Hello World! (Post One)

Hello, and welcome to my new space on the internets. I chose the name the Reboot for a variety of reasons, both personal and thematic. Personally, I wanted a clean white page in front of me to work from and I wanted to make a fresh start in terms of subject matter. Topically, I want…

Scientists ‘losing climate fight’ (ABC)

A leading Australian climate change scientist says experts are losing the fight against sceptics, who are distorting the science of global warming. His comments come as a prominent British climate change sceptic tours the country. Lord Christopher Monckton has arrived in Australia for a series of lectures and is calling for a royal commission into…

China’s Zero-Carbon City Dongtan Delayed, But Not Necessarily Dead, Says Planner (Treehugger)

Last year, I wrote a┬ápost mourning the demise of one of the world’s most exciting construction projects: an ecologically sustainable city for half a million people off the coast of Shanghai called Dongtan. The idea was ambitious: a city without a landfill or cars, producing its own renewable electricity and generating zero carbon emissions. Originally…