Category Archives: climate

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2013 Climate Report

Annual Climate Report 2013 The Annual Climate Report is the Bureau of Meteorology’s official historical record of the previous year’s climate. It provides a national overview of temperature and rainfall during the year, and documents significant weather and climate events. … Continue reading

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The town that was murdered

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[Broadcast on PShift, 4zzz, fm 102.1, at noon on friday 7 feb 2014] We drove up to a small park in Acland to meet the town’s sole surviving citizen Glen. Trevor and I were invited to meet Glen by Nicki, … Continue reading

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Gomeroi community demands protection

Gomeroi community demands Federal Environment Minister Hunt protect family graves from Whitehaven mine Gomeroi community demands Federal Environment Minister Hunt protect family graves from Whitehaven mine Gomeroi Elders and community members have issued a statement today (attached) imploring Federal Environment … Continue reading

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Call for help as cyclone hits Tonga

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Be it climate change or not, this unseasonal cyclone has caused widespread destruction to the South Pacific archipelago of Tonga. The people are resilient and will re-build after the destruction caused by the storm. Like indigenous people everywhere they are … Continue reading

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Film: Fractured country, an unconventional invasion

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Public inquiry into Bill to extend mining to 2035 on Stradbroke

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 Wednesday 30 October 9am -1pm. Parliament House The committee will hear evidence from interested parties. Location Parliament House RSVP 07 3406 7908 Sibelco likely to be scheduled first up, Quandamooka People will give presentations as will the environment sector, interested … Continue reading

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What has the anti-globalisation movement achieved?

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‘First they globalised management and now they’ve globalised workers’ – long time unionist and economic refugee I attended the inaugural anti- G20 meeting at Trades & Labor Council (QCU) Building in South Brisbane on Thursday 18 July 2013. A couple … Continue reading

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PShift: End to Country — Energy Policy in Queensland

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“If we don’t change direction soon, we’ll end up where we’re heading” — IEA Energy Outlook, 2011 Over the past five years, the Queensland government has spent over $6.9 billion subsidising port, rail, road and other infrastructure for the benefit … Continue reading

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World’s greatest treasurer on Queensland Debt

PShift: Could please introduce yourself? Costello: Everyone knows who I am and that I was the world’s greatest treasurer from 1996 till 2007. I am currently conducting an audit of Queensland’s finances for the Campbell Newman government. PShift: Wasn’t it … Continue reading

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The Australian Green Development Forum hosting Cuban Professor

The Australian Green Development Forum is hosting eminent Cuban Professor for their roadshow on April 1st. Follow the hyperlink for more information and registration Professor Fernando Martirena from Santa Clara University in Cuba will be our special guest for the … Continue reading

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PShift: Flood and Climate Change

PShift Broadcast 8 Feb 2013 This land is mine Yeah I signed on the dotted line Campfires on the creek bed Bank breathing down my neck They won’t take it away They won’t take it away They won’t take it … Continue reading

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PShift: The Story of Coal – beauty and the beast

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Anna came to this country and now she is left alone Her man had so much sickness he left some in their home It was just for a while until they got on their feet but the mine was a … Continue reading

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Why QLD’s coal and gas boom matters to you, Brisbane, Wed Nov 14, 5.45pm

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For those of you in Brisbane and able to attend, I look forward to seeing you at this free public forum tomorrow evening. Kind regards, Mark Ogge Public Engagement Officer The Australia Institute M. +61 421 272 884 E. mark@tai.org.au … Continue reading

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SPECIAL INVITATION from WILPF – ‘”The Rising Tide of Climate Change”‘

Hello All, The Qld Branch of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom are pleased to announce that our special guest at our Sunday November 11 Meeting will be Dr Alice Aruhe’eta Pollard from the Solomon Islands. Where: Community … Continue reading

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How big is the ‘great big new tax’?

Scaremongering is still rampant in the Murdoch Press with regard to the carbon pollution tax. Why is it that nobody wants to pay for POLLUTION!!!!!!!!! While I don’t agreed with the way the Fed Govt has introduced this tax, particularly … Continue reading

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Failing Energy Policy and Climate Change – Why can’t Australia get it right?

Failing Energy Policy and Climate Change – Why can’t Australia get it right?? My take on this is that what we are seeing in Australia is a complete failure to implement good long term energy policy to support the development … Continue reading

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Union Action to Save the Reef now Illegal

In light of the current alarm about dredging and dumping in the Reef, it is worth recalling how it was saved by union action which is now illegal under Fair Work Australia.   Coral battleground 1970 After tenders to drill … Continue reading

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17 Group: 7th of March Meeting

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The March 2012 Meeting of the 17 Group will take place on Wednesday the 7th of March at 7pm in unit 6 at 20 Drury St in West End on the topic of energy policy in relation to the Queensland … Continue reading

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What every environmentalist needs to know about Capitalism

Green Left Weekly Public Forum: The major force behind the current environmental crisis is big business and its ceaseless quest for private profit — capitalism. We urgently need to change the social system if we are to effectively tackle climate … Continue reading

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Increase in U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in 2010

EIA reports a 3.9-percent increase in U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in 2010 – U.S. carbon dioxide emissions from the consumption of fossil fuels were 5,638 million metric tons carbon dioxide (MMTCO2) in 2010, an increase of 3.9 percent from … Continue reading

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BOOK LAUNCH: Solar Electricity Consumer Guide by Trevor Berrill

INVITATION to BOOK LAUNCH SOLAR ELECTRICITY CONSUMER GUIDE by TREVOR BERRILL Book launch speaker: John Grimes the CEO for Australia Solar Energy Society. Date & Time: 30th June 2pm Location: Osprey House, Brisbane Attendance: RSVP Marcus Cundy-Cooper on mailto:mscc%40whichenergy.com.au Advanced … Continue reading

Price on pollution: Brisbane rally this Saturday

You might have seen the anti-climate action rallies in the news lately. In early May, the same naysayers and radio shock-jocks will rally in Brisbane to say “No!” to climate action.

But around the nation, a bigger group of people are stepping up to say “YES!” In Melbourne, Perth, Port Macquarie and Sydney, the sceptics and polluters rallies have been outnumbered by pro-pollution price people. Now it’s Brisbane’s turn. Continue reading

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Edge of Darkness: damned walls, floods and landslides

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Editor’s Note: This is one of a series of articles under the heading ‘Edge of Darkness’ authored by Trevor Berrill (Sustainable Energy Systems Consultant & Educator) and Ian Curr (BSc UQ Grad Dip ATAX). These articles are about systemic failure … Continue reading

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The Flood hits community and unions in South Brisbane and West End

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Have been getting queries about flood affected areas in West End and South Brisbane. In short, it is 1974 all over again. Only this time there are more people living and working in these areas. Apartment buildings near the river … Continue reading

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Edge of darkness: will flooding in Qld cause load shedding at power stations?

Floods and Coal Supply to Queensland Power Stations Yes – coal supply is being affected by the floods at least to Stanwell and Gladstone Power Stations, and Stanwell has decreased its output to extend the life of its coal stockpile. But … Continue reading

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Vale Bryan Law

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“Can’t add my name into the fight while I’m gone So I guess I’ll have to do it while I’m here And I won’t be laughing at the lies when I’m gone And I can’t question how or when or … Continue reading