WATCH supports ‘Replace Hazelwood’ campaign

Wodonga and Albury Toward Climate Health support the campaign to shut down Hazelwood power station. WATCH committee member Lizette Salmon had this to say about the matter in a letter published in the Border Mail (30th May 2012)… Hazelwood power station isn’t exactly around the corner from the beautiful Border region, but that’s no reason to…

Margaret Alston: Sidney Myer Rural Lecture ‘Rural Education . . . Shaping Leaders for the Future’

Rural areas are where the global uncertainties of the 21st century will be addressed: climate change, population, natural disasters. They will bear the pain disproportionally. That’s why we need leaders who understand rural space and emerge from this space, but to get there we need to improve rural education. That’s Margaret Alston with the first…

WATCH Press Release: Comment on ‘The Critical Decade’, Australian Climate Commission Report

THE CRITICAL DECADE: New South Wales Climate Impacts and Opportunities Report by the Australian Climate Commission  Download full report here. WATCH response to above report, compiled by Lizette Salmon.  – – – The impacts of climate change described in the Climate Commission report did not come as a surprise to WATCH spokesperson, Lizette Salmon. “This…

New IPCC Report: ‘Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation’

Last week the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest Working Group I and II report entitled Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX).  According to the report summary… “The SREX approaches the topic by assessing the scientific literature on issues that range…