Category Archives: Background

Don’t try to fix traffic congestion

Speakers at Climate Tasmania’s well attended July 5 transport forum warned that trying to fix traffic congestion by catering for more cars is a costly and never ending, futile exercise. Dr Eliot Fishman (Institute for Sensible Transport) and Professor Jason … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Can the World Meet Paris Climate Goals Without the United States?

It’s been a week since the US elections elected Donald Trump as president and the above question is burning in the minds of all those concerned about climate change. Nobody has a clear answer to this speculation right now. Here … 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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Climate Change and Health

An emerging issue that has come out of the climate change debate in recent times is the range of consequences it may impose on on human health. Continue reading

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Where do Tasmanian emissions come from?

Sustainable Living Tasmania has done a wonderful job converting our state greenhouse emissions profile into a visual display. The wheel here represents greenhouse emissions coming from the four primary sectors shown. Emissions are based on 2014 official data. Click on … Continue reading

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The vital role of art in communicating climate change

Sociology theory indicates that movements for change only become successful once the idea has become so grounded that artists take up the message and run with it. At that point the issue will have arrived. Oddly art and music have … Continue reading

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