CEN Victorian climate action eUpdate

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Climate Emergency Network

CEN Victorian climate action eUpdate #1 (11 September 2008)

CLIMATE ACTION EVENTS, NEWS & VIEWS

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Contents

[edit] EVENTS

[edit] Climate Emergency Network general meeting

  • 1.15pm Saturday 13 September, Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Str, Abbotsford

includes 3.30 - 5pm: Forum on organising at the local level and with local government

  • All welcome. Info: c4healesville@netspace.net.au

[edit] Frankston Climate Climate Change Action Group

  • 2pm Saturday 13 September, Frankston Library. All welcome.
  • Info: Jason Clarke: jasonclarke_bb@yahoo.com.au

[edit] Hepburn Renewable Energy Association Sustainable Sunday Forum

  • 1 - 4pm, Sunday 14 September, Daylesford Town Hall
  • Showcasing local initiatives, an opportunity for everyone to contribute their experience, hear

new ideas, develop pathways for participation, exploring topics as diverse as alternative health and green building.

  • Info: Anneke: ad_lc@bigpond.net.au

[edit] 'Climate Change- how should we address it?' -a small group discussion

[edit] Otway Ranges Climate Action general meeting

[edit] Engineers Without Borders forum on climate change

  • 6.45 - 9.30 pm,Thursday 18 September, Prince Phillip Theatre, Architecture Building (bldg 133), Parkville

with David Karoly, Craig Cliton and Tim Forcey

[edit] Get Climate Wise: Carbon Emissions Trading forum

  • 7pm Tursday 18 September, Manningham Council Chambers 699 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster

with Alan Pears and Damien Lawson

  • Info: Bill Pemberton 9840 9406

[edit] Climate criminals tour protest with host Rod Quantock

  • 4pm Friday 19 September at ExxonMobil , 12 Riverside Quay Southbank and

move through the city to BHP, finishing with speakers at Parliament House at 6pm.

[edit] Tim Flannery lecture on his forthcoming Quarterly Essay, 'Now or Never: A sustainable future for Australia'

  • 7pm Tuesday 23 September, Storey Hall, RMIT University, Swanston Street, Melbourne
  • Tickets: $20 general admission, $18 Dymocks Booklovers and Age subscribers.
  • Bookings: (03) 9660 8500 or email: levents@dymocks.com.au

[edit] Greens Public Meeting on climate change

  • 6.30pm Wednesday 24 September, with speaker David Spratt
  • Warrandyte Community Centre, Yarra Street, Warrandyte
  • Info: David Ellis (03) 9844 3292 davidellis9@bigpond.com

[edit] Tim Flannery lecture: Monash University 50th Anniversary Lecture Series

  • 6pm Thursday 25 September, BMW Edge, Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne
  • Tickets: Free event, bookings essential on the Monash University website

[edit] 'Turning the Titanic - hope in a sea of change'- public forum and discussion on climate change

[edit] Brimbank Climate Action Network live blog climate change forum

[edit] Speakers training for supporters of Climate Emergency Network

  • from 4 October at 6:30 - 9:30pm, Collingwood Library, 115 Stanton St.

If you are interested in speaking to various groups about climate change but feel you would like some training in public speaking, a series of training courses is being run during 2008. There are still places available on the last course starting on 4 October and then running 11 Oct, 1 and 8 Nov.

  • Info: Razia: raziar@spin.net.au 03 9855 0829

[edit] Forum on community energy project

  • 14 October, Melbourne (more details soon)
  • Info: Consumer Utilities and Advocacy Centre 9639 7600 James.Henshall@cuac.org.au

[edit] Public Forum: Community Power-Climate Action in the Otways

  • 6.45 - 9pm Friday 17 October, Senior Citizen's Centre Whelan Street, Apollo Bay

with John Sherwood, David Shapero, and Scott Kinnear

[edit] Climate Emergency Network fundraiser

  • Sunday October 26 at 1pm in Alphington (near Fairfield)

to support financing a project 'Modelling a Safe Climate Economy for Victoria in 10 years'

  • More details soon

[edit] Walk against warming for renewable energy and a safe climate future

  • Saturday 15 November (more details soon)
  • Info: Environment Victoria 03 9341 8112, victoria.mckenziemcharg@envict.org.au

[edit] VIEWS: GARNAUT & EMISSIONS TRADING

Garnaut is wrong, say scientists

With smoke in our eyes, we can't see the fog

Garnaut's aim is pathetically low

Garnaut's target so low, the sea level will rise above it in a year

Research Paper: 'Who are the (un)intended losers from emissions trading?'

[edit] NEWS AND SCIENCE

HRL coal-fired power station a $50 million a year carbon liability

On a planet 4C hotter, all we can prepare for is extinction

Bad Sign For Global Warming: Thawing Permafrost Holds Vast Carbon Pool

Scientists uncover key to boosting carbon capture

Solar energy could employ 10 million by 2030

Jason and the secret climate change war

[edit] LISTENING

Breaking the Ice: Will we be able to live on an ice-free Earth?

  • www.uts.edu.au/new/speaks/2008/August/2108.html

[edit] LISTINGS

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