Ted Baillieu has a plan to destroy the renewable energy jobs and industries in this state, and expand our brown coal development, including starting an export industry. On top of this he wants to spend taxpayer money on a public relations campaign, on behalf of the coal companies, to convince us that brown coal is great. If this crazy plan goes ahead it will be an economic, social and ecological catastrophe for Victoria.
Republished from the Crikey Croakey blog. A report from the conference on the health and security implications of climate change held in London by the British Medical Association (BMA) and the British Medical Journal (BMJ).
Victoria is going backwards under Ted Baillieu. Join the march at 1pm, Sunday 13 November, Parliament House. * Cattle trampling our national parks * New wind farms blocked and solar energy attacked * Co2 emissions target ignored * Endangered species habitat logged * New coal-fired power station approved * Anglesea coal mine continued * Green Wedges threatened * Westernport destruction fast-tracked.
On Tuesday night Yarra Council voted four votes to five to reject a motion calling on the Federal Government to implement a large range of measures for achieving a safe climate future. This motion was put to council by Mayor Alison Clarke at the request of Yarra Climate Action Now and was found by a [...]
11am – 2.30pm at Melbourne Girls College in Richmond. See climate scientist Prof. David Karoly, comedian Rod Quantock, and CEO of the Yarra Energy Foundation Alex Fearnside. Join in the community discussion about our climate future.
In a profoundly short sighted and stupid move, the Gillard Labor Government has announced it wants to cut $495 million from solar energy programs to pay for the flood clean-up. Some of this money will go to rebuilding coal export infrastructure. Click on this post to sign the petition against this madness.
Clive Hamilton – one of the world’s best analysts of climate change denial explains how the politicisation of climate science has led to denial of that science by many of those with right-wing ideologies. He also cites historical examples where vested interests and extreme ideologies have rejected reality. A must-read.
All four of Australia’s major banks invest in dirty and dangerous coal – making money from the misery and destruction caused by coal all over the world. ANZ is the dirtiest of the lot. Over the past five years, ANZ has poured nearly $1.6 billion into coal power stations, coal mines and coal ports. Click on this post to send a message to ANZ’s CEO.
The Melbourne Times has been forced to issue a correction after an article’s claims about the Vote Climate campaign were proven to be false. This is YCAN’s statement regarding the matter.
Is John Brumby really a leader on climate change or is he dressing up business as usual with spin? Taegen Edwards from YCAN investigates.