Climate change

DiCaprio narrates climate film

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Leonardo DiCaprio lends his voice to urge a shift from fossil fuels to renewables.
The 8-minute video is the first of four clips narrated by DiCaprio in a series focusing on solutions to climate change. For more info, check out Green World Rising: www.greenworldrising.org

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Unfolding our future

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Photographer Michael Hall shares 11 confronting images showcasing the urgent need for climate change action.

The Story Of Our Planet Unfolds

31 July – 5 September, 2014
The Story Of Our Planet Unfolds showcases the work of critically acclaimed photographer Michael Hall who since 2007 has been working to document human civilisation’s response to the risks and opportunities of climate change. In partnership with The Climate Institute, who awarded Michael its first Creative Fellowship to assist him on his long-term project, the exhibit highlights the compounding impacts of climate change at home and abroad as well as growing global action to address the challenge. The exhibitions graphically records these impacts and opportunities in the hopes of opening people’s eyes, changing their minds and inspiring action. This exhibit draws on seven years of work, including the two years the project has been supported by the fellowship. The fellowship has allowed Michael to document the impact of bushfires on peoples’ livelihoods in Tasmania, the impact of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, issues of food security in Bangladesh, as well as the increasingly important role renewable energy is playing in China’s development.

Where: Customs House, Sydney, NSW.
When: Monday to Friday 10am – 7pm, Saturday to Sunday 11am – 4pm.
Cost: Free.
Click here for more information.

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Biggest coal mine approved

Monday, 28 July 2014

A huge new coal mine – the largest in Australia – in Queensland’s Galilee Basin, was approved by the federal government today.

Everything is NOT awesome.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

LEGO signed a new long-term contact with Shell in 2011, but Greenpeace has just come out with a new campaign, releasing the very emotive video shown above.

Clive & Al to the rescue

Thursday, 26 June 2014

After meeting with Al Gore yesterday, Clive Palmer unexpectedly backed a new Emissions Trading Scheme.

Turning the tide

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Join the Climate Reality Project and stand up for reality: www.climaterealityproject.org

Former Vice President Al Gore explores successful social movements from civil rights to the Berlin Wall, from Vietnam to the Arab Spring, in which committed citizens have come together against all odds and turned the tide of history.

Conservationist talks at orangutan fundraiser

Lone BOSA

9 to 13 March, 2014
Join international orangutan conservationist, Lone Dröscher Nielsen from Borneo Orangutan Survival Australia (BOSA), as she speaks firsthand about her near 20-year journey working to rescue and rehabilitate the endangered orangutans of Borneo. As founder of BOSA's Nyaru Menteng facility – the largest orangutan rescue and rehabilitation centre in the world - Lone's quest to save and rehabilitate Borneo's red ape has been showcased on Animal Planet's award-winning series Orangutan Island and the BBC's Orangutan Diary series. Seats are limited, so book early!

When/Where:
Brisbane: Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove Campus. 5pm – 6:30pm, Sunday March 9, 2014.
Sydney: Wesley Conference Centre, 220 Pitt Street. 7pm – 9pm, Wednesday March 12, 2014.
Melbourne: Kaleide Theatre, RMIT University, 360 Swanston St. 6:30pm – 9pm, Thursday March 13, 2014.
Cost: Adults $25, Children/Concession $15. All proceeds go to Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation.
Click here for more info and to buy tickets.

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Climate science update

Thursday, 9 January 2014

The latest science is more certain than ever that we’re causing climate change.

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The truth about climate change

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

We talk to climate scientist Dr Sarah Perkins about the links between the latest IPCC report, the carbon tax, and the current extreme bushfire emergencies.

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