Hot and bothered

Dr Laurence Wainwright discussed how heatwaves can worsen certain mental health conditions on ABC Radio, through lack of sleep and dehydration and by worsening side effects and efficacy of certain medications. 


Cop28 action plan could reduce global cooling emissions by 96%

UAE daily newspaper The National interviewed Dr Radhika Khosla about the UN's new cooling report, which she led. "Unless this growth in cooling is met sustainably, it’s going to make the achievement of that net zero target [by 2050] very hard, because the rise in emissions that’s going to come from this cooling demand is extremely high," she said. 


Al Jaber says comments claiming there is ‘no science’ behind demands for phase-out of fossil fuels were ‘misinterpreted’ – Cop28 as it happened

A Smith School analysis has found rolling out CCS throughout the economy, rather than just in a handful of essential sectors, makes little sense from a financial perspective.

“Relying on mass deployment of CCS to facilitate high ongoing use of fossil fuels would cost society around a trillion dollars extra each year – it would be highly economically damaging,” says Dr Rupert Way.



Climate Plans That Rely Too Much on Carbon Removal Could Breach International Law

“There is no way to meet the Paris Agreement target of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees without removing some carbon dioxide from the atmosphere,” said Dr Rupert Stuart-Smith, a professor of climate law at the University of Oxford and lead author of the paper. But, he said, climate plans that do too little to cut emissions in the short term and lean too heavily on carbon removal over the long term could breach international law.