fuelling air pollution, report finds https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/old-and-unsafe-cars-sent-developing-world-fuelling-air-pollution-report-finds <p>Poor quality of used vehicles exported from the US, Europe and Japan are hindering efforts to mitigate climate breakdown, says UN</p> <p>Millions of used motor vehicles exported from the US, Europe and Japan to developing countries are of poor quality and are contributing significantly to air pollution, according a new UN report.</p> <p><a href="https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/old-and-unsafe-cars-sent-developing-world-fuelling-air-pollution-report-finds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:38:06 +0000 admin 79759 at https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org A beloved Jamaican beach is succumbing to climate change. It won’t be the last https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/beloved-jamaican-beach-succumbing-climate-change-it-won-t-be-last <p>Climate change is eroding beaches all over the Caribbean – even though the region contributes a tiny fraction of the emissions heating the planet</p> <p>Sunbathing mothers keep an anxious eye out for children enjoying horseback rides, as groups of young men engage in energetic games of beach football and cricket. Further along, a boombox blasts as the smell of fresh fish wafts across the shoreline.</p> <p><a href="https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/beloved-jamaican-beach-succumbing-climate-change-it-won-t-be-last" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:00:54 +0000 admin 79758 at https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org Federal minister gives green light for koala habitat to be bulldozed for Port Stephens quarry https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/federal-minister-gives-green-light-koala-habitat-be-bulldozed-port-stephens-quarry <p>Conservationists accuse Sussan Ley of choosing ‘rocks over koalas’ after she approved 52 hectares of habitat destruction to expand Brandy Hill quarry</p> <p>More than 50 hectares of koala habitat in the New South Wales town of Port Stephens is set to be cleared after the federal environment minister, Sussan Ley, approved the expansion of a quarry.</p> <p><a href="https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/federal-minister-gives-green-light-koala-habitat-be-bulldozed-port-stephens-quarry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 27 Oct 2020 07:46:38 +0000 admin 79757 at https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org BP leads energy companies preparing two major UK carbon capture projects https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/bp-leads-energy-companies-preparing-two-major-uk-carbon-capture-projects <p>17m tonnes of carbon dioxide to be stored beneath the North Sea every year</p> <p>After decades spent extracting fossil fuels from the UK’s North Sea, a consortium of oil companies is preparing to pump Britain’s greenhouse gas emissions back beneath the seabed to help meet the government’s climate ambitions.</p> <p>BP has set out plans to lead an alliance of energy companies in siphoning off the carbon dioxide from factory flues under new plans in which almost half the UK’s industrial emissions will be stored beneath the North Sea from 2026.</p> <p><a href="https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/bp-leads-energy-companies-preparing-two-major-uk-carbon-capture-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 27 Oct 2020 06:00:41 +0000 admin 79756 at https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org Why Amy Coney Barrett's addition to supreme court may undermine climate fight https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/why-amy-coney-barretts-addition-supreme-court-may-undermine-climate-fight <p>Barrett and five other conservative justices will wield considerable influence on climate change policy</p> <p>The supreme court is shifting right, at a pivotal moment when it could have the last word on how much the US contributes to battling the climate crisis.</p> <p><a href="https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/why-amy-coney-barretts-addition-supreme-court-may-undermine-climate-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 27 Oct 2020 00:14:02 +0000 admin 79755 at https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org