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www.abc.net.au
Australia needs to get out of the business of digging up stuff and sending it overseas. Coal in particular (given how much pollution is generated from the act of mining it and then burning it) is a good thing. We should be taking the people from these industries and employing them in the renewable energy sector.
Posted: August 7, 2014 @ 08:57
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www.newscientist.com
Repealing the carbon tax - just another conservative move to please big business because the replacement systems will not be anywhere near as effective.
Posted: July 19, 2014 @ 07:01
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www.theguardian.com
The signs are showing - the sea is rising and there are some rich (as compared to the global average) people being affected. Maybe something will happen - but it will be too late to save Miami.
Posted: July 14, 2014 @ 08:57
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io9.com
This is great - the BBC is going to present a balanced viewpoint - which means that when 97% of people agree on a topic they'll only present the 3% view 3% of the time. That's actual balance.
Posted: July 5, 2014 @ 10:15
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www.slate.com
...surely the Australian politicians can too. This one is for you, Tony Abbott.

I wonder what Obama was really thinking last week when Abbott was talking down climate change in their meeting.
Posted: June 18, 2014 @ 11:08
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io9.com
A few charts to show how much the climate has already changed.
Posted: May 7, 2014 @ 06:04
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www.forbes.com
This is pretty much common sense - but biofuels have been sold as the next big thing to save us from the oil crisis and even as a lower carbon polluter. But they aren't and they cause food prices to go up - and for valuable food to be used as fuel rather than feeding people.
Posted: April 21, 2014 @ 16:16
Modified: April 21, 2014 @ 16:17
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theaimn.com
I remember the denials from the tobacco industry - even though there was clear evidence that smoking caused cancer and other diseases. Same thing happening now with climate change. In 50 years the mainstream will wake up but will it be too late?
Posted: April 20, 2014 @ 10:51
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labs.enigma.io
Analysing data from 1964 to the present - showing that temperatures really are rising.
Posted: April 13, 2014 @ 16:23
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motherboard.vice.com
And our politicians in Australia aren't any better.

The closing line of the article: "These modern ignoramuses are doing worse than merely fiddling while Rome burns—they are staring at the flames, and arguing that it is not hot."
Posted: April 4, 2014 @ 11:14
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www.buzzfeed.com
'Nuf said.
Posted: April 1, 2014 @ 12:49
Modified: April 1, 2014 @ 12:51
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www.slate.com
...and it is only going to get worse unless we act now. It is already too late to stave off many of the effects but if we continue to do nothing (or worse, increase our rate of warming by doing more of what we are now) then it will be catastrophic.
Posted: April 1, 2014 @ 09:33
Modified: April 1, 2014 @ 12:51
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www.theguardian.com
Basically, big-budget business has convinced the world the climate change is not real or has no bearing. We will pay for this in the years to come.
Posted: March 25, 2014 @ 18:08
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hardware.slashdot.org
This is an interesting proposal. I'm no fan of the coal industry - or any other industry that creates significant amount of pollution - so why not shut it down and push other cleaner technologies?
Posted: March 14, 2014 @ 09:45
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theaimn.com
It is highly disappointing what our government is doing (or in this case isn't doing) with respect to climate change. And that's not to mention their latest efforts at trying to cut down some more forests just for the hell of it.
Posted: March 6, 2014 @ 11:32
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warmingworld.newscientistapps.com
Select your location on the map and look at the graph.
Posted: February 24, 2014 @ 08:36
profmandia.wordpress.com
Important quotes: "it’s good to be skeptical", "Science is organized skepticism" and my favourite: "...the debate is over. It’s the moral and scientific equivalent of debating gravity."
Posted: February 19, 2014 @ 10:14
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io9.com
Interesting concept. While I'm highly in favour of zero-emission cars (i.e. electric or something else) providing that the electricity generation method is from renewable sources - maybe this is a step in the right direction.
Posted: February 19, 2014 @ 08:59
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