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Darebin City Council launches draft Climate Emergency Plan

Darebin City Council has produced a 76-page draft Climate Emergency Plan. There aren’t many municipalities, if any, around the world which have done that – so this is a step to take special notice of. Now the councillors would like to know whether the residents of Darebin think they are on the right track, so

This weekend the climate emergency is out in the open

Stall at the SLF: collecting signatures for the Climate Emergency Declaration Interview with festival director about the climate emergency 16-minute radio interview with Sustainable Living Festival director Luke Taylor about his ambition for the festival that dares to mingle with “the mother of all issues” – the climate emergency. The interview

Communication Mixdown: Climate in the media

On Thursday 17 November 2016 at 6:00–6:30pm, Communication Mixdown – a new show on 3CR Community Radio – went on air with half an hour about how climate change and climate science is being communicated. Press play to listen here: Download audio file The program featured interviews with: • Simon Torok, science communicator,

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Presentations at the Victorian Climate Action Network forum – a ‘climate emergency campaigning workshop’ – held on 11 September 2016 in Melbourne. David Spratt: Why is emergency-scale action necessary? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_LO8iUs1qY “We need to understand the gravity of the climate emergency and get to the bottom of what science actually demands.” David Spratt » More information about David

Dire warnings coming from Australian climate scientists

154 Australian scientists demand climate policy that matches the science “While the Paris Agreement remains unbinding and global warming has received minimal attention in the recent elections, governments worldwide are presiding over a large-scale demise of the planetary ecosystems, which threatens to leave large parts of Earth uninhabitable. We call on the Australian government to tackle the root

February 2016 hottest month on record

Mind-blowing February 2016 temperature anomaly, close to 2°C above true pre-industrial NASA say February 2016 hottest month on record, jaw dropping 1.35°C above mid-20th century average as climate cooks: » www.weather.com Note this anomaly is over the 1950-1980 baseline, which is 0.3°C warmer that late around 1900 and around 0.6°C warmer than true pre-industrial around 1750.

Invitation to the Geelong Act on Climate Festival

Build a better, safer, future for all The Geelong Act on Climate Festival official program has been released! This year between 20th and 23rd November, Geelong is hosting a community festival to empower people with ways they can act on climate change. The event will showcase positive solutions that encourage our community to Act on

Events leading up to the UN Summit in Paris

UPCOMING EVENTS 28-29 October: The Australian Climate Security Panel (Canberra) Australia and its neighbours are on the frontline of climate change. Soaring temperatures, rising sea levels and increases in extreme weather events will play a role in raising the risk of conflict, increasing the displacement of people and worsening the extent of destruction caused by

‘Striking Targets’ – a strategy paper

How can we enable societies to rise to the climate challenge as it confronts us in 2015? Philip Sutton’s recently published paper 'Striking Targets' – Matching climate goals with climate reality addresses the scale and speed of change needed, at the 11th hour, to provide the maximum possible protection for the world's people, species and ecosystems.

Peoples Climate March in November

On the last weekend of November, will you help create the biggest climate march the world has ever seen? As our world leaders meet in Paris for the United Nations climate summit, COP21, we will gather in Australian cities and walk alongside millions of people in hundreds of major cities around the world. By coming