Category Archives: Emissions

Climate change misinformation drowns out the facts on the ABC’s The Drum Unleashed forum

I can’t tell you how sick I am of seeing comments from misinformed amateurs, like “there has been no statistical global warming for the last 16 years”, in the ABC’s The Drum Unleashed forum (see garyM, a denialist troll of … Continue reading

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Climate change and Australia

Sarah Clarke from the ABC investigates the impacts that climate change can be expected to have on Australia this century, based on the science from the experts, not the nonsense emanating from the conservative echo-chamber of climate change denial. If … Continue reading

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Nathan Lewis: Interview with an energy genius

If someone comes up with an idea that helps us overcome our energy/climate dilemma, it is likely to be Caltech chemistry professor Nathan Lewis. I have posted his full “Powering the Planet” presentation here. From Big Think via YouTube.

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Heat waves exacerbated by climate change

Fire crews in Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales have worked through the night to try to contain dozens of bushfires still burning out of control. And there’s concern that a return to heat wave conditions today will bring many … Continue reading

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Peak Oil: Richard Heinberg – Why Daniel Yergin is Wrong

Alex Wise, from Sea Change Radio, interviews Richard Heinberg, author, environmentalist and senior fellow at the Post-Carbon Institute on Daniel Yergin’s latest book, The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World, which posits that peak oil is … Continue reading

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James Hansen in New Zealand: Climate change a scientific, moral and legal issue

Dr. James Hansen delivers a lecture at the University of Otago during his 2011 New Zealand tour. He explains some of the science and the challenges that lie ahead. The lecture draws much from the paper “The Case for Young … Continue reading

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We wish you a trashy Christmas…

George Monbiot, writing in the UK Guardian, reminds us that “of the materials flowing through the consumer economy, only 1% remain in use six months after sale.” So, before you commit to that electronic drum machine T-shirt, spare a thought … Continue reading

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Coal seam gas: The missing emissions

  The ABC’s Background Briefing takes a look at the claim that coal seam gas extraction is “50% cleaner than coal”. More good reporting from Wendy Carlisle and crew: The claim that coal seam gas is 50% cleaner than coal … Continue reading

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Doha Climate Change Summit: Amy Goodman speaks to Bill Hare about Climate Change mitigation

In this clip from the Doha Climate Change Summit, Amy Goodman from DemocracyNow! speaks to Bill Hare, co-author of the recent World Bank Climate Change report which predicts temperature rises of 4°C by the end of this century. I have … Continue reading

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Climate Change: Taking Australia’s Temperature

Jonica Newby, from the ABC’s Catalyst program, looks at Australia’s changing climate. The program is a bit corny, but the facts and figures speak for themselves. More… Part 1 Part 2

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Michael T. Klare – IEA World Energy Outlook 2012

The good, the bad, and the really, truly ugly World energy expert Michael T. Klare comments on the IEA’s 2012 World Energy Outlook report at TomDispatch. Conservative forces in the US have been promoting this report furiously, due to its … Continue reading

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Geoengineering … a good idea?

In this video, the ABC’s Lateline takes a look at one Canadian entrepreneur’s efforts at Geoengineering, designed to increase the local fish harvests for the indigenous Haida villagers that funded the idea. There is little background on Russ George in … Continue reading

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Dr. David Goodstein on Peak Oil and Climate Change

Greg Moffit from Legalise Freedom interviews Dr. David Goodstein on the state of our fossil fuel addiction, climate change and the future of industrial society. Have a listen. From the Legalise Freedom website: David Goodstein offers a stark assessment of … Continue reading

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“A four-degree warmer world can and must be avoided” – President, World Bank

From ABC News | More… | Download the PDF report The World Bank has warned global temperatures could rise by four degrees Celsius this century without immediate action, with potentially devastating consequences for coastal cities and the poor. Issuing a … Continue reading

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