Climate change

Penguins

Healthy ozone will help climate change

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

The ozone layer is no longer disappearing, which is also helping to avert climate change, say UN scientists.

Australian Youth Climate Change Super Heroes

Friday, 6 August 2010

The Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC)’s mission is to build a generation-wide movement to solve climate change by uniting all major youth organisations and over 50,000 young Australians. AYCC hopes to achieve short-term influence and long-term cultural change.

Sydney Writers' Festival

Kitchen Table Climate Change: Wife and husband Anna Rose and Simon Sheikh share their personal take on climate change.

Where: Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
When: 1PM - 2PM, Thursday 17th May, 2012
Cost: Free

May 19, 2012

DIY: Traditional skills- with a focus on sustainability- are powering the modern Do-It-Yourself revolution. Indira Naidoo and Kelly Doust talk about the allure of the hand made and the home grown.

Where: Sydney Dance 4, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
When: 10Am - 11AM, Saturday May 19, 2012
Cost: $15/$10

The Transit of Venus: 1631 to Present: Dr Nick Lomb will present his examinations of this rare astronomical event. Weather permitting, there will be stargazing opportunities at the Sydney Observatory.

Where: Sydney Observatory, Watson Road, The Rocks
When: 6PM - 8PM, Saturday May 19, 2012
Cost: $32/$28

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Kevin-on-climate

Rudd’s climate change lessons

Friday, 2 March 2012

Kevin Rudd stands as a monument to Labor's lost opportunities on climate change. If Rudd was driven by policy principle rather than politics he could have stood his ground and gone to a double dissolution election early in 2010. He probably would have won the election easily and history may have been very different.

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Changing Climates: a Greenpeace photo exhibition

2 - 14 November

The Greenpeace photo exhibition – Changing Climates – showcases a selection of powerful images from award-winning photographers around the globe capturing extreme weather events and their aftermath. As Australia passes an historic tax on a price on carbon pollution, these images show what is at stake. The images explore the essence of climate change - the people and places, impacts and actions.

Where: Palm House, Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney.
When: 10am - 4pm, Wednesday 2 November to Monday 14 November.
Cost: Admission is free.
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population

Population and climate change

Friday, 28 October 2011

As the world population hits seven billion, it raises questions about the impact of population on the environment. Is it about population, or is it about lifestyle choices?

Flood

Flood

Monday, 12 September 2011

Stories & images of survival, loss and courage from the Queensland floods.

An Optimists Tour of the Future

An Optimists Tour of the Future

Monday, 12 September 2011

Set off into a hypothetical future to find extinct species resurrected, the energy crisis solved and Carbon dioxide stored safely away.

CCAC

Climate Change Adaptation National Congress

13 & 14 October

Early bird rates end 22nd September! 3 Pillars Network presents the Climate Change Adaptation National Congress in partnership with the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility & CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship & Net Balance. This two day interactive forum exploring the policy, strategies and business models needed to enable a climate resilient future for Australia. Keynote speakers include Rear Admiral D. Titley Oceanographer and Navigator of the US Navy and Dr Graeme Pearman, Monash University. The Congress is intended for organisations at all stages of adaptation planning. Using a participative process, sessions are designed to engage the collective expertise of all attendees - drawing on Australian and International experts across a range of disciplines to help bridge ‘knowledge gaps’ and inform new ideas. Visit www.climateadaptation.com.au for more details.

Where: Melbourne, Victoria.
When: Thursday 13 & Friday 14 October, 2011.
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Carbon tax debate

Intelligence Squared debate: A Tax Won’t Fix Climate Change

15 September

Ever wanted better answers to a heated dinner party debate? Intelligence Squared is just the ticket. Examine the sticky subject of the carbon tax at Melbourne Town Hall, where expert panellists including environmentalist and author Tim Flannery (negative) and Chief Executive of Beyond Zero Emissions Matthew Wright (affirmative) will argue whether 'A Tax Won’t Fix Climate Change'.

Where: Melbourne Town Hall, corner of Swanston and Collins Streets, Melbourne, Victoria.
When: 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Thursday 15 September, 2011.
Cost: $20/$12 concession, bookings through www.wheelercentre.com
Click here to register or for more information.

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