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The Lomborg bonanza (Or, how could Australia better spend $4 million?)

April 17th, 2015 · Comments Off on The Lomborg bonanza (Or, how could Australia better spend $4 million?)

The Australian government has given The Smiling Dane, Bjorn Lomborg, a major reason to smile.  It seems that Bjorn won’t have to headquarter out of a post office box any more.  While imposing draconian cuts on higher education, the climate-change denial dominated Australian government has given Lomborg $4 million (Australian $) to set up a […]

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MMfA: Media Mattered for Australia

September 24th, 2013 · 2 Comments

The recent Australian elections represent a significant set-back for climate sanity within Australia and represent a serious step backward when it comes to climate change issues in the Anglophone world.  Now, two major Commonwealth nations (Canada, Australia) are governed by political parties that are lock-step with fossil fuel extraction industries and the Australian government seems […]

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And the drought moves on …

January 27th, 2013 · Comments Off on And the drought moves on …

This guest post comes from GreenMother … I worry about the ongoing drought every day. I know I am starting seeds, and talking about gardening, but there is always a part of me that is worrying about the long terms effects of the last two years extreme heat, and of course, what the Spring and […]

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Tags: climate change · water

#BigAussieHeat in one infographic

January 11th, 2013 · 4 Comments

This infographic comes from Get Up Australia and is from here. For a printable version. The hottest average maximum temperature ever recorded across Australia – 40.33 degrees, was set on Monday surpassing the old record of 40.17 °C set in 1976. (Bureau of Meteorology) The number of consecutive days where the national average maximum daily […]

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One world, two realities: #BigAussieHeat

January 10th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Sadly, as this guest post from Australia by Professor Stephan Lewandowsky reminds us, the United States is not the only nation under siege by Anti-Science Syndrome Haters Of a Livable Economic System in positions of political power. Australia is experiencing the mother of all heat waves. Records are tumbling everywhere: For the first time in […]

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Tags: climate change

Grandparents save five kids from ‘tornadoes of fire’ in Australia; pics

January 10th, 2013 · 3 Comments

This guest post comes from Eileen B. Breathtaking images: Grandfather Tim Holmes took these harrowing photos of his five grandkids escaping the wildfires because he feared their parents ‘would never see them again.’ Tammy Holmes shelters her grandchildren Charlotte Walker, 2, Esther Walker, 4, Liam Walker, 9, Matilda, 11, and Caleb Walker, 6, under a […]

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#BigAussieHeat: Down Under sweltering

January 8th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Some might say that those ‘Down Under’ have a competitive streak with Americans — great allies but truly ecstatic when an Aussie beats an American at the Olympics. At times, however, competition can go too far. And, such is the case with the #BigAussieHeat. After the United States set massive numbers of high temperature records […]

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“The Denial Tango” …

November 11th, 2011 · 1 Comment

As with the United States, Australia has faced a Murdoch media and fossil foolish driven effort to turn the nation’s back on science. In the face of this machine effort, not only has the Australian government adopted a carbon tax that will help turn the nation toward a more sustainable future but the Aussies have […]

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Tags: climate delayers · climate zombies · environmental · global warming deniers

Australia sweltering while much of America freezes

January 5th, 2010 · 1 Comment

It’s snowing in my backyard, the winter coats are out, and it is great to sit in front of the fireplace. Therefore, isolated looks at cold weather ‘proves’ that global warming is a hoax. Right … Of course not. Fact is that the United States, with each passing decade, sees more records on the hot […]

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Tags: climate change · Global Warming

First Responders responding to Climate Change

November 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Having faced (almost literally) hellish conditions with record-breaking fires nearly beyond description, Australia’s first responders are organizing to help foster a stronger national response to Global Warming. Here is a video about their efforts:

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Tags: climate change · Global Warming