Category Archives: Climate Change

Australian attitudes towards Climate Change

What do Australians think about climate change, how do they rank this issue among others and how ‘green’ are they? How do your own attitudes, beliefs and behaviours compare with the 2014 survey participants’? The fourth annual survey of Australian attitudes to climate change … Continue reading

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The aftermath of the Sampson Flat bushfires

The Sampson Flat bushfire destroyed 27 homes and scorched more than 12,500ha before it was declared contained last Thursday. The fire has also had a serious impact on natural resources in the northern area of the Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges region … Continue reading

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The Sampson Flat fire – day 6

Our thoughts this week are with all the people affected by the Sampson Flat (Mt Lofty Ranges) fire – one of the worst bush fires in South Australian history. Today’s conditions are particularly catastrophic. It’s 12.10pm and the temperature is … Continue reading

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Coping with extreme heat

It’s a hot start to the New Year. Although today’s forecast maximum was 34°, the temperature reached 36.7° by mid-afternoon and a fire weather warning was issued several hours ago. Over the next few days the temperature is projected to … Continue reading

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Climate action at home

This week’s ‘Climate action at home’ workshop in Holdfast Bay attracted about twenty local residents. I was one of three speakers who presented information on the nature of climate change, how it is affecting us and what we can do … Continue reading

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News from the Climate Reality Project

Last week,  the United States and China, the world’s two largest emitters, jointly announced their targets reducing carbon emissions after months of negotiation. The U.S. will emit 26-28 percent fewer carbon emissions in 2025 than it did in 2005, and … Continue reading

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Choose your local leaders – part 2

Last week, I asked the four Holdfast Bay mayoral candidates questions about their views on the relevance of climate change to local council, their understanding of action taken at council level to date, and what climate action should be undertaken by council within the next four years. Yesterday, … Continue reading

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