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Why do people reject science?

Excerpt from an article by Stephan Lewandowsky:"What does Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity have to do with the human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV)? What does acid rain have to do with the fact tobacco smoking causes lung cancer? What does Reye’s syndrome...

HRL Court Challenge

Several of us attended the demonstration outside the high Court in King St this week in support of the case being run by Environment Victoria and others challenging the EPA's support for the new HRL coal fired/gasfired power stationBelow is the EV email on...

Say Yes Earth Relay

Say Yes Earth Relay: MelbourneLaunched on Thursday, 15 SeptemberOver the coming few weeks, as the price on pollution is debated in Parliament, Victorian communities will come together to take part in the Earth Relay - a series of actions to symbolise support for...

Climate Change in the Pacific Islands

The Oxfam Photographic Exhibition of the Pacific Islandswas launched at Q.P.O. in Kew, Victoria Australia on September 14.Named 'Land is Life,' the exhibition contains photos taken by Rodney Dekker of Tuvalu and Kirabati. It was MC'ed by Carolyn Ingvarson of Lighter...

Public Forum: Moving to clean energy options for baseload power

Lighter Footprints ForumCan we live well without coal?Can renewable energy provide continuous, reliable power?Can we escape our dependence on carbon polluting fossil fuels?Is it nuclear or nothing?Watch the three speakers on these issues at the Lighter Footprints’...

Public Forum: Sustainable suburbia

Lighter Footprints ForumSustainable suburbia – what do we need to do?Time: Thursday 28 April 2011Venue: Holy Trinity Church Hall, corner Union Road and Montrose Street, Surrey HillsPurpose The forum discussed how we can create sustainable suburbs and take responsible...

Five books on solar power

Blog entry from The Browser has an interview with author Bob Johnstone about solar power. In this interview he lists and briefly discusses five books on the topic. Several of the books by Hermann Scheer (the architect of the German solar power initiative) are...

Lighter Footprints Monthly Meeting

Please note as of this year the Lighter Footprints monthly meeting will be on the last Wednesday of each month.This means the next meeting will be next Wednesday on the 30th March.

March 2011 climate action and carbon price rally

This is a link to the SMH article discussing the difference between the turnout for the anti climate action in Werribee and the huge carbon price rally turnout at Treasury Gardens in Melbourne.It also includes a video of the Treasury Gardens...

Saturday 12 Rally imperative

In response to an attempt to persuade Julia that the general public does not want to support a price on carbon,  deniers will rally  in front of her electorate office in Melbourne this Saturday. Getup and others have determined to show that a...

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