Learn about La Niña and El Niño

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology published an informative video to improve your understanding of the El Niño and La Niña and their impacts on our climate and weather. This “Understanding ENSO” video explains what El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is, how the cycle works including the science behind the phases, and the potential impacts on Australia’s climate and weather.

Thanks and credit to: Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)

Happy Earth Day 2023!

Another day to reflect and celebrate the past — then dream and prepare for a brighter future… Earth Day has been celebrated for 53 years and over that time, we have seen great wins for the environment — and sadly, plenty of disappointments… Today, this day, is the best time to start making a difference. But HOW? How can each of us make a difference?

Let’s highlight what others are doing to protect the environment (and thus people, plants, and animals too). There are some inspiring stories, great insights of “how-to” and hopefully some motivation to get underway yourself.

Like podcasts and listening while you work, walk, or drive?

Then iHeart Radio has a great collection of Earth Day podcasts (the first, with Bill Clinton, Matt Damon and Gary White (the latter runs water.org who provides clean drinking water and sanitary toilets for millions of people).

Want to deep dive into Climate Change Impact and other enviromental topics?

Harvard edX (in partnership with 2U) offers numerous courses to get you properly resourced and well positioned do do even more to protect our environment. We’re taking the The Health Effects of Climate Change course now (either FREE or receive more access, validated completion, and a certificate for a fee). Looking for something else? Here are dozens more courses to choose from…

There are countless ways — both BIG and small to make an impact and every single action helps. Please let us know what else you are doing or other good ideas you’ve seen.

Google has a global sustainability trends resource — check it out.

Working together — we CAN make a difference.

Happy Earth Day 2023!

Our Health is Compromised by Our Global Fossil Fuel Addicition

Climate change is affecting the health of people around the world; transitioning to net-zero emissions could be the greatest health opportunity this century

By Associate Professor Celia McMichael, Professor Kathryn Bowen and Professor Mark Stevenson, University of Melbourne

Climate change threatens to undermine the health of people around the world, with more intense and frequent extreme weather events, increased heatwave exposure, climate-related food insecurity, alteration in the spread of infectious diseases and exacerbated mental ill-health.

These are just some of the findings of the 2022 report of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change, published in The Lancet.

Read the article on PURSUIT

NOBURN Citizen Science

We’re happy to be supporting the University of Southern Cross’ NOBURN Citizen Science project.

NOBURN is the first of its kind citizen science project involving Australian communities in data collection and predictive modelling of bushfires, garnering interest in the science behind bushfires and creating awareness of the fire-susceptibility of our forests.


To find out more about the project and how you can participate — check out Dr. Sam’s video… we hope join us in supporting the project.