A list of news and information curated for Climate Change. Get the news from the source when the media says things that just do not seem correct.
After thousands of Australians chipped in to Australia’s biggest crowd-funding campaign, the abolished Climate Commission has relaunched as the new, independent Climate Council.
We exist to provide independent, authoritative climate change information to the Australian public. Why? Because our response to climate change should be based on the best science available.
We’re a fast growing group of people made up of expert Councillors, staff, volunteers and supporters. Together we are doing everything we can to spread independent and accurate information on climate change.
Skeptical Science is a non-profit science education organisation, run by a global team of volunteers.
The goal of Skeptical Science is to explain what peer reviewed science has to say about global warming. When you peruse the many arguments of global warming skeptics, a pattern emerges. Skeptic arguments tend to focus on narrow pieces of the puzzle while neglecting the broader picture. For example, focus on Climategate emails neglects the full weight of scientific evidence for man-made global warming. Concentrating on a few growing glaciers ignores the world wide trend of accelerating glacier shrinkage. Claims of global cooling fail to realise the planet as a whole is still accumulating heat. This website presents the broader picture by explaining the peer reviewed scientific literature.
The Site includes rebutals and evidence for many
Global Warming & Climate Change Myths
Here is a summary of global warming and climate change myths, sorted by recent popularity vs what science says. Click the response for a more detailed response. You can also view them sorted by taxonomy, by popularity, in a print-friendly version, with short URLs or with fixed numbers you can use for permanent references.
We are a group of people in the Canberra region who are concerned about climate change and want to catalyse an emergency response to the climate crisis. We often focus on whats happening in Federal parliament.
We are the Canberra chapter of several national campaigns as well as working with other Canberra groups to cut the cities CO2 emissions . We aim to act as a hub for information and an entry point for people to facilitate their productive engagement in climate change issues.
We lobby our Federal and Territory governments, write submissions, organise forums, rallies, films, stalls, media events, conferences and social gatherings.
The National Greenhouse Accounts (NGA) Factors has been prepared by the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency and is designed for use by companies and individuals to estimate greenhouse gas emissions. The NGA Factors is not published for the purposes of reporting under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 (the NGER Act).
From the US Focused Climate central www.climatecentral.org
Post Carbon Institute provides individuals, communities, businesses, and governments with the resources needed to understand and respond to the interrelated economic, energy, environmental, and equity crises that define the 21st century. We envision a world of resilient communities and re-localized economies that thrive within ecological bounds.
Post Carbon Institute has four primary goals:
- Build awareness and understanding. Our aim is to help people face reality, understand the true nature of the crises at hand, and take thoughtful, confident action.
- Foster collaboration. To successfully navigate the transition at hand will take unprecedented cooperation. Too often, efforts take place in isolated silos. Our goal is support true collaboration that sees both the causes and solutions to these crises as interconnected.
- Integrate knowledge. Individual approaches and responses in one area can sometimes exacerbate other problems or escalate an overall crisis. Post Carbon Institute takes a whole systems approach to ensure that solutions amplify, rather than cancel out, one another.
- Inspire action. The sheer enormity of the challenge at hand and the uncertainty of times ahead can lead to fear, hopelessness, or paralysis. We offer people and communities concrete, practical, and replicable actions to build resilience and manage the transition.
Who is The Climate Institute?
Established in late 2005, The Climate Institute is a non-partisan, independent research organisation that works with community, business and government to catalyse and drive the change and innovation needed for a low pollution economy and culture.
Our vision is for a resilient Australia prospering in a low carbon global economy, participating fully and fairly in international climate change solutions.
Sunday, 11 September 2011 14:00
The current state of the climate policy debate has left many Australians and probably a few politicians confused and wrongly forecasting economic doom and gloom. A new series of fact sheets sets the record straight on a number of key myths and misconceptions in the climate policy debate. It’s time to move beyond the squabbling and sensationalism and look at the real challenges and opportunities of taking action.
Australia is a big polluter. We can have significant pollution reduction while growing jobs. And we are at no risk of leading the world in taking action. Instead, taking decisive action now will open up new clean energy opportunities, creating up to 34,000 new jobs in the electricity sector alone by 2030, and ensure our industries remain globally competitive as the world switches to cleaner energy and cleaner economies.
MYTH: Australia is not a significant polluter so there is no need for us to act.
MYTH: A price on pollution will not do anything to help the environment.
MYTH: A pollution price will see the demise of mining and other sectors. There will be massive job losses.
MYTH: Other countries aren’t acting so why should Australia move ahead of the rest of the world?
MYTH: If you have a pollution price then you don’t need other clean energy measures.
MYTH: Taking action to price pollution ahead of other countries will hurt Australia’s global competitiveness in the short-term.
MYTH: A pollution price is all we need to make us more energy efficient
MYTH: Putting a price on pollution won’t change behaviour.
MYTH: Scientists can’t agree. The jury is still out on whether climate change is real.