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Biology topics: Climate change


Geoengineering – can it help our planet keep its cool?
Making our mark – ecological footprints
Capturing the greenhouse gang
Acid test for the seas
Warmer and sicker? Global warming and human health
Coral bleaching – will global warming kill the reefs?
Carbon currency – the credits and debits of carbon emissions trading
The Southern Ocean and global climate
Enhanced greenhouse effect – a hot international issue

Geoengineering - can it help our planet keep its cool?
Geoengineering involves applying technology on a massive scale to change the Earth's environment. It might help to cool the Earth, but at what cost?

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Australian Government Department of Climate Change

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Making our mark – ecological footprints
Ecological footprints are being used to measure our impact on Earth and the results aren't good.

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Australian Government Department of Climate Change

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Capturing the greenhouse gang
The search is on for ways to capture greenhouse gases and store them out of harm's way.

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Australian Government Department of Climate Change

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Acid test for the seas
The basic facts on ocean acidification.

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Australian Government Department of Climate Change

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Warmer and sicker? Global warming and human health
Continued warming of the planet could have significant implications for human health. Coping with extreme heatwaves will be just one of our concerns.

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AGO logo The Australian Greenhouse Office is the lead Commonwealth agency on greenhouse matters

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Coral bleaching – will global warming kill the reefs?
Coral reefs are sensitive to environmental change. Recently, the frequency and distribution of coral bleaching have increased, and in 2002 the Great Barrier Reef experienced its worst case of coral bleaching on record.

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aims logo Australian Institute of Marine Science

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Carbon currency – the credits and debits of carbon emissions trading
The Kyoto Protocol is the first step towards stabilising global emissions of carbon dioxide. But what is carbon emissions trading and will it limit the enhanced greenhouse effect?

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AGO logo The Australian Greenhouse Office is the lead Commonwealth agency on greenhouse matters

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The Southern Ocean and global climate
Research shows that the Southern Ocean is crucial to the world's climate system.

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Antarctic CRC logo Cooperative Research Centre for Antarctica and the Southern Ocean DEST logo the Australian Government's National Innovation Awareness Strategy

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Enhanced greenhouse effect – a hot international issue
The Kyoto Protocol put the enhanced greenhouse effect in the spotlight. But what is the enhanced greenhouse effect and what are we doing about it?.

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