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…

Professor Kevin Anderson (UK): We Are Headed for Dangerous Climate Change

This post is devoted to a comprehensive coverage of an October 2011 presentation at the London School of Economic by Professor Kevin Anderson, entitled ‘Going Beyond Dangerous Climate Change: Exploring the Voice Between Rhetoric and Reality in Reducing Carbon Emissions’. Anderson argues that “The analysis suggests that despite high-level statements to the contrary, there is now little to no chance of maintaining the global mean surface temperature at or below 2◦C. Moreover, the impacts associated with 2◦C have been revised upwards, sufficiently so that 2◦C now more appropriately represents the threshold between ‘dangerous’ and ‘extremely dangerous’ climate change.”

WATCH in the Media: David MacIlwain – ‘Carbon tax is the way forward’

WATCH member David MacIlwain had the following letter published in the Border Mail, 26th July 2011… “When Julia Gillard declared six days before the last election that “there will be no carbon tax” our hearts sank. This had been the last chance for urgently needed action to reduce Australia’s carbon emissions. For years under Howard…

The Conservative Case for Strong Action on Climate Change

The following is a link to a public lecture at Melbourne University earlier this year given by John Gummer, Lord Deben, entitled Climate Change Action and Conservative Politics.  Lord Deben’s argues that conservatives should back strong action to combat climate change because that is the most likely way of maintaining our society in its present…