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Two of Australia’s foremost climate scientists, Professor Will Steffen and Lesley Hughes of the Climate Council will receive this year’s Ngara Institute Activist of the Year Award.

Professor Steffen will be in Mullumbimby to accept the award on behalf of them both and he will give a short talk on the occasion of Ngara’s Annual Lecture, featuring Dr Hugh Mackay on Saturday 20th July.

The Climate Council rates the Federal Government’s performance over the past five years as the defining leadership failure of the past decade.

Professor Steffen says the Federal Government has covered up poor performance with misleading claims, dubious accounting and censorship. ’Citizens and communities are not waiting for Government action,’ he said. ‘There are forward-thinking projects taking the lead on emissions reductions right across the country.’

This award is given with the support of Enova Energy. You can hear more from Professor Steffen at the Ngara Institute’s gala event with Dr Hugh Mackay at the Civic Memorial Hall, Saturday July 20, from 7pm.

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  1. Activists, there is a lot more work to be done. Have you seen the Murray-Darling River system? It is something to pour cold water on.

  2. Highly deserved award.

    When Prof Will Steffen gave his ‘Wake up’ climate presentation to a Byron audience just over a year ago, he made it clear that to avoid civilisation collapse, ALL of humanity has to START to reduce our emissions by June 2019 and progressively reduce them to zero by 2040

    This is a great talk..

  3. The action on climate change is happening because China is producing our components extra cheap. It’s not that the science is wrong, that’s debatable, it’s the fact the progress is being ripped from our control. 3500 approved wind farms in victoria. And noone talks about it, just the impending end-of-days. Not a gain at all, not worth an award. Worth some old-time scepticism. When everyone is telling you the same thing, watch out, that’s time for serious thought.

  4. What does the market care about where the money comes from? Of course renewables, it’s the new black. The point is made and is now remaking itself. But is a country defensible based on wind and sun? We might as well distribute sticks. We give up our defence and there might not be an ally. Where will be your Ngara award then?


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