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A new TED Talk just released (above) brings us the story of Brazil’s fight against deforestation, and shows us how the lessons learned can be applied to global climate change mitigation. 564 more words

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David Attenborough: Leaders Are in Denial About Climate Change

By Tom Bawden, The Independent

02 January 15

Sir David Attenborough is calling on global leaders to step-up their actions to curb climate change, saying that they are in denial about the dangers it poses despite the overwhelming evidence about its risks. 456 more words

Climate Change

Harper says 'it would be crazy economic policy' to regulate Big Oil

In 2010, Jim Prentice, then federal environment minister, assured Canadians that the Conservatives were committed to regulate Canada’s oil and gas industry. He said: “For those of you who doubt that the government of Canada lacks either the willingness or the authority to protect our national interests as a ‘clean energy superpower,’ think again,” … 405 more words

News

SO MUCH HAS HAPPENED THIS WEEK. So lets start at the very beginning – a very good place to start. Earlier this week, the Federal Government’s energy policy took another hit, this time from Nobel Laureate and former US Energy Secretary to Obama, Dr Steven Chu, who was in town to accept an honourary Doctorate from ANU is an advocate of urgent transition from fossil fuels to nuclear and renewable energy to combat climate change. 458 more words

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Nature Does Not Negotiate...

…Climate Catastrophe Is With Us Now

By Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace

08 December 14

As Typhoon Hagupit hits the Philippines, one of the biggest peacetime evacuations in history has been launched to prevent a repeat of the massive loss of life which devastated communities when Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the same area just over a year ago. 845 more words

Climate Change

Lima, COP20 & Ireland's Fracking Future...

If you’ve been listening to/reading/watching the news at all this week you may have heard the term COP20 thrown around, although I wouldn’t be surprised if you haven’t. 939 more words

Politics

Julie Bishop has quietly restarted the nuclear power debate

Perhaps it is the state of the Australian energy industry, or pressure from other international actors, but something has made Foreign Affairs Minister Bishop dust off the old “nuclear Australia” debate and thrust it back into play. 642 more words

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