Water Sensitive Urban Design – Just good design really

16 07 2012

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Water Sensitive Urban Design (with the really catchy acronym WSUD) is just really good design. Swales and rain gardens help clean water while adding to the overall beauty of an area, form and function. Why waste a resource when you can use it to water street trees, gardens and parks? Call your council or look up their website, see what they are doing in the WSUD space.

http://www.melbournewater.com.au/content/news_and_events/the_source/articles/200805302.asp





A brief history of ice cores.

4 07 2012

A brief history of ice cores.

Can I say that ice cores are cool? Anyway this is a great article on a climate science pioneer. These ice cores are so valuable in recording historical climate change.

Interesting comment in the article on tropical ice and the collapse of civilisations in South America.

It’s great this kind of work is going on. Would be nice if we got a bit better at listening to this stuff.





A study on human movement and society over continents

3 07 2012

A study on human movement and society over continents

This is a pretty interesting look at a possible causes of how humans interact and how societies have moved and interacted over time. 

 

As the article points out there are many holes in the research but there is also really good however brief discussion on other human geography factors. 

 

Humans are complex and this theory is another angle on how and why humans live the way they do





How big is the “great big new tax”?

2 07 2012

How big is the “great big new tax”?

Love simple graphics like this.





National Climate Change Adaption Research Facility Conference 2012

30 06 2012

A fantastic event in Melbourne, Australia, this month. Bringing together some of the worlds best climate change adaption practitioners to discuss and share ideas about climate change adaption.

http://www.nccarf.edu.au/





Adapting Ideas

30 06 2012

Just getting this blog up and going. I hope this will be a useful resource for information and cool ideas about adapting our communities to a changing climate.

Stay tuned,

Adapting Ideas








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