Climate Change Category

Climate adaptation in flood prone NSW

My inlaws live out in Narromine in New South Wales, about 7 hours drive due west of Sydney, another 40kms on from Dubbo. It’s a beautiful quiet country town claiming the birth place of many famous sports stars including Glenn McGarth and Melinda Gainsford-Taylor as well as my beautiful wife Jessica. The town is in […]

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How to be sustainable – think like a ‘prepper’

There is a great and often amusing TV show on the National Geographic called Doomsday Preppers. It charts the actions that everyday Americans are going to ‘prepare’ for doomsday scenarios – hence the name ‘peppers’. It’s great because it gives some insight into human behavior to how we are willing to invest time and money […]

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Sea level rise infographic from the US

A great article from co-exist about some work that the Union of Concerned Scientists have produced. They have presented some facts about current sea level rise from 1880 for various costal cities in the US, and they vary from 4 inches to 46 inches. It reminds me of watching a presentation about climate change at […]

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How to be green – in China

I am in China at the moment presenting at the Corenet Global Summit in Shanghai about future sustainable workplaces and as I always do while I am here I caught up on what’s happening in China from the China Daily newspaper. Some interesting times ahead for Green China, here are some snippets – mass urbanisation, […]

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Positive unintended consequences – grid carbon intensity improves

Every now and then we get a positive rather than a negative unintended consequence, this one I like, a lot. Our electricity demand has been falling in recent years, a not so pleasant consequence of the GFC in manufacturing closing in Australia but also a positive consequence of the GFC is that it has created […]

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How to be green – Solar Power is cheaper than carbon capture and storage (CCS)

Getting to zero carbon or 80% by 2050 is a tough task, its going to cost money but as with anything that costs money we should careful consider the most cost effective way to get there. Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) is a technology that has the potential to capture and store about 85% of […]

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What is sustainability – we need to change ourselves before we can reduce poverty

We need to lift developing countries out of poverty, increase health, education and security. But this will involve lifting the carbon emissions per person in developing countries to provide health, electricity and education. We need to do this, we can’t not do it. But we also need to reduce our annual global carbon emissions. So […]

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