Climate Change

Kumi Naidoo of Greenpeace on Climate Change

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Kumi Naidoo of Greenpeace on Climate Change

Kumi Naidoo is the Executive Director of Greenpeace International and yesterday he was in Sydney to give an insight into his thoughts on climate change and the direction that Australia is taking. Kumi’s life-long activism began with protests against the apartheid regime in South Africa at the age of fifteen and continued with his 21-day hunger strike in 2009 to bring attention to the starving people of Zimbabwe. It was during this hunger strike he was invited to join Greenpeace and was compelled to join by his daughter who said that...

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Say Yes Australia Sydney Rally

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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 sustainability is seen as an important issue. Her school in Parramatta has installed solar panels and has its own...

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The World after Climate Change

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The World after Climate Change

Last week, I visited the excellent Sydney Writers’ Festival, showcasing an eclectic mix of novelists, journalists, poets and non-fiction writers in a stunning setting on and around the wharves in Walsh Bay. One of the big themes this year was that of climate change, and I attended two very interesting talks on the subject: Curt Stager’s Deep Future and Merchants of Doubt by Naomi Oreskes. Deep Future: The next 100,000 years of life on earth. Curt Stager is a paleoclimatologist who has studied the impact of climate change on the...

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A Vision for a Zero Carbon Society

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A Vision for a Zero Carbon Society

Yesterday, Green Eatz attended a lecture on the vision for a Zero Carbon Britain by 2030: Dream or Reality?, organised by the British Council and presented by Peter Harper from the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales. A think-tank of academics and experts in Green Technology envisioned a Britain with a zero carbon footprint and then came up with a strategy on how it could be achieved. They have produced a 384-page report that can be downloaded for free at Zero Carbon Britain, but here it is summarized in just 1 blog post! The Plan in a...

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Climate Action Rally Sydney April 2011

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Climate Action Rally Sydney April 2011

At least 8,000 people attended the Climate Action Rally in Sydney on Saturday 2nd April, and I was one of them. Sadly, the media coverage concentrated on the Anti Carbon Tax rally even though reports estimated their attendance at only 4,000.  As I was somewhere in the middle of the crowd, I never actually saw any of the speakers – too many banners – but I enjoyed hearing their words of inspiration.   A nice touch, the reggae band entertaining the crowd beforehand were solar-powered!   Climate Action: Calling for Action The MC Nell...

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You Are Here: Our Impact on The Planet.

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You Are Here: Our Impact on The Planet.

I am currently reading a very interesting book on how our actions impact on the environment…You Are Here: Exposing the Vital Link Between What We Do and What That Does to Our Planet by Thomas Kostigen. The author travels to various sites of environmental catastrophe and details the impact on both the landscape and the people who live there. He then shows how our own actions have contributed to that disaster. For instance, a small village in Alaska is gradually falling into the sea as the land erodes and the villagers are unable to fish...

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