Category Archives: Background

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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Launceston Public Meeting: Sept 16

Please download the poster HERE and share it with your network.

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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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Geo-engineering forum at UTAS

Geoengineering technologies are proposals to counteract climate change by removing CO2 from the atmosphere, or by reflecting sunlight away from the earth. This forum brings together scientists, philosophers, international lawyers and members of civil society to discuss the potential role … Continue reading

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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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