Author Archives: Climate Tasmania

Doughnut Economics

As we come out of covid… a different way to move our economies forward. A lot is being written lately about this new way of looking at economics, suited to the 21st century. How to apply this thinking to our … Continue reading

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As the economy heats up again…. what then for climate?

Quite a number of government engagement processes are now under way as all three levels of government gradually shift into post-Covid recovery mode. Climate change policy once again hangs in the balance as our governments, keen to revitalize their economies, … Continue reading

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The best ways to stop climate change?

It’s probably not what you think. Most people think of this question through the simple meme – replace fossil fuels with renewables. Problem fixed. Therein lies a thorny problem. Despite exponential growth of renewable energy during the past three decades … Continue reading

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Climate change can’t remain unregulated

In the wake of numerous shocking and costly tragedies, like the Australian bushfires, pressure is mounting on all governments everywhere to regulate climate change through meaningful sets of laws. Continue reading

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Reducing the carbon footprint of Tasmania’s cities

A significant component of the energy and carbon footprint of our cities stems from commercial buildings. To date, three states – Victoria, NSW and South Australia – have taken steps to tackle this problem through a innovative type of financing … Continue reading

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How Tasmania can lead the world….

Slide presentation – supporting the development of stronger climate legislation for Tasmania. Continue reading

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Hobart Public Meeting – Sept 25

The decoration at top and bottom of poster represents the barcode of climate change for Australia – from 1910 to 2017 (left to right). Dark Blue = coolest year.  Dark Red = warmest year. Please download poster HERE and share … Continue reading

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The Global Climate Emergency in 5 charts

These 5 charts have been compiled by members of Climate Tasmania in an effort to distil the climate change challenge in an easy-to-digest form. Continue reading

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Beefing up Tasmania’s climate legislation

This Summer’s weather and bushfire calamities along with the marine heatwave that is debilitating marine habitats and affecting our commercial fisheries have brought to the fore once again Tasmania’s acute vulnerability to climate change and the need for our state … Continue reading

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Can Tasmania provide leadership on climate change?

Political turmoil in Canberra in recent weeks has once again thrown the spotlight on Australia’s response to the Paris COP Agreement – whereby individual nations have agreed to take leadership in order to help restrain global emissions.

The following is text of a letter sent to all forty Tasmanian MPs on 18 September 2018. Continue reading

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