Extreme weather events and battles over resources increase a sense of foreboding and highlight the urgent need to find sustainable solutions.
In a remarkable new essay, veteran journalist Murray Sayle provides a new way of thinking about the causes and consequences of climate change.
Sayle travels from the monitoring station at Cape Grim through the Tasmanian wilderness and back in time to the Dutch Republic, the creation of capitalism and the origins of the hydrocarbon civilisation.
He puts the problem we now face in sharp focus: how to sustain a globally expanding population with finite resources.
Hot Air showcases the key flashpoints in this global debate with erudite essays, insightful analysis and personal reflection. It will challenge the way you think about what is happening and what can be done.