Tag Archives: Climate change

Dear Mister Prime Minister: Are you listening?

Here is the powerful speech given by Alexa Stuart at the Newcastle Global Climate Strike attended by around 10,000 people. Continue reading

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School Strike 4 Climate: Make it a #ClimateElection

We are facing a climate emergency. Through the School Strike 4 Climate, children and young people, who will pay the greatest price for climate change inaction, are finding their voice and demanding that politicians start showing leadership in responding to this global crisis. Continue reading

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Australia’s CO2e emissions continue to rise

Despite attempts by the Government to bury the news, the latest update of Australia’s National Greenhouse Gas Inventory from the Department of the Environment and Energy show that the total emissions of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e) are rising. Based on the … Continue reading

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Some good articles/links – 2015 hottest year on record

The first collection of readings for this year makes sobering reading – in fact it makes for scary reading. As predicted, 2015 was the hottest year on record with a big rise in the average global temperature. (But there are … Continue reading

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The Sydney People’s Climate March

Yesterday my family and I joined around 45,000 people at the Sydney People’s Climate March. We travelled down from Newcastle with some of our friends from Transition Newcastle and another 100 or so other people going to the rally. It … Continue reading

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The People’s Climate March

This weekend there will be thousands of events around the globe in the lead-up to the Climate Change talks in Paris. In Australia, the main focus is on marches in each of the capital cities although there are events in … Continue reading

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Saturday quote

Continuing with the theme of yesterday’s weekend reading, this week’s quote is from Pope Francis’s encyclical on caring for the environment. If you liked this post please follow my blog (top right-hand corner of the blog), and you might like … Continue reading

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Some weekend reading – The Papal encyclical

Yesterday the Pope released his encyclical on caring for the environment. I started working in peace and social justice issues largely through Christian groups and, despite now being an atheist, have great respect for people who accept the radical social … Continue reading

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Coal is good for humanity? Tony Abbott, climate change & wind farms

Last year the Australian Prime Minister said, “Coal is good for humanity”! He went on to say Coal is essential for the prosperity of the world. Energy is what sustains our prosperity, and coal is the world’s principal energy source … Continue reading

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Climate change, health and children

Our health is dependent on a healthy planet and ecosystem [1, 2], and thus climate change is a global public health problem [1, 3, 4]. The longer we leave taking serious action, the harder it will be to address the … Continue reading

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