Climate change

China and India’s response to climate change!

I often hear the comment “whatever Australia does domestically to reduce its emissions, it will have no real impact on global temperatures” and get asked the question “what are countries like China and India doing to reduce their emissions”

Now while it’s true that Australia’s emissions are very low on a per country basis (though we are the highest per capita) and whatever we do will not have a significant impact globally, under the Kyoto protocol, we are one ...

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CSIRO’s new book – Climate Change: Science and Solutions for Australia

The scientific evidence that human activities are contributing to climate change is compelling however, there is still a large sector of the community sceptical of the science and society is increasingly seeking information about the nature of the evidence and what can be done to respond to a changing climate.

CSIRO has released a new book titled, Climate Change: Science and Solutions for Australia. It’s a good source of information and a guide to underpin decisions for business, government ...

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Farmers in a growing market

Today I read a report that multinational companies such as Walt Disney are already taking the initiative, moving toward sustainability and are in the market for quality carbon offsets.

Disney has been measuring their emissions since 2006 and has a long term goal to achieve zero net direct greenhouse gas emissions.

To achieve this goal, Disney has implemented energy management systems which avoid and reduce emissions through efficiency, are moving into low carbon fuels to run their massive fleet and finally, investing ...

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Poles apart on climate change

I’d like to grab a beer, sit down and have a good yarn to an agronomist mate of mine who sent me an email titled How Well Has The Media And Government Informed The Public About CO2 Levels In The Air? condemning the Governments proposed price on carbon.

Answers to most of the questions posed in the email are available to anyone wanting to spend a few hours research on the web, so to say that people have been misinformed ...

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