This post originally appeared on Manchester Climate Monthly. Climate scientist Professor Kevin Anderson spoke to Manchester Climate Monthly on Monday 23rd November. In the two separate videos that follow, you can see him outlining what is at stake in the upcoming Paris climate conference - the nature of the individual nations' pledges (INDCs) and how... Continue Reading →
On Tuesday the OECD will be meeting. It's the rich countries' club, a useful talking shop for elite decision makers. On the agenda is what to do about the awkward fact that while we SAY we want to stop the world getting more than two degrees warmer, at the same time we are allowing public... Continue Reading →
The seminar itself is excellent, with good questions (and answers) about a call for a moratorium on the construction of new coal mines. But nonetheless, apologies for rubbish quality of footage.
“By their fruit ye shall know them.” Since September 7th 2013 Tony Abbott has done his best to undermine Australia’s response to climate change. Here’s a guide to the ruins, under the following headings Opposing robust climate action Attacking green groups In favour of coal Undermining renewables Symbolic action [If I've missed anything, please let me know!... Continue Reading →
My smart, funny and generous friend Professor Chris Wright has co-authored a piece about the Australian coal industry and some of its PR moves over the last 20 years or so. It's at the Conversation. Please share/retweet/comment and generally feed my ego.. Btw, Chris has a co-authored book coming out in September; Climate Change, Capitalism... Continue Reading →
Young folk today, eh? They think if it isn't on google's first or second page, it's not worth knowing. Fossils like me, fueled by the thrill of the chase, pace the library shelves. And you stumble across the greatest stuff. So, I didn't know that the Federal Government, for a period between 1993 and 2001,... Continue Reading →
First thing to say is this - the librarians at the University of Adelaide (Barr Smith) Library are fricking awesome. One of them has gone above and beyond the call of duty and dug up some stuff I didn't even know they had, which is going to be very useful for my thesis. Huzzah!! Definitely... Continue Reading →
The US Secret Service spends a lot of time thinking about how to keep the people they protect alive. Overall, they're pretty good at it. I remember reading an interview with one of them once, where she emphasised one of the core things. If you are being attacked, do NOT focus on winning the fire fight.... Continue Reading →