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Saltwater by Julian Lennon from 1993

Posted by colin.hargreaves@aoc.org.au on August 28, 2014 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Sing for the Climate! Reminding us how far behind we are – a slightly petulant Julian Lennon with Saltwater in 1993, saddened that nobody is acting on climate.

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The club performance above with his comments is best but here is a highly produced version with video - 

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Gather Gather Gather

Posted by colin.hargreaves@aoc.org.au on August 27, 2014 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Here's Armidale's 2013 offering played on the National Day of Climate action November 17 - 

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The lyrics are by Helen Webb. The tune is Donna Donna. It is sung by the Firebirds Community Choir, and the video is produced by Iain Mackay, President of Sustainable Living Armidale. 

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Sing for the Climate - Belgium 2012

Posted by colin.hargreaves@aoc.org.au on August 27, 2014 at 8:50 PM

This is a very professional and great song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGgBtHoIO4g" target="_blank">Click here to view on YouTube

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Here is a version to help people learn - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfU3fK0RG5k&list=PL12C473D0D088838D&index=8

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What climate tipping points should we be looking out for?

Posted by colin.hargreaves@aoc.org.au on July 24, 2014 at 2:20 AM Comments comments (0)

by Andrew Glikson, in https://theconversation.com/what-climate-tipping-points-should-we-be-looking-out-for-27108" target="_blank">The Conversation, 14 July 2014

 

The concept of a “tipping point” – a threshold beyond which a system shifts to a new state – is becoming a familiar one in discussions of the climate.

 

Examples of tipping points are everywhere: a glass falling off a table upon tilting; a bacterial popula...

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8 charts that show how climate change is making the world more dangerous

Posted by colin.hargreaves@aoc.org.au on July 15, 2014 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Disasters including storms, floods and heatwaves have increased fivefold since the 1970s, UN finds

By Suzanne Goldenberg

Forget the future. The world already is nearly five times as dangerous and disaster prone as it was in the 1970s, because of the increasing risks brought by climate change, according to a new report from the World Meteorological Organisation.

 

The first decade of the 21st century saw 3,496 natural disasters from floods, storms, droughts and hea...

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No False Choices: To Preserve A Livable Climate, We Need To Slash Both CO2 And Methane

Posted by colin.hargreaves@aoc.org.au on July 12, 2014 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (0)

by Joseph Romm

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Natural gas can either leak out as methane, or be flared as CO2 before going to market. CREDIT: Shutterstock

he bad news is that humanity has dawdled for so long that our only realistic chance to avoid multiple, irreversible, catastrophic climate impacts is to slash both carbon dioxide and the “super pollutants” like methane sharply star...

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U.S. Seen as Biggest Oil Producer After Overtaking Saudi Arabia

Posted by colin.hargreaves@aoc.org.au on July 10, 2014 at 1:35 AM Comments comments (0)

By Grant Smith, Bloomberg News


The U.S. will remain the world’s biggest oil producer this year after overtaking Saudi Arabia andRussia as extraction of energy from shale rock spurs the nation’s economic recovery, Bank of America Corp. said.

U.S. production of crude oil, along with liquids separated from natural gas, surpassed all other countries this year with daily output excee...

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State's top doctor says we should consider banning wood fire heaters

Posted by colin.hargreaves@aoc.org.au on July 5, 2014 at 1:40 AM Comments comments (0)

by Heath Gilmore

The NSW government is considering banning wood fire heaters following a call from the state's top doctor.

NSW Chief Medical Officer Kerry Chant says the heaters are so detrimental to the health she supported banning and phasing out the heaters in built-up urban areas as an option to control wood smoke.

NSW Health has advocated the government give councils greater regulatory powers to impose controls in their area, taking into account topography, population d...

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Wood fire heaters: the hidden killer

Posted by colin.hargreaves@aoc.org.au on June 27, 2014 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Heath Gilmore, 27 June 2014

The air pollution from wood fire heaters now poses a bigger immediate health danger to Sydneysiders than cars or cigarettes.

Health experts say the growth in wood fire heaters and the resulting smoke accounts for more than 60 per cent of Sydney's winter air pollution, triggering complications among asthmatics, emphysema and chronic bronchitis sufferers.

In July, an estimated 83,000 heaters are responsible for up to 75 per cent of fine particle pol...

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Australia's Electricity Sector: Ageing, Inefficient and Unprepared

Posted by colin.hargreaves@aoc.org.au on June 18, 2014 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Climate Council Report

Internationally, the energy sector accounts for the largest proportion of greenhouse gas (gHg) emissions, which are the main drivers of climate change. Limiting temperature rise to a global average of 2 °C, the internationally agreed level that may avoid dangerous climate change, requires large scale changes in the electricity sector and a tripling of low-carbon energy by 2050.

 

Yet, australia’s electricity is largely generated by agei...

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