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Plea Trump not to ditch Paris treaty-Climate Summit Chief

  March at COP22 climate conference Marrakech.Photo J Sutton Hibbert/Greenpeace  …Crucially, just $165m of new money was pledged by advanced economies for Global Climate Fund which enabled poorer countries to sign up to the Paris agreement. UN source insisted that the $100bn … Continue reading

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LNG export gas emissions likely vastly underestimated – report

“If the emissions are a lot more than what is being estimated now, it could jeopardise our commitments made at Paris,” said report author Tim Forcey from the Melbourne Energy Institute…Gas has been spruiked as the lower-emissions fossil fuel since, … Continue reading

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Momentum builds for Port Augusta solar tower

Despite fossil fuel sector’s recent attack on South Australia’s renewable energy leadership, momentum is building for our country’s first solar thermal tower in Port Augusta. Testament to success of the grassroots Repower Port Augusta campaign and the viability of the solar thermal in the region, … Continue reading

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Legal petition pushes President Obama to declare climate emergency

The petition filing comes two days before the landmark climate agreement reached last year is signed in New York. The president signed an omnibus bill lifting the 40-year-old export ban in December, less than a week after agreeing to the … Continue reading

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Renewable energy versus nuclear: dispelling the myths

Highly recommended analysis by Mark Diesndorf UNSW – This article, a sequel to one busting the myth that we need base-load power stations such as nuclear or coal, examines critically some of the other myths about nuclear energy and RE. It … Continue reading

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Houston, You’re Not in Kansas Anymore

“more than 12 inches of rain over past 7 hours near Houston. It’s the region’s 4th or 5th 100+ yr rainfall in the past 12months..At some point after your 5th 100+ year rain event in one year, dim awareness may begin to … Continue reading

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Lessons from – Oil Rich Alberta’s New Carbon Tax

“You may be aware that the “Texas of Canada”, Alberta, recently had an election, and that the results were roughly equivalent to Bernie Sanders being elected Governor of the Lone Star State.One of the first things the new administration did, … Continue reading

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This election is our last chance to save the Great Barrier Reef

“Fund catchment and coastal management to the required level to largely solve the pollution issues for the Greater GBR by 2025, to provide resilience for the system in the face of accelerating climate change impacts. The funding required is large – of … Continue reading

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‘99% Chance – 2016 Will Be Hottest Year

Odds are increasing that 2016 will be the hottest year on the books, as April continued a remarkable streak of record-warm months. How global temperatures have differed from average so far this year. Click image to enlarge.  Credit: NOAA – announced … Continue reading

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Losing the battle – Climate Change

With temperatures 1.35 degrees Celsius warmer than long- term average, February was one hot month, an unprecedented level since records began in 1880. The rise prompted Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel to warn we were “losing the battle” against climate … Continue reading

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