This Tuesday, there will be a talk at the local Permaculture group at the Hall in Anzac Road, Tuggerah – 7pm. All are welcome (small donation if not a member).
Hear the latest on the science and a run-down of the global targets we need to aim for. Hear what plans there are to replace our fossil fuel power stations with renewable energy. Find out what you can do yourself to keep Australia on track to fulfil our obligations to the world community and to future generations.
There are to be a large number of independents in the Senate this time. It looks like the Greens will be out in the cold. Decisions related to climate are likely to be made by a couple of people who know nothing about the subject.
It is likely that Bob Day of Family First and David Leyonhjelm of the Liberal Democratic Party will side with the Govt. The Palmer United Party reps, Glenn Lazarus and Jacqui Lambie will also be in the denial camp. John Madigan of the DLP appears to be on the do nothing side also.
This leaves Nick Xenophon who thinks the Carbon Tax is not a good idea but supports action and two others who don’t appear to know anything about climate:- Ricky Muir of the Australian Motoring Enthusiasts Party and Wayne Dropulich of the Australian Sports Party. Both these appear to have got in by mistake – never expecting to take the trick!
These three voting with the Greens and Labor would …
After a long election campaign of some 7 months, including a change of leader and many policy debates, Climate Change finally raised its head on Monday – just three days before the media blackout.
The most important issue! And ne where the main parties differ:- How to deal with Climate Change. There are two parts to this:- one is how to mitigate (reduce emissions) and the other is how to adapt. Adaptation has not raised a single question during the entire campaign. Not even the Greens have raised this issue or perhaps the media have failed to report such. But I will focus on mitigation as that has been the main part of the political debate for a long time.
First, lets look at the target: 5% is agreed by both Labor and Coalition parties, that is, 5% reduction on Australia’s year 2000 emissions by 2020. The argument is that this is a lot as on projections for increased demand in recent years, we would have increased our emissions by around 10% between 2008 and 2020 under the business as usual scenario. It should be pointed out that this is a 4% reduction on 1990 emissions – a woeful target when compared to the EU which has already reduced their emissions from 1990 levels by 11% and plan to reduce a further 10% or so by 2020.
Climate Change Talk
Copacabana Surf Club on 28th August starting 7pm
Check out:- http://copacabana.nsw.au/news/ for more info.
This talk will set you up for the coming election. What should the government be doing, what about renewable energy, can you help with local energy development? Grab a tea and talk to others with similar concerns.
Find out more and discuss the issues.
By JOHN ASQUITH June 7, 2013, 10:30 p.m.
SEVERAL years ago, I was driving south from Brisbane and got trapped in floods at Bellingen. After a massive downpour and a slightly later tidal surge, the waters rose rapidly. It was just on dark. Barely able to see the centre line of the road, I drove on slowly, expecting to see a road block.
I rang 000, but all the emergency services were rescuing and evacuating people from Harwood Island. I stopped in the middle of the road with other drivers, and we decided to form a convoy and drive back to find higher ground.
I rang home to hear loved voices but did not tell them of my fear. We had no idea of where the flood was coming from, no sense of where to find safe ground. We were terrified.
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Following on from a talk at Politics in the Pub…