Climate Change Category

Will our aging population save us from climate change?

Harry Dent visited our Australian shores recently and was espousing that our aging population in Australia would cause a housing bubble to happen in the next 1-2 years. The premise being that when the baby boomers come to sell off their houses in retirement there aren’t enough Gen Xers or Millennials to buy them – […]

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4 fold increase in Qantas fuel price and we need a second airport in Sydney?

There is a lot of press at the moment about whether the carbon tax is a significant influence on the financial performance of Qantas and Virgin Australia. It’s a good distraction from the elephant in the room – fuel price. The peak oilists seem to have gone quiet in recent years but I did come […]

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We Are Alone! Climate Change Laws Span The World

There was a great article in Forbes magazine recently called “We Are Not Alone. Climate Change Laws Span The World”. But unfortunately the ‘we’ refers to the US not Australia. In Australia we are alone. And it will put us in a competitive disadvantage. Here’s why. Let’s start with the article. The main gist is […]

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10 Sustainable Business Stories Too Important to Miss from HBR

A great article on the 10 sustainable business stories from 2013 from Harvard Business Review. For those who are time strapped this time of year, below are the snippets of the hbr article, if you have more time or need something to read over the festive break read the full article. Here are the snippets […]

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Financial traders now have carbon risk front and centre but we should remove our price on carbon?

As our own government tries to sweep carbon under the proverbial carpet the illustrious ‘capitalists’ now have carbon risk at the forefront of every deal thats made on Wall Street through their Bloomberg terminals with a new financial tool lets Wall Street calculate the climate-change risk of investments. Reported on The Atlantic “Wall Street is […]

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That’s not normal

3 weeks ago we woke up everyday to the taste of smoke in the house from bushfires that were burning near where we live. Today, on the way to the train station I walked past the damage left by the mini-tornado that took off roofs and uprooted trees. That can’t be ‘normal’ weather.

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These fires are certainly not a function of climate change!

It was a bold statement by Prime Minister Abbott “These fires are certainly not a function of climate change – they’re just a function of life in Australia”. Especially when the IPCC are not allowed to use the word certainty and can only state the 99-100% is ‘virtually certain’. I have been overseas for work […]

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