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MEDIA RELEASE The peak body for emergency services today stated that emergency services would need to need to prepare for a more extreme climate.
MEDIA RELEASE Friday, 15 March 2013 Contact: Amanda McKenzie 0408 117 040 In Melbourne the heat of The Angry Summer has continued. After the hottest summer on record, averaging 2.1 °C above normal, records have continued to be broken in autumn. On Wednesday Melbourne experienced its 9th day in a row where the maximum temperature [...]
MEDIA RELEASE Thursday, 14 March 2013 Contact: Amanda McKenzie 0408 117 040 Today in the Conversation Ryan Crompton and John McAneney badly misrepresent the Climate Commission’s recent report, The Angry Summer. Commissioner Professor Will Steffen has released the following statement responding to the article. He commented that the article is “opportunistic and unbecoming of a [...]
Media release The Climate Commission has been concerned about misleading information in the media in recent weeks stating that the Earth is not warming. The Climate Commission has today released a briefing paper that corrects the confusion and confirms that the Earth continues to warm at an alarming rate. Professor Steffen, the author of the [...]
Chief Commissioner Professor Tim Flannery spoke at the AMA national conference on the topic of health and climate change.
Two years ago the Climate Commission released its first major report, The Critical Decade: Climate Science Risks and Responses. The report synthesised the most recent climate change science. The phrase, “The Critical Decade”, has become the defining mantra for the Climate Commission: the climate needs significant Australian and global action this decade. Two years on, [...]
Ambition has awakened the global energy giants, China and the United States. Both nations have recently strengthened commitments to address climate change and announced plans to strengthen collaboration. China has the world’s largest renewable energy capacity and is moving towards a national emissions trading scheme (ETS) from 2016. The United States now has 10 states [...]
The hottest summer on record. The hottest month on record. The hottest day ever recorded for the whole of Australia. Heatwaves, bushfires, record rainfall and floods – extreme events across the land. This was the angry summer. The Climate Commission’s latest report, The Angry Summer, assesses the events of this summer and the influence of [...]
If we believe warming is over we won’t be ready for extreme weather. With record-breaking extreme weather causing havoc around the nation, it’s important that Australians understand what climate scientists are saying about the climate in future. But the conflation of two aspects of climate information is misleading the public, either maliciously or carelessly. The [...]
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