Ben Cubby

Ben Cubby

Ben Cubby is the Environment Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Leaking Fukushima nuclear site may take years to be repaired

Ben Cubby The radioactive leaks from the crippled Fukushima nuclear reactor in Japan may not be repaired for years, and could require the construction of a concrete seawall around the whole radioactive site,...

Revealed: 80cm sea rise warning

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Ben Cubby, Peter Hannam The world is on track to become up to five degrees hotter, and sea levels could rise more than 80 centimetres this century, according to a leaked draft of a landmark climate change report prepared...

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Arctic melt 'irreversible' and under global radar

Ben Cubby The world is on the cusp of a ''tipping point'' into dangerous climate change, according to new data gathered by scientists measuring methane leaking from the Arctic permafrost and a report presented...

Climate change sceptics unwarmed by scientist's reassessment of cold facts

The Age Op Ed Richard Muller 30th July 2012

Ben Cubby Australian climate sceptics unmoved by 'conversion' of prominent scientist Richard Muller.

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Greenland melts before NASA's eyes

Ben Cubby The Greenland ice sheet is melting at an ''unprecedented'' rate, according to NASA satellite data that shows 97 per cent of the vast mass is undergoing some form of melting.

Scandal-plagued power giant faces biggest test

Ben Cubby Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan overheard asking executives from Tokyo Electric Power Company "what the hell is going on?", shortly after a live broadcast to his nation about the nuclear emergency.