The time for action on climate change is now

By Mike Ritchie – Managing Director, MRA Consulting Group The iconic photographs of an in-ground swimming pool stranded on a Collaroy Beach last month are a stark reminder of what severe storms and king tides can and will do to our coastline with ongoing sea level rise. The Insurance Council of Australia has said that…

Local organics action to help the Great Barrier Reef

By Virginia Brunton – Principal Consultant (Organics) and Mike Ritchie – Director, MRA Consulting Group The Great Barrier Reef is exposed to increasing pressures from climate change, rising sea temperatures, ocean acidification, land-based runoff and other pressures. The summer of 2016 has been bad for the Great Barrier Reef (the Reef), one of Australia’s most…

Record-breaking heat shows world ‘losing battle’ against climate change, Alan Finkel tells Q&A

Originally published by ABC News Australia’s chief scientist has warned the planet is “losing the battle” against climate change, after new data showed February set a “completely unprecedented” record for the hottest month since global records began. The data released by NASA compared each month going back to 1880 against average temperatures between 1951 and…