Australia glows orange on this map, showing that we have outstanding wind and sun resources. And we have abundant minerals, like iron ore and lithium. So, Australia can act on climate and become a renewable energy superpower. Wins for our climate, industry, jobs, and prosperity. See Australia: A Renewable Energy Superpower
Image Source: The global map of wind and solar potential is from the “Beyond Zero Emissions” 2015 publication “Zero Carbon Australia: Renewable Energy Superpower”.
The critical danger: Heat amplifying feedbacks
The hotter our planet gets, the hotter it will get.
Burning fossil fuels has set in train planetary processes which are amplifying the current heating. For example, global heating is melting permafrost, which is releasing methane, which is increasing global heating.
|More global heating
|More melting of ice containing methane
|More greenhouse gasses
|More methane in the air
These vicious heating feedback cycles could end life as we know it, so we need urgent climate action.
The inefficiency of hydrogen.
Using hydrogen is often inefficient, e.g., battery electric cars are more efficient than hydrogen cars: Driving a car powered by green hydrogen uses about 2.3 times more renewable electricity than a car with a lithium-ion battery. We need to be wary of the current excitement about hydrogen.
Climate change evidence
Convergence: The basis for scientific confidence
Make your Australian Senate vote count.
Have you ever wondered (1) how the Australian Senate voting system works, (2) about strategies to ease voting for individuals below-the-line, or (3) how to oppose undesirable candidates? See Australian Senate voting strategies.
I have urged climate action on this website since 2009.
I also present “amplifying feedback” as a process that can help us understand climate change and human problems like addictions. Amplifying feedback cycles are driving change all around us; and this led to my website’s name, “Feedback Reigns”.
Site Author: Andrew Gunner
See My background.
Updated: 26 October 2023