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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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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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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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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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