Climate change

Prof Oreskes

Prof Naomi Oreskes - Australian tour

Sydney: 15 November
Brisbane: 16 November
Melbourne: 17 November
Adelaide: 18 November
Perth: 22 November

A thought-provoking series of free public lectures with Naomi Oreskes, Professor of History & Science Studies, University of California, San Diego, and co-author of the new book Merchants of Doubt: How a handful of scientists obscured the truth on issues from tobacco smoke to global warming. In these lectures, Naomi discusses her latest book (co-authored with Erik M. Conway), as she rolls back the rug on a dark corner of the American scientific community, showing how ideology and corporate interests, aided by a too-compliant media, have skewed public understanding of the some of the most pressing issues of our time, including climate change.

Cost: Free.
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The water crisis and climate change

Friday, 29 October 2010

Water shortages are linked to climate change. We have to get smarter about the way we use water.

Dr Vandana Shiva

Dr Vandana Shiva - Sydney Peace Prize Lecture

3 November

Dr Vandana Shiva is an Indian physicist, noted environmentalist, eco-feminist and human rights activist. Vandana’s work highlights the fundamental connection between human rights and the protection of the environment. Governments worldwide seek her counsel on sustainable development as she offers solutions to critical problems posed by globalisation and climate change in poverty-stricken nations. Her latest book, Soil Not Oil, identifies the ecologically sound and socially just ways to protect a fragile planet.
Join Vandana before she accepts the 2010 City of Sydney Peace Prize, which will be awarded by the Sydney Peace Foundation the following day. The evening will end with Aboriginal soprano Deborah Cheetham singing a tribute to peace and to Vandana.

Where: Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House.
Cost: Adult $30, Concession $25.
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Climate change and fish

Friday, 15 October 2010

Climate change will have a massive impact on our fishing industry which exports about $1.5 billion worth of fish a year.

President Obama

Obama and climate change: lessons for Australia

Friday, 1 October 2010

Compare what Barack Obama is saying about climate change to what's happening in Australia, and you'll see that leadership on climate change is coming from other countries.

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Peak oil and climate change

Friday, 17 September 2010

We are about to hit peak oil which is linked to climate change. Both need to be sorted out together.

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Government investigates climate change and tourism, again

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

The Australian government says it plans to look at the impact that climate change will have on our tourism industry - but we already have plenty of information available.

Gillard’s new climate challenge

Friday, 25 June 2010

In the last three years, we have seen the politics of climate change resulting in the demise of two Prime Ministers, John Howard and now Kevin Rudd, not to mention Liberal leaders Brendan Nelson and Malcolm Turnbull. The question now is whether Julia Gillard is up to the task.


Failure for talks

Saturday, 19 December 2009

The UN's climate summit has ended in a loose agreement which many are calling an outright failure to act upon the threat of global warming.

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Global warming's evil twin

Thursday, 17 December 2009

G is happy to see that the problem of ocean acidification, which threatens Australia's Great Barrier Reef, has a high profile on the sides of the U.N.'s Copenhagen climate talks.

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