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Mobilising for the Climate

UPCOMING EVENT: 7 APRIL 2010Mobilising for the Climate Lighter Footprints, First Wednesday Monthly Meeting:7.30pm, 7 April 2010,Guides Hall, 1Faversham Road,Canterbury 3126GUEST SPEAKER: GISELLE WILKINSONGiselle Wilkinson is the President of the Sustainable Living...

Public Forum: Rewrite the Future, Climate Conversations

Lighter Footprints ForumRewrite the Future: Climate Communities 201018 February 2010, Hawthorn Town Hall, Burwood Road, Hawthorn.Has the political debate left you unsure about climate change? About your role in responding to it? Do we have the solutions needed? How...

Australia: 100% renewable energy by 2020

Upcoming eventLighter Footprints will host environmental engineer Richard Keech from Melbourne consultancy Beyond Zero Emissions who will outline a new report which demonstrates how currently available renewable energy technology could be used to supply 100% of...

Malcolm Turnbull on the CPRS

Malcolm Turnbull makes the sort of speech all Libs should take lessons from. Note in particular his swift demolition of the sceptics argument on recent temperature rises and his use of Maggie Thatcher as an advocate for the precautionary...

A Safe Climate Bill for Victoria

Lighter Footprints are involved in a collaborative project with Friends of the Earth (Melbourne) and Greenleap Strategic Institute to develop a Safe Climate Bill for Victoria.The project aims to develop a draft Bill that, if implemented, would establish Victoria’s...

REWRITE THE FUTURE: Climate Conversations

Has the political debate left you unsure about climate change? About your role in responding to it? Do we have the solutions needed? How can we make the necessary changes?Hear from respected climate scientist David Karoly and other experts, then join local residents...

The Center for Biological Diversity and 350.org filed an historic Clean Air Act petition with the EPA today asking the agency to scientifically determine the safe atmospheric CO2 level, just as its does with six other pollutants judged to endanger to human health and...

The Manufactured Doubt industry and the hacked email controversy

What has climate change got to do with tobacco, asbestos, and CFCs? All these products have been the subject of PR campaigns concocted by various industry groups. Their intention, and effect, has been to muffle and delay the impact of emerging research into the...

China announces climate targets

China announced on 25 November that by 2020 it will cut its emissions per unit of GDP by between 40 and 45 per cent relative to 2005 levels. This announcement followed Barack Obama's announcement of US carbon emission targets. Read the rest of the story from New...

Past climate anomalies explained

Lead paragraphs from the BBC story:"Unusually warm and cold periods in Earth's pre-industrial climate history are linked to how the oceans responded to temperature changes, say scientists.The researchers focused particularly on intervals known as the "little ice age"...

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