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[…]

Philip Sutton: What a Climate Emergency Act could look like

Currently there is no legislation under which Parliament could declare a Climate Emergency and mobilise resources accordingly. The Model Act drafted by Philip Sutton, the 40-page ‘Climate Emergency (Restructuring & Mobilisation) Act’, is an example of the type of legislation that would be required in order to declare a Climate Emergency and establish the mechanisms Read more about Philip Sutton: What a Climate Emergency Act could look like[…]

Christine Milne: ‘Depoliticise the climate emergency’

Radio interview with Christine Milne » Download the audio file “We are in an emergency, and I think that the more we can use that word the better. At the moment, to a lot of people, that seems like an extreme thing to say, but it is actually an acknowledgement of the physical reality,” said Christine Read more about Christine Milne: ‘Depoliticise the climate emergency’[…]

David Spratt: Amazing things are what we need to do on climate now

We need ideas leadership. The rate of climate action needs to be more urgent than the politicians want to speak about, says David Spratt, author of ‘Climate Reality Check’, in this short audio interview: » Right-click to download the audio file (MP3, 128 kbps) Transcript “We need a check to see where things are at. Read more about David Spratt: Amazing things are what we need to do on climate now[…]

Laurence Delina: Learning from war

University of New South Wales PhD candidate Laurence L. Delina has investigated the rapid, large, socio-economic changes made by several countries just before and during World War 2, wrote professor Mark Diesendorf from UNSW Australia in The Conversation: “Laurence Delina found that we can learn from wartime experience in changing the labour force and finance. Read more about Laurence Delina: Learning from war[…]