Los Angeles…an environmental conundrum?
Aug29

Los Angeles…an environmental conundrum?

Back from holiday, but spending some time in the beach city of Santa Monica, part of the huge metropolis of Los Angeles…a vast urban landscape with 13 million inhabitants. It’s the land of celluloid dreams where the car is king and the sun shines 365 days a year. But what about its environmental credentials? Los Angeles is often quoted in the Top 10 of greenest cities in the US but it is also has some of the most polluted...

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Australian Carbon Tax Explained
Jul10

Australian Carbon Tax Explained

Why do we need it? The link between climate change and greenhouse gas emissions is well accepted and there is a world-wide impetus to reduce these emissions to reduce future global warming. The Australian government has set a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 5% by 2020 from 1990 levels. Australia has the highest per capita carbon footprint in the world, largely due to its reliance on coal-fired electricity stations,...

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Say Yes Australia Sydney Rally
Jun06

Say Yes Australia Sydney Rally

On World Environment Day, Sunday 5th June, rallies were held across Australia to show support for the government’s proposed carbon tax and for action on climate change. I went to the Sydney rally held in a Surry Hills park very near my home – thanks to the organisers!  United in a Vision for a Brighter Better Future Ramya Christian, a teenager from Western Sydney, spoke of growing up in a diverse community where...

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