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APEC a “delivery mechanism for a damaging trade model”, says world’s biggest consumer advocacy organisation

Posted by gmarkets on 3 September, 2007

Lori Wallach, director of US-based Public Citizen, the world’s biggest consumer advocacy organisation, argued ‘APEC is another delivery mechanism for a trade model that has proven itself a failure for most people, damaging to the environment and damaging to democracy itself.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Second anti-Iran speech, in a week: President George W. Bush authorises “military commanders in Iraq to confront Tehran’s murderous activities”

Posted by gmarkets on 3 September, 2007

“I have authorised our military commanders in Iraq to confront Tehran’s murderous activities.” Mr Bush, whose Administration has accused Iran of arming Shiite militias in Iraq, added, “The Iranian regime must halt these actions.” Mr Bush – in his second speech in a week devoted to trying to build support for the unpopular war – urged patience and outlined the dangers of early withdrawal, reported The Canberra Times, 30/8/2007, p.17. President George W. Bush lashed out at Iran for meddling in Iraq’s affairs, saying an early US withdrawal from the country would encourage Iran to accelerate its alleged nuclear ambitions. Read the rest of this entry »

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Australian PM wants APEC summit to override Kyoto Protocol on climate change and create alternative involving developed and developing countries

Posted by gmarkets on 3 September, 2007

John Howard wanted next week’s heavyweight APEC sum­mit to override the Kyoto Proto­col on climate change, according to The Daily Telegraph (28/8/2007, p.8). Read the rest of this entry »

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US has no plans for APEC to signal defining moment in global climate change, Bush to return home early to prepare for General Petraeus’ Iraq plans

Posted by gmarkets on 3 September, 2007

ON climate change, APEC had been relegated to curtain raiser for the US-led initiative and the UN conference in Bali in December.As a group of countries, APEC members had little in common on climate change and would struggle to deliver on cuts because there was no joint position, according to a leader editorial in The Australian (28/8/2007, p.13). Read the rest of this entry »

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Carbon price of $40-70/t of carbon emitted is neccessary to stem tide of climate change, says Prof Flannery

Posted by gmarkets on 3 September, 2007

Professor Tim Flannery said a price of between $40 and $70 per tonne of carbon emitted was nec­essary to stem the tide of dangerous climate change, reported The Daily Telegraph (23/8/2007, p.7). Read the rest of this entry »

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Federal Bill stymies state collection of climate change data: may stop state and territory environmental programs

Posted by gmarkets on 3 September, 2007

Under the proposed federal law establishing a single national framework for reporting greenhouse gas emissions, introduced by the Howard Government on 15 August, states would be denied the right to collect their own data on emissions, reported The Advertiser (30/8/2007, p. 15). Read the rest of this entry »

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Economic development in China’s Guangdong province partly responsible for 30cm sea level rise by 2050; 1200 square km flooding may include major hubs

Posted by gmarkets on 3 September, 2007

Meteorologists in Guangdong, the coastal province neighbouring Hong Kong which had led China’s manufacturing boom, estimated sea levels could rise by 30 centimetres by 2050, reported The Sydney Morning Herald (1/9/2007, p. 17). Read the rest of this entry »

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Switch to solar for your hot water or electricity needs and receive cash rebates: Australian Greenhouse Office

Posted by gmarkets on 3 September, 2007

The Australian Government was helping Australian households to install energy efficient systems through its $200 million Photovoltaic Rebate Programme and $250 million Solar Hot Water Rebate Programme, reported The Daily Telegraph (1/9/2007, p. 11). Read the rest of this entry »

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Fissile material from nuclear power tempting to terrorists, difficult to keep track of: “proliferation-proof” power cycle non-existent, says weapons expert

Posted by gmarkets on 3 September, 2007

According to Brian Toohey, Princeton physicist and former US arms control official Harold Feiveson calculated that relying on nuclear power in future decades to cut greenhouse gas emissions by about 25 per cent could potentially produce enough fissile material to build as many as 625,000 nuclear weapons a year, reported The Australian Financial Review (1/9/2007, p. 62). Read the rest of this entry »

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Sydney shutdown: Students to march through the city on 5 September along Elizabeth and Goulburn Streets from Belmore Park shortly after 1pm

Posted by gmarkets on 3 September, 2007

“We have a rule of thumb in here. You don’t say it’s quiet, because as soon as you do something will happen,” said the traffic operations control chief, Colin Moore, reported The Sydney Morning Herald (1/9/07, p. 7). Read the rest of this entry »

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