Sustainable Futures

Rating: Jennie Goldie and Katharine Betts (eds). 2014. Sustainable Futures: Linking population, resources and the environment. CSIRO. ISBN 978 1 486 30189 8 When I first saw the sub-title I was transported back to my beginnings. Surely population, resources, environment was the name of the text and wasn’t it by the Ehrlich’s ? Yes on both counts and the issues they identified there are still with us but in slightly different ways. The authors are also still active, providing not […]

Atlas of Living Australia

Atlas of Living Australia is a detailed an multi-disciplinary site which is the local node of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Its aim is to act as a collator of information from a range of organisations so that the complexity of Australian flora and fauna can be more easily accessed. In practice, this is a very ambitious project.  Leaving aside the traditional information such as species and species maps, this site has open source software to collect field data, a […]

Climate Commission

Climate Commission. Australia’s answer to the study of climate change. Tends to be controversial in Australia partly due to the composition of the commission. It’s worth looking at to see how other nations react to climate change.