Monthly Archives: August 2010

a bleak future

Climate change is predicted to have many impacts, including increases in extreme weather events (with higher highs and more severe storms), rising sea levels and extreme tidal events,  along with long-term change to significant natural ecosystems such as old growth … Continue reading

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renewable energy – on the road to a sustainable society

I’ve been speaking a lot about the problems with carbon trading… but if it’s not the right answer then what is?? Dr Julien Vincent of Greenpeace proposes an alternative solution that focuses on using our natural energy resources. Investment in … Continue reading

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the bogus solution – issues with systems of carbon trading #2

I’ve been thinking a lot about the proposed carbon trading systems and another issue came up that I wanted to mention. National emissions caps (and proposed reductions) are based on current in-country emissions only, but what about natural releases such … Continue reading

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the bogus solution – issues with systems of carbon trading #1

As I raised yesterday, one of the key issues I have with emissions trading schemes is their heavy link to the sequestration capability of the adapting nation. Sequestration is likely to play a significant role in Australia’s efforts to reduce … Continue reading

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carbon trading – a questionable answer

In the hunt for a climate change solution both major parties in Australian Government have turned to carbon trading. Many agree such schemes are a questionable answer, with their heavy focus on sequestration (carbon capture) and limited ability to force … Continue reading

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abbott on climate change

Although I don’t agree that the development of an Emissions Trading Scheme is the required climate change response, I was relieved when both major parties announced that they actually did have a policy on global warming. To be honest I … Continue reading

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the population problem

Until last week, I honestly hadn’t thought much about the link between an increasing population and climate change. But after watching Dick Smith’s Population Puzzle and the following Q&A Population Debate Special I began considering what the true correlation may be. … Continue reading

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