Author Archives: Climate Tasmania

An Inconvenient Sequel – now showing

A decade after An Inconvenient Truth (2006) brought climate change into the heart of popular culture now comes the follow-up film: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017). Amongst other things it shows what has elapsed in the past ten … Continue reading

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Tasmanian government launches state climate strategy

The Tasmanian state government today launched the long awaited state climate change strategy today – ironically on the same day that the United States announced that it will pull out from the COP 21 Paris global climate pact. Entitled “Climate … Continue reading

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How to communicate climate change

BOOK REVIEW: By David Hamilton “What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming ― towards a new psychology of climate action” I have just finished reading this book by Per Espen Stoknes. The book explores the … Continue reading

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Local Government Forum: May 11

Local councils are expected to play an increasing role in both climate change mitigation and adaptation. To bring greater understanding to this, Climate Tasmania and the Local Government Association (LGAT) hosted an important forum on May 11. In recent years … Continue reading

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March for Science: April 22

In this era we need science and science needs us. Click on the graphic above to find out more. See media coverage here.

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Open letter to parliamentary leaders

An open letter has been sent to the three party leaders in the House of Assembly drawing attention to the Tasmanian Parliament’s inability to address the now-urgent issue of climate change. Signatory, Dr Fitzpatrick, is a climate scientist and member … Continue reading

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Music for a Warming World

Mixing entertainment with science. Coming to Hobart in February. Click the graphic for event details. Plus more info here.

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SLT’s Climate Solutions Project

“A THRIVING TASMANIA THAT MEETS THE CLIMATE CHALLENGE HEAD ON” That’s what the Sustainable Living Tasmania group is proposing through its expert-backed project to show how it can be done. Below is a video clip introduction to the project. Please do take 11 minutes to listen to … Continue reading

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2017: It’s time to re-set the clock on climate change

Tasmania’s professional advisory body on climate change has described 2016 as a massive wake-up call, and warned that it’s time to reset the clock on climate action in 2017.

“The last year has burned climate change risks into the public’s consciousness like never before,” said Philip Harrington, Co-Convenor of Climate Tasmania. “Our policy makers need to make 2017 the year to re-set the clock on the state’s climate change strategies, to protect Tasmania from further economic harm.” Continue reading

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State of the Climate 2016

CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology have released their fourth update looking at changing weather patterns in Australia, brought about by climate change. They’ve also released the short educational primer below, without the technical detail. For more extensive trend information, … Continue reading

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