Climate Change Category

2030 – the great Sydney migration

Increasing global temperatures through man made climate change have been known and debated and denied by some for a long time. But the question has always been, “how will my city fair?”, well new research published in Nature and covered by The Conversation and The Fifth Estate frighteningly breaks it down by city. And it […]

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How hot will it get? Not for the squeamish

My recent spare time has been tied up writing up the results from Cundall’s awesome World Green Building Week as such my posts have been fairly slim pickings. So a big thank you to the Melbourne Cundallite Ben Cox for sending me this cool yet depressing link to the “how hot will it get?” page […]

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How to be green – cost your externalities

Following on from my post yesterday about moving to the Ecological Model (don’t forget the free book competition) and how we need to shift from our current economy to an ecological economy and what does that mean for the property industry, I thought this was quite interesting. A UK firm called TruCost specialises in calculating […]

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Sustainability versus Climate Change

A quick post on my recent experiences in the different perceptions of climate change and sustainability. I recently ran a sustainability workshop in a town located in Northern NSW, beautiful town, on a river prone to flooding, near the ocean but low lying and in an area most hit by the global financial crisis. So […]

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Watching glaciers die

I watched the movie “Chasing Ice” last night. If you haven’t seen it, the movie is about James Balog’s mission to use time lapse photography to visual communicate the unseen impact that global warming is having on the glaciers around the world. It is a must see movie for anyone and everyone. The direction of […]

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Coal export is a bad investment says Goldman Sachs

An interesting one from Grist – a report from Goldman Sachs has highlighted the financial investment risk of coal export terminals in the US. Grist starts off by highlighting the famous Warren Buffet saying that the financial investment in new coal fired power stations is a bad bet – certainly something that has been muted […]

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Sunday Morning Disruptive Technology – Mobile versus Landlines

I read recently that Verizon in the US is asking residents that have had their landline service damaged by Hurricane Sandy if they would be ok to not have a landline replacement. Which when you think about the fact that 35.8% of the US households don’t have landlines anyway it makes sense. It also makes […]

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