Questionnaire for council candidates


Darebin Climate Action Now are having a lot of success in signing up council candidates from across the political spectrum. You can do something similar in your council! Here is the material they sent to the candidates. Use it for inspiration. Questionnaire for candidates
 1. Climate science
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Climate emergency campaigning workshop on 11 September 2016

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? “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 Spratt’s Read more about Climate emergency campaigning workshop on 11 September 2016[…]

Michael Hoexter: Movement from soft denial to an emergency position

Building a road out of soft climate denial: “The effective fight against climate change requires a new understanding of the connections between macro-scale policy and our micro-scale subjective experience,” writes Michael Hoexter, PhD, in an essay published by New Economic Perspectives on 6 September 2016, ‘Living in the Web of Soft Climate Denial’. He describes Read more about Michael Hoexter: Movement from soft denial to an emergency position[…]

Ian Dunlop: What we need is a Government of National Unity

Ian Dunlop’s Engineers Australia keynote address starts at 34:38 in this video. Duration: one hour “We have to change the fundamentals of society in a way which is much deeper than we are currently thinking. We are not going to see growth in the conventional sense – it will be a different form of growth, I would Read more about Ian Dunlop: What we need is a Government of National Unity[…]

Making the seemingly impossible, possible

Breakthrough, the National Centre for Climate Restoration, based in Melbourne, has launched a special series of discussion papers to explore the science, politics, economics and social change dimensions for climate restoration. On 31 August 2016, Breakthrough published Paul Gilding’s discussion paper ‘War – What Is It Good For? – WWII Economic Mobilisation: An Analogy for Climate Read more about Making the seemingly impossible, possible[…]

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 Read more about Dire warnings coming from Australian climate scientists[…]

Bill McKibben: Our only hope is to mobilize like we did in WWII

American author Bill McKibben writes: “We’re under attack from climate change — and our only hope is to mobilize like we did in WWII.” With a cover story in The New Republic, Bill McKibben made his most forceful statement on the climate crisis yet: “It’s not that global warming is like a world war. It Read more about Bill McKibben: Our only hope is to mobilize like we did in WWII[…]

Newsletter 1: The Climate Emergency Declaration campaign so far

Welcome to our first e-news, and thank you for signing up to receive occasional e-news about the Climate Emergency Declaration and Mobilisation campaign. If you were one of our earliest signers, chances are you signed at either the climatesafety.net website, the CORENA website, or the good.do petition platform, so you might not know we now Read more about Newsletter 1: The Climate Emergency Declaration campaign so far[…]

Scientists, business leaders and prominent Australians say climate is already too hot, call for emergency action

More than 20 prominent Australians today – 23 June 2016 – call for emergency-scale action on climate change in an open letter to the new parliament, published in The Age. Signatories run across the political spectrum, and include business leaders, scientists, a former Australian of the Year and a Nobel Laureate. The statement calls for an immediate Read more about Scientists, business leaders and prominent Australians say climate is already too hot, call for emergency action[…]