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Slide presentation – supporting the development of stronger climate legislation for Tasmania. Continue reading
The final report of Tasmanian Energy Security Taskforce (set up in the wake of Basslink breakdown) has been released. Climate Tasmania is generally pleased with the findings, in particular that it acknowledges and summarises the actual negative impact that climate … Continue reading
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
Following the state energy crisis in early 2016 the state government set up an Energy Security Taskforce. Climate Tasmania has responded to the Taskforce’s Consultation Paper. Our submission emphasised that the short term issue of energy security must not be … Continue reading
Submission by Climate Tasmania
on the Tasmanian governments’s Draft Climate Action Plan
“Embracing the Challenge”
22 March 2016 Continue reading
“Embracing the Climate Challenge” has been finally released in late December.
There is an extended period in which make pubic submissions, so now is the time to do that. The deadline is March 25. Continue reading
Here’s your invitation to our free forum where we will help to unpack the government’s Draft Climate Change Strategy.
Following Tasmania’s eventful Summer this is an opportune time for the government to be engaging the community.
Deadline for submissions: 25th March 2016.
Why do most people never talk about climate change, even people with personal experience of extreme record breaking weather?
What does will it take for society to accept what we already know?
Such puzzling questions have dogged the minds of many climate scientists and communicators for years. The key word is ‘framing’. We need better framing of the climate issue so that messaging of the issue matches how human beings think.
With this in mind, George Marshall’s recent book (pictured here) is essential reading. Continue reading