Climate Change

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The Rebound Effect

Paraphrasing Newton, every action has a reaction. This week’s blog is on the phenomenon of the Rebound. And no, we are not talking about your love life or a basketball move… The idea of the Rebound Effect has been tossed around social science circles since the 19th century.[1] In life cycle assessment we look at … Continue reading

Biofuels – the good, the bad, and the dirty

We all know that driving our cars around town creates a lot of GHG emissions that are not helping the global warming crisis. We know that burning fossil fuels for transport energy contributes to pollution and climate change. But does buying ethanol or biodiesel to fuel our cars actually mitigate any of the carbon emissions? … Continue reading

The Myth of Food Miles

Are you a locavore? Eating locally-sourced food is fast becoming the new food trend in Australia, particularly as we swelter in the Southern states from the record temperatures, or clean up after yet another flood in Queensland and Northern NSW. Climate Change is touted as the issue of this century, and everyday consumers are doing … Continue reading

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