Category Archives: Climate science

Where do Tasmania’s carbon emissions come from?

Tasmania has already reached its long term emissions reductions target (60% below 1990 levels by 2050) way ahead of schedule!

On the face of it this totally unexpected success seems to be illogical and unbelievable, particularly because it can be argued that almost nothing significant has been done on the mitigation policy front to achieve that goal. So how did it come about? What is the story behind this story?
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Climate and food are joined at the hip!

Food production is the world’s biggest industry. It comprises 10% of global GDP and accounts for 40% of the world’s land area. It depends on functioning ecosystem services and reliable climatic conditions.

Climate change is likely to have profound impacts on food production at the same time that energy-intensive food production practices themselves contribute to the global climate challenge. Continue reading

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Invitation to Food Forum

Climate Change and the Future of Food.

This is the second in our 2015 forum series exploring how climate change will impact on our common future and what can and should be done here in Tasmania.

Hear from three prominent Tasmanians – Rohan Nelson, Leah Galvin and Will Bignell… followed by a lively discussion. Continue reading

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Invitation to forum

Climate Tasmania is keen to begin engaging actively with business, government and community to contribute to the understanding of climate change and to the crafting of appropriate responses in Tasmania. So here’s an opportunity for you to question and contribute.

Please join us in this first of a series of Climate Forums:
6 – 7.30
Tuesday 31 March Continue reading

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