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Global warming worse than predicted, top scientist says

Since the release of the IPCC's Fourth Assesment Report (AR4) in 2007 , we've heard a lot about how conservative it was in terms of its estimates on the progress and impacts of global warming.This is in part because the research that goes into the reports can be years...

On Story Telling

One aspect of leadership is constructing stories. That is why Rudd is reiterating the "brick by brick", etc mantra. It is both a story and a rhetorical device in the manner of Churchill's "we will fight team on the beaches". The easiest "change" stories to construct...

“We’ve never seen anything like this in Victoria’s history”

It has been a tough summer in Australia.The news of records set by the heatwave was quickly surpassed by the tragedy of the bush fires. And all of this against the backdrop of the continuing drought and some of the lowest summer rains on record. Not to mention the...

2009 Planning Meeting – Lighter Footprints

Just want to bring your attention an important item on the calendar - the upcoming planning meeting for the group on Sunday. Pls note the start time is 12 noon (not 2pm as prev posted).2009 Planning Meeting:12 pm - 5pm.Sun, 22 February, 2009.Surrey Hills Neighbourhood...

Warming gets cold shoulder from Canberra

http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/warming-gets-cold-shoulder-from-canberra-20090128-7ryv.html?page=-1David Spratt, The Age, January 29, 2009The Government is jogging on the spot when it needs to take bigstrides.WHEN representatives of community climate action groups...

Help Choose a Solar Future

"There is no energy shortage, there is no energy crisis, there is a crisis of ignorance."That quote is from R. Buckminster Fuller (1895 - 1983) who was an architect, inventor, visionary and the second president of Mensa. He believed human societies would soon rely...

New poll: Should the CPRS be scrapped?

Please see our new poll - right hand side of the web page.CPRS = Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme.Since the Australian Climate Summit (and the ACF) resolved to 'prevent the scheme from becoming law' it would be interesting to know what others think.From the...

Climate Summit decides 2009 objectives

Here are the 2009 objectives agreed at the Australian Climate Summit for climate action. Please see Greenpeace for the full story:"300 climate campaigners agreed by consensus to three campaign objectives for 2009: Prevent the carbon pollution reduction scheme from...

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