Australian regional economies and the environment will be the winners from innovative new technology that converts nutrient pollution from industry and municipal water treatment into valuable algae biomass. That’s the finding of the latest Australia21 report, ‘Opportunities for an expanded algal industry in Australia’.
Inaction won’t save the world from the threat of mass extinction, from an asteroid or our own mistakes. So Australian universities must find intelligent alternatives.
Dismiss the ‘bleeding heart’ greenies if you must; dismiss the overwhelming science if you dare; but dismiss these US military insiders at your peril.
Australia21 Director and ANU Professor Emeritus Bob Douglas: Australia should take the lead on research and teaching to avoid the collapse of civilisation and the demise of our species. […]
Australia21 Directors, Paul Barratt (Chair) and Ian Dunlop, are two initial signatories amongst more than 20 prominent Australians and others who have signed the Climate Emergency Declaration calling on Parliament […]
A21 Director Ian Dunlop on climate change – risk and opportunity:
Sensible climate policy has been dismantled, replaced with token gestures. Unfortunately, the evidence is piling up, along with the economic cost of extreme weather events, to the point where continued denialism is simply economic illiteracy.In the national interest, emergency action is long overdue.The changes needed will require unprecedented co-operation, and statesmanship of the highest order. It is too much to expect the male-dominated, eminence-grise of the incumbency to rise to the occasion, but women might.
On the 9th December 2014, Australia21 Director, Professor Bob Douglas presented at the University of Canberra as a guest speaker for the launch of the new book “Climate Change and Global Health” Edited by Colin Butler. The book comprises 30 chapters, and brings together the work of 56 authors from 19 countries.