The conversation for young people has moved on from ‘Is climate change real?’ or ‘How do we slow or stop the impacts of climate change?’, to ‘How do we adapt?’.
Over the last few decades, modern industrialised agriculture has wrought havoc on natural systems. It has razed forests, decimated biodiversity, and has done immense damage to soils.
A possible connection between the water used by farmers east of the Pilliga State Forest and the proposed Santos Narrabri gas field is being ignored by the NSW Planning Department.
In November 2007, with enormous enthusiasm, Australian voters elected a Kevin Rudd-led Labor government in a landslide, with a huge mandate to implement an emissions trading scheme (ETS) to deal with anthropogenic climate change.
Punters in Mullumbimby have taken the call to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to a whole new level.
Today, 5 June, is World Environment Day and the theme is ‘Time for Nature’. It is a theme that asks you to consider the fact that the food we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the climate of the earth are what allows us to exist and inhabit this small blue dot in the ever expanding universe.
The North Coast region of NSW has already experienced significant climate change: average temperatures on the east coast of Australia have increased by around 0.7 °C compared to pre-industrial levels, and this warming trend is expected to continue.
As the government talks about getting the economy going by proposing the removal of regulations on development, subsidising gas and reducing environmental requirements for coal seam gas development the Rainforest 4 Foundation is taking the opposite approach.
Tweed Shire Council is stepping up its response to climate change by laying a firm policy foundation for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting the Tweed to the impacts of climate change.
Every species has its own characteristic niche in an ecosystem, but in the age of the Anthropocene, the scale of our influence on the environment has come to dominate.
The Rainforest 4 Foundation has been at the forefront of positive action, including planting rainforest trees to restore fire-devastated rainforests and buying back land in the Daintree.
The largesse that Morrison is thrilled to be dispensing, as if it were his personal golden egg stash, will mostly stop when the virus crisis ends. It is, of course, all being paid for with our tax money plus new money being printed by the Reserve Bank which we will also have to pay for.
The Australian political response to the COVID-19 pandemic has proved that governments can act quickly if conditions demand it, even if that means overturning longstanding ideological obstacles.
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The knowledge of both anthropogenic climate change and the term ‘biodiversity’ have profoundly reshaped both our behaviour and the way in which humans see ourselves in relation to our environment.
Australians have now experienced some of the devastating impacts of what a global heating of just one degree looks like. We must decarbonise our economy, and the earlier we do this, the less painful and costly it is going to be.
Activists have taken the fight to the front gates of the News Corp printing press in Murarrie, Queensland last night demanding that ‘News Corp tell the truth about the climate and ecological crisis,’ said a spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion (XR).
This month Planet Watch explores how climate change will affect the oceans and its creatures.
Given Roy Morgan research suggests that 26 per cent of Australian businesses have been impacted by recent bushfires, what is The NSW Business Chamber’s position on climate change?
Over 40 Queenslanders, many in their 60’s and 70’s, are currently taking peaceful direct action to disrupt contractor Hastings Deering who are about to begin assembly of driverless trucks for Adani's controversial coal mine.
With the People’s Climate Assembly coinciding with the opening of Australian Parliament for 2020, Extinction Rebellion Northern Rivers is organising two buses to travel to Canberra to take part.
Jim Nutter, Main Arm With the evidence for human induced climate change no longer in contention, and the imminent cost to our commonwealth and the public purse, when will our government get serious about pursuing those companies, both mining and agricultural,... Read More →
Hans Lovejoy The inventor of a system that claims to incinerate waste and pollutants without emissions will be holding a public meeting January 18 at the Mullumbimby Uniting Church from 7 till 9pm. Mullumbimby born Spiro Spiro told The Echo... Read More →
The Greens state member for Ballina wants mainstream society to give conservatives on climate change another chance.
How to sum up this decade of politics in Australia? Numbers-wise, we had six prime ministers (counting Kevin twice), three National Party leaders, ten budgets, seven environment ministers, two apologies, one plebiscite and a Herculean-load of hubris.