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Australian voters oppose Iraq war; and two-thirds say both US and Australia should set emission targets for greenhouse gases

Posted by gmarkets on 17 October, 2007

According to the acting chief executive of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, Alan Dupont, US President George Bush has a serious image problem in Australia, reported The Sydney Morning Herald (3/10/2007, p. 13).

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Labor offers Fed cash to Horticulture Australia to identify priority climate-research objectives to start 2009

Posted by gmarkets on 12 October, 2007

Federal Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Kerry O’Brien, last Friday announced that if Labor was elected to government there would be additional measures to help agriculture adjust to the impact of climate change, reported The Canberra Times (4/10/2007, p.36).

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National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Bill 2007: all-powerful Commonwealth reporting power could potentially usurp or marginalise state laws and programs

Posted by gmarkets on 12 October, 2007

Speaking on the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Bill 2007, on 20 September 2007, Penny Wong, Senator for South Australia, said the bill established a single national framework for reporting greenhouse gas emissions, emission reduction actions, and energy consumption and production by corporations from 1 July 2008.

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Health, water and drought the election issues for farmers; only 5.1pc view climate change as important election factor, Qld poll shows

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

A special farmer-only poll revealed they believed Kevin Rudd would be the next Prime Minister of Australia, even though most said they would vote for the Coalition, wrote Lucy Skuthorp in Queensland Country Life (4/10/2007, p.11). Read the rest of this entry »

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Sydney days above 35°C leap from 3.5 days now to 12 days a year by 2070; rainfall in Sydney to fall by 9 per cent by 2030

Posted by gmarkets on 10 October, 2007

According to Saffron Howden, the first comprehensive climate projections from the CSIRO since 2001 suggested temperatures in Sydney could rise by an average 4.3°C by 2070, reported The Daily Telegraph (3/10/2007, p. 10).

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Life in South Australia at 35C a grim prospect as elderly start to die and bushfires rage, Climate Institute’s worst case scenario shows

Posted by gmarkets on 10 October, 2007

The Climate Institute had prepared a scenario of what life would be like at 35 degrees Celsius, reported The Advertiser (3/10/2007, p. 4).

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Casualties of global warming: QLD and NT bear brunt of declines in health and productivity

Posted by gmarkets on 9 October, 2007

According to Siobhain Ryan, some of Australia’s biggest greenhouse polluting industries, such as coal, iron and steel, and agriculture, could see major cuts to their output by 2050 if no action was taken to contain global warming, reported The Australian (5/10/2007, p. 7).

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Arctic sea ice 39 per cent below long-term average from 1979 to 2000 as record tumbles

Posted by gmarkets on 9 October, 2007

According to Will Dunham in Washington, Arctic sea ice hit a record low this summer, reported The Courier Mail (3/10/2007, p. 36).

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John Quiggin named Australian Research Council Federation Fellow for second time in four years, analyses Australia’s options for adapting to effects of climate change

Posted by gmarkets on 5 October, 2007

Using economic theory to shed light on major issues — from the drought crisis gripping the Murray-Darling to debate over the Stern climate change report — had earned John Quiggin a top academic accolade, reported Kerrie Sinclair in The Courier Mail (27/9/2007, p.73). Read the rest of this entry »

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South Australia: number of days over 35C in the state will more than double in six decades

Posted by gmarkets on 4 October, 2007

According to science reporter Clare Peddie, deadly heatwaves will become twice as common in South Austrtalia by 2070, according to a comprehensive climate report that predicts higher temperatures will threaten water supplies, infrastructure and lives, The Advertiser (3/10/2007, p.1) Read the rest of this entry »

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