Tag Archives: Climate change

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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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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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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Choose your local leaders – part 1

This week, the world’s top scientists have given their clearest warning yet of the severe and irreversible impacts of climate change. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) synthesis report, a summary of its last three reports, has … Continue reading

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‘This Changes Everything’

In October 2013, Naomi Klein published an article in New Statesman entitled ‘How science is telling us all to revolt’. She asked “Is our relentless quest for economic growth killing the planet?” and concluded “The fact that the business-as-usual pursuit … Continue reading

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Women of the World

The 1 Million Women Campaign is a registered charity, launched in June 2009, to inspire daughters, mothers, sisters and grandmothers to take practical action on climate change. It is one of hundreds of women’s organisations working with The Women’s Earth and … Continue reading

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