The Stream, October 6: Climate Change in Australia

The weather extremes in Australia are a dress rehearsal for the effects of climate change in the rest of the world, according to this Rolling Stone article.

Why is China leading the world in renewable energy investment? Will the Arctic be the next frontier for the geopolitics of energy in the 21st century? Economic expert Daniel Yergin talks about it all with Foreign Policy.

Acute power shortages will continue in parts of China in the upcoming winter and spring, as low rainfall reduces electrical generation, particularly hydroelectricity, Caixin reported.

Environment groups in Australia have rejected the Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s (MDBA) draft proposal for the sustainable management of the basin, which plans to return only 2,800 gigaliters of water to the environment, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.

The 2010 Amazon drought caused about as much damage to the basin as man-made deforestation in that year, according to U.S. researchers.

Foreign Policy published these tragic photos of Pakistan’s flood disaster.

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