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[…]

Margaret Hender: Climate emergency campaigning – what have we learnt so far?

What have we learnt so far from the Climate Emergency Declaration and Mobilisation campaign in Australia and what is needed to achieve our goal? A number of people in this room, and others, have been involved in climate emergency campaigning for years now, and especially since the book ‘Climate Code Red’ appeared in 2008, so Read more about Margaret Hender: Climate emergency campaigning – what have we learnt so far?[…]

David Spratt: Why is emergency-scale action necessary?

David Spratt’s presentation at the Victorian Climate Action Network forum on 11 September 2016   The scientific case for understanding climate heating as an emergency The world now faces a climate emergency. Our scientists tell us. We know it. Slowly the political elite are realising that the current international climate policy-making paradigm is dying of Read more about David Spratt: Why is emergency-scale action necessary?[…]

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[…]

Metamorphosis from wild idea into a no-brainer

By Margaret Hender You might recall, not so many years ago, nobody was asking for 100 per cent renewable electricity, or even thinking about it or imagining it might be possible. So what happened? One evening a group of climate campaigners were sitting around a kitchen table trying to devise strategies for reducing carbon emissions. Read more about Metamorphosis from wild idea into a no-brainer[…]

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[…]