Stung: Abbott #CSIRO budget cuts halt #Queensland marine stinger forecasting research reports @Takvera






Jellyfish, jellyfish. I hope you love jellyfish! We are creating just the right conditions in our oceans for more jellyfish, including the deadly species of Box jellyfish and Irukandji. We are changing our marine environment giving an advantage to jellyfish over the fish we love to catch and eat, and also giving jellyfish a chance […]






#Climate Change not on Abbott’s South Australian #SApol #bushfire agenda but should be reports @Takvera






Prime Minister Tony Abbott has visited the bushfire stricken communities in the Adelaide Hills outlining disaster recovery and short-term income assistance payments to bushfire victims, but refusing to be drawn on whether climate change has influenced bushfires. I investigate some of the recent science into the links between bushfire and climate Change for South Australia […]






Victoria’s Heat Health Alert warning system and #Heatwave adaptation by @Takvera






In this article, originally published on the Climate Action Moreland site, I take a look at Victoria’s Heat Health Alert system. Heatwave risk management, mitigation and adaptation still lacks proper governance with no mention in Victoria’s Emergency Management Manual, no proper statewide plan, while heat related deaths far outstrips the deaths from other natural disasters […]






Australian #climate emissions set to soar: new report shows #carbontax was working – @Takvera






Largest drop in Australia’s emissions with carbon tax, new figures from the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory reveal, as emissions from electricity generation start to trend up. Just two days before Christmas Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt released the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory June quarter update report which shows that Labor’s Carbon pricing, abolished in July […]






Pacific #ClimateWarriors in Queensland, “Where will I bury my next loved one who dies?”: @JanB_QLD Reports






We all respond differently to different types of occasion. The media love the big and the boisterous: colour and movement. It’s the intimate moments and personal encounters that move me. Over the past two weeks the 350 Pacific “Climate Warriors”, offered us both. They came from twelve different Pacific nations to hold events across Australia. […]






Living with coal, @Sikamikanico joins Pacific #ClimateWarriors to blockade Newcastle Port. #leardblockade






It’s pretty irritating living next to the coal train line in the shadow of the world’s largest coal port. The outside walls of our house are constantly covered in a layer of coal dust. I have to wash the dust out of the laundry baskets every time we use them (and yes, we do regularly […]






Canberra #PeoplesClimate March: @MargaretOConno5 reports






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Australia is a climate leaner, not a lifter: @takvera comments on #Climate2014






Australia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop took the podium at the United Nations Climate Summit to an almost empty plenary to announce Australia was balancing economic growth with climate action, with a 5 per cent cut based on 2000 levels by 2020 using $2.55 billion to fund emission reductions under the government’s Direct Action Plan. […]






Thousands rally worldwide to demand action on #PeoplesClimate: @takvera reports from Melbourne march






A beautiful spring day brought out the crowds to attend the Peoples Climate Melbourne rally. But a hum had been in the air that this was going to draw a large crowd. As it turns out, over 30,000 people turned up and marched from the State Library of Victoria to the Treasury Gardens through Melbourne’s […]






The Brisbane #PeoplesClimate Rally – @JanB_QLD reports for #NoFibs






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