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Why aren’t we more worried?

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Our climate is changing, and the effects of it are obvious. Yet concern for climate change is on the decline. Georgia Bamber asks why.

Do the maths tour

Do the maths

4 - 9 June, 2013
"Climate change is basically a big maths problem, involving the quantity of carbon we wish to burn and the capacity of the atmosphere to contain it. The question is - how much more can we burn before we’re in trouble?" Bill McKibben.

Australia’s continued expansion of coal mining and export is of concern to one of the world’s leading environmentalists, Bill McKibben. Is this a project that would take the planet beyond the point of no return? Come and hear Bill’s clear-eyed view of the global warming maths and learn what his grassroots advice about how to fix the equation.

When/Where:
Sydney: Tuesday 4 June, 2013.
Canberra: Wednesday 5 June and Thursday 6 June, 2013.
Melbourne: Friday 7 June, 2013.
Brisbane: Sunday 9 June, 2013.
Cost: Varies by location (registration essential).
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Arctic peril

Arctic peril

Friday, 8 June 2012

Nowhere are the implications of the climate crisis more visible than in the Arctic. And it's attracting various powers looking for oil and other resources that will be discovered with the melting ice.

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Moving Planet Day

Monday, 26 September 2011

In a global day of action, thousands of people gather to support collaborative action to reduce emissions through 350.org.

climate sceptic

How to talk to a climate sceptic

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Sorting the truth from the trash with our handy guide to busting climate change myths.

Global Warming 101

Thursday, 17 March 2011

As he once again makes comments that prove his scepticism of climate change, Tony Abbott could be well served to spend three minutes watching this Nat Geo video. Welcome to Global Warming 101.

Sydney 'Keep it Wheel'

10/10/10 Global Work Party a success

Monday, 11 October 2010

Over 7,000 community events were held in over 188 countries yesterday for the 350.org "Global Work Party".

Prof Naomi Oreskes - Australian tour

Prof Oreskes

Sydney: 15 November
Brisbane: 16 November
Melbourne: 17 November
Adelaide: 18 November
Perth: 22 November

A thought-provoking series of free public lectures with Naomi Oreskes, Professor of History & Science Studies, University of California, San Diego, and co-author of the new book Merchants of Doubt: How a handful of scientists obscured the truth on issues from tobacco smoke to global warming. In these lectures, Naomi discusses her latest book (co-authored with Erik M. Conway), as she rolls back the rug on a dark corner of the American scientific community, showing how ideology and corporate interests, aided by a too-compliant media, have skewed public understanding of the some of the most pressing issues of our time, including climate change.

Cost: Free.
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A Basic Explanation of Global Warming

Monday, 12 January 2009

How does global warming work? Here is a quick explanation with graphics.

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