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Queensland Government appoints a Minister for Resilience

I doubt that it will be linked to anthropogenic climate change or go as far as calling it man-made disasters but the appointment of a Minister in Queensland to deal specifically with resilience to ‘natural’ disasters is another significant step towards adaptation rather than mitigation. Its a positive for all those in Queensland affected by […]

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Another one bites the dust – mitigation to adaptation

In a recent article on Climate Spectator, Ziggy Switkowski a self proclaimed climate change believer strongly suggested that maybe we need to focus on adaptation rather than mitigation. Ziggy joins a number of significant thought leaders around the world who are leaning towards a focus on adaptation, my recent post of Germany’s redirection being one […]

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Tri Harder sidebar – gas no better for the climate than coal in generating electricity

A very quick sidebar to the triharder series – switching from coal fired electricity generation to gas fired electricity generation has no climate change benefit for 250 years!! I nearly fell off my three legged stool when I read this one. I first came across it in the climate progress blog, they have blogged about […]

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Germany – our well intentioned behavior has done nothing to protect the climate

In a recent interview with German Government adviser Kai Konrad in Spiegel Online, Kai talks about how Germany and Europe need to take a new approach to climate change. Kai believes that Germany and Europe have made a mistake in taking a pioneering approach climate protection, “It’s a mistake to believe our noble behavior will […]

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Whoa Nelly, not so fast!

People in positions of power know that burning coal is one of the worst forms of energy in terms of carbon emissions. So, you would have thought with our global leaders creating a collective action to reduce our carbon emissions to limit global warming to less than 2 degrees that we would focus on reducing […]

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Originally posted on The EOS Horizon:
Sometimes, you hold on to a faint hope, that human beings and especially those who by all logic should have the highest wisdom and responsibility, should be able to finally reach a consensus like the responsible adults they presumably are. Evidently, they are not capable of that. This despite…

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How do I stop doing things I know I shouldn’t do?

This is not one of those “you bastards aren’t doing anything but i’m awesome” posts, because I struggle with the problem every day and I know I’m not doing anywhere near enough. I came across this great graph that is a screen grab from a talk by Kevin Anderson at Transition Bristol, it plots carbon […]

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