Sea level rise

Recent Sea Level Rise

There is a correlation between C02 levels in the atmosphere and sea level rises. The world sea level has risen approximately 20cm since 1900. CO2 levels in the atmosphere equate historically to a higher sea level than we have in 2008. There is a time lag effect due to the time taken for glaciers and ice shelves… Continue reading Sea level rise


Effects of climate change

The dangerous effects of climate change are becoming increasingly apparent. Climate policy is characterised by the habituation of low expectations and a culture of failure. There is an urgent need to understand global warming and the tipping points for dangerous impacts that we have already crossed as a sustainability emergency, that takes us beyond the politics of… Continue reading Effects of climate change


Carbon dioxide ppm levels and targets

Belchatow power station

Level of carbon dioxide in the world’s atmosphere, expressed as parts per million (ppm), have been the subject of significant scientific research and modelling to better understand the effects of climate change and make predictions for future trends. Notable CO2 levels Level (ppm) Observations 280 Pre industrial level; temperature 0C and sea level of 0m… Continue reading Carbon dioxide ppm levels and targets


2009 Victorian bushfires

Steels Creek house damaged by bushfires in the Kinglake complex

The 2009 Victorian bushfires on Saturday 7 February 2009 were the worst bushfires in Australia’s history, surpassing both the Ash Wednesday fires in 1983 and the Black Friday fires in 1939. The bushfires travelled at alarming speed, up to 100km/h, across farmland and through plantations and heavily “managed” forests, including forests where recent fuel reduction burns had… Continue reading 2009 Victorian bushfires


Human sign St Kilda 2009

Human Sign St Kilda 17 May 2009

The Human sign event was held on Sunday 17 May at St Kilda Beach in Melbourne, Australia. The message was “Climate change – our future is in your hands”. The catch-cry was devised by Sophie Dickinson, 11, a grade six student at St Michael’s Grammar in St Kilda. 5000 people gathered to form the sign to highlight their… Continue reading Human sign St Kilda 2009


Philip Sutton

Phillip Sutton, author of Climate Code Red

Philip Sutton (born 1951) is co-author of the 2008 climate change book Climate Code Red, and an environmental and political activist in Australia. He was the Convenor of the Greenleap Strategic Institute and Assistant Convenor of the Climate Emergency Network[1]. Current work Philip Sutton’s work currently focusses on the development of strategies for very rapidly achieving an ecologically sustainable economy,… Continue reading Philip Sutton


Climate Code Red

Climate Code Red book cover

Climate Code Red: The Case for Emergency Action is a 2008 book which presents scientific evidence that the climate change and global warming crisis is worse than official reports and national governments have so far indicated. The book argues that we are facing a “sustainability emergency” that requires a clear break from business-as-usual politics. The authors explain that… Continue reading Climate Code Red