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The mental health impacts of climate change

Hope, despair and transformation: Climate change and the promotion of mental health and wellbeing A debate article found in the International Journal of Mental Health Systems by Jessica G Fritze, Grant A Blashki, Susie Burke and John Wiseman.Abstract of the article...

Lighter Footprints in Action – Kew Junction

After such disappointing news about Australia's interim (2020) carbon reduction targets (5%), many of us felt we needed to let off steam. Inspired by Lynn's call to action, a number of the group met at Kew Junction in Boroondara for a one hour demonstration, starting...

Big business benefits from the CPRS (ETS)

Not only big business, but overseas owned big business . . .A new report "The impact of industry assistance measures under the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme - White Paper update" from Innovest Strategic Value Advisors."In the first year of the CPRS, we estimate...

To Government IT technicians . . .

As an IT person myself, now dedicated to saving the world from climate change, I suggest the following demonstration to fellow technicians serving the Australian Government.Change the anti-virus & security software (and firewalls etc.) on all PCs and networks so...

What does a 5% reduction LOOK like . . .?

Artist Lloyd Godman produced this graphic to demonstrate how little 5% really is . . .(not easy to see in this blog copy, but it's the band showing the red 95%).

Special Meeting of Lighter Footprints

Lighter Footprints is calling a special meeting for anyone concerned about how to respond to the government's extremely low target for reduction of carbon emissions - 5% by 2020 . Some have already started to propose a range of possible actions, and it seems important...

Shame, Shame, Shame!

Rudd locks in 5pc emissions cutBy Online parliamentary correspondent Emma RodgersAudio: Wong - you can't please everyone (AM) Related Story: Wong announces $1.4b climate change fund Related Story: Miners warn against EU-style emissions cuts Prime Minister Kevin Rudd...

Australia Brings Forward A$500 Million Green Energy Fund

Story from Reuters . . ."SYDNEY - Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd called for a "solar revolution" on Sunday as he unveiled plans to bring forward a A$500 million (US$329 million) fund to promote renewable energy in a bid to stimulate the economy.Speaking just a...

Climate Change Action Groups – why we do it

A good article on this grassroots movement which explains to others (and perhaps to ourselves) why we do it:"Power from the ground up" by Michael Green, Insight 5, The Age, 13 Dec 2008."Around the country, small groups of ordinary but passionate people are banding...

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