"Environmental Experiences of Chinese People in the Mid-Nineteenth Century Australian Gold Rushes"

Fei Sheng analyzes the ecological factors in China that spurred migration to Australia at a time when the discovery of gold as a natural resource made the country an ideal migration destination. He shows how Chinese migrants applied their environmental experience in a white settler colony.

Solar Energy

Due to destructive environmental consequences carbon-based energy systems should slowly be replaced by sources with low to zero carbon dioxide emissions such as solar, wind, and hydroelectric power.


The atmosphere can hold up to 1,500 billion tons of carbon dioxide and still keep global warming under 2°C; the consequences become uncontrollable once this limit is breached.