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the rise of the mammoth

Climate change has many known impacts, rising sea levels, destruction of coral reefs, increases in severe storms and the list goes on… but this week I heard about one impact that really took me by surprise. As more of the … Continue reading

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green energy and the IPA

Nearly all the major papers ran stories on green energy and the bill hikes last week. The general conclusion of these articles was that green energy is not the reason for large increases in electricity bills seen across Australia. All … Continue reading

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solar flares and climate change

This week I heard about some interesting science which entered the climate change debate… for years now people have argued about the effect of the suns activity on the earth’s climate, with global warming sceptics claiming that the heating of … Continue reading

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still no agreement on emission reduction targets

The world’s two biggest emitters of greenhouse gases are yet to reach agreement on emission reductions targets at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting in China this week. That is China and the US. The committee made … Continue reading

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is consensus from the committee really possible?

This week Julia has been busy forming her climate change committee. She says the committee will start from the position that a carbon price is required to reduce pollution and encourage investment in low-emission technologies. Personally I think the committee … Continue reading

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big trouble in little china

The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting is currently being hosted in China to secure a post-2012 global treaty on tackling climate change. Little progress has been made since world leaders failed to broker a deal in Copenhagen … Continue reading

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big business turning green?

The other week the chairman of BHP CEO expressed concerned for Australia’s future and urged the that we must get on board with carbon reduction policies and clean energy… this week on of the big four banks has joined the … Continue reading

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