David Fogarty
David Fogarty started as a science writer in 1986 while still at university in Canberra, Australia, where he studied life sciences and communications. Some of his first stories were on climate change, back then still an emerging issue.

He’s since worked on newspapers in Australia, London and Hong Kong and worked for Reuters for 19 years, maintaining a passion for the environment and climate change. He was Reuters’ climate change correspondent for Asia from 2008-12 and now runs a specialist media consultancy in Singapore. He still writes stories about climate science and rainforests.

Entries by David Fogarty

Fighting Climate Change is Now Less Gloomy, More Optimistic... Even Fun!

(1) Comments | Posted April 17, 2014 | 6:20 PM

Suddenly, the debate over climate change seems less shrill and a little bit more reasonable.

Two things have changed the debate: The IPCC and the weather.

Scientists have just got a lot better in explaining climate change in a more understandable, less frightening way. The risks, options and opportunities seem...

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More Grief for the Reef as Australia Backs Huge Coal Port

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2014 | 2:01 PM

An Australian government authority approved on Friday the dumping of three-million cubic metres of dredging spoil within the Great Barrier Reef marine park off Queensland's coast.

In so doing, it cleared the final hurdle for the planned expansion of a major coal port at Abbot Point south...

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Typhoons Are Only Getting More Powerful as the Planet Warms

(1) Comments | Posted January 17, 2014 | 11:22 AM

The intensity of tropical cyclones striking East Asia has sharply increased over the past 30 years and major cities and ports such as Shanghai in China could face a greater threat from more powerful storms in future, a study published on Thursday shows.

The study by South Korean...

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What the Past Can Teach Us About the Future of Climate Change

(2) Comments | Posted December 30, 2013 | 3:55 PM

High on the icy, windswept plateau of East Antarctica an international team of scientists is about to assemble a time machine. First stop: back to the era when Christ was born.

If all goes well, the Australian-led team hopes to eventually retrace one-million years of atmospheric history by drilling deep...

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