Climate Change/Sustainable Living Resources
There is a huge amount of material on climate change. This is just a sample of the most recent. Much of it is in our library - 1st floor, 71 Murray St.
Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency www.climatechange.gov.au
This site has a great deal of material on climate change science, impacts, mitigation and adaptation. It provides information for individuals, households, communities, business and industry to act on climate change. There is also a summary of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions, as well as reports and fact sheets covering wide ranging issues associated with climate change – such as energy, biodiversity, coastal vulnerability, etc. It includes downloadable versions of fact sheets, books and reports including:
* The Impacts and Management Implications of Climate Change for the Australian Government's Protected Areas
* Climate Change Adaptation Actions for Local Government - 2009
* National Climate Change Adaptation Framework - COAG, 2007
* Climate change in Australia - CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology, 2007
* Australia's National Greenhouse Accounts 2007 - released in 2009
* Climate Change 2009 – Faster Change & More Serious Risks
Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Accounting
www.greenhouse.crc.org.au/ (including eCarbon.news)
International Panel on Climate Change
The full story on the science
and the modelling of future impacts, depending on our response. The
text of the Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) was released in 2007
can be downloaded from www.ipcc.ch/ where you will also find the Third Asseessment Report, *‘Climate Change 2001’
Read a critique of government intervention in the wording of the IPCC Sumnmary for Policy Makers here
Chris Sharples 2006 *‘Indicative Mapping of Tasmanian Coastal Vulnerability to Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise: Explanatory Report
Melanie Fitzpatrick 2006 **’The Impacts of a Changing Climate on Industry Sectors in Tasmania’
The Tasmanian State Government Draft Strategy on Climate Change http://www.dpiw.tas.gov.au/inter.nsf/WebPages/PMAS-6UF323?open
The Tasmanian Climate Change Office ‘Tasmanian Framework for Action on Climate Change’. Download it from http://www.climatechange.tas.gov.au
The Tasmanian Climate Change Office "Wedges Report" www.earnyourstars.tas.gov.au/government_action/wedges_report
The Tasmanian Wedges Project has modelled Tasmania's greenhouse gas emissions under a business-as-usual scenario to 2050. It has identified potential emission reduction options for each sector of the economy and evaluated the abatement potential and cost of each option. The project has also considered opportunities for early action, barriers to implementation and the impact of the proposed national Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) and the expanded national Renewable Energy Target (RET) on Tasmania's emission profile.
Climate Action Hobart - 10 Steps to a Safe Climate - Download a copy
This community plan is offered to the Tasmanian Government and people with the plea that all groups in society – political parties, community groups and businesses – embrace and commit to this plan as a way of contributing to a safe climate for all Tasmanians and playing an appropriate role in a global climate solution.
Climate Tasmania keeps you abreast of latest climate news and issues as they affect the lives of Tasmanians, discussing questions about science, politics, economics, business, community action and the arts, among many other topics. Updated weekly, it features writing by Peter Boyer, whose "Climate challenge" column has been running in the Mercury newspaper since 2007.
Other Sites and Resources
CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology - State of the Climate Report
Australia’s two lead climate science agencies – the CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology - have produced a snapshot of the state of the climate to update Australians about how their climate has changed and what it means. Download the report from www.csiro.au/resources/State-of-the-Climate.html.
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology - 2009 Climate Report
Data collected throughout 2009 show that it was a year of extreme weather events throughout Australia. View the summary at www.sustainablelivingtasmania.org.au/documents/BOMreport.DOC
The Garnaut Climate Change Review (2008), available at http://www.garnautreview.org.au/domino/Web_Notes/Garnaut/garnautweb.html
An independent (government commissioned) study into Australian climate change, with an economic focus. Prepared by the economist Professor Ross Garnaut.
A. Barrie Pittock, 2009, ‘Climate Change: The Science, Impacts and Solutions (Second Edition)’. A thoroughly researched, well-presented overview of climate change information.
Griffith Review 12 *‘Hot Air - how nigh’s the end?’
Tim Flannery *’The Weather Makers – The History and Future Impact of Climate Change’ A good, racy read inspiring individual action
A. Barrie Pittock ‘Climate Change: Turning up the Heat’
Al Gore ‘An Inconvenient Truth – the planetary emergency of global warming and what we can do about it’
‘Meeting the Climate Challenge – Recommendations of the International Climate Change Taskforce’ Jan. 2005
Lowy Institute **‘Heating up the Planet: Climate Change and Security”
* Greenhouse 2005 –Action on Climate Change. Abstracts of papers presented at this conference. – science, carbon cycle and sequestration, , impacts and adaptation,, mitigation emissions, water, climate modelling, communication climate change.
http://www.stcwa.org.au/ The Sustainable Transport Coalition in WA , leading the way in promoting changes in technology, planning and behaviour
** ‘Can We Still Avoid Dangerous Human-Made Climate Change?’ James E. Hansen. February 10, 2006.
Sir Nicholas Stern
Clive Hamilton, Director of the Australia Institute
Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountian Institute www.rmi.org
CSIRO Sustainability Network Updates
Sustainable Development in a Dynamic World – World Bank Development Report 2003
United Nations Millenium Ecosystems Assessment Report, in particular ‘Living Beyond Our Means’, a broad summary of the state of the planet with especial reference to human well-being, downloadable from
http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/change/ Australian Bureau of Meteorology
http://www.cana.net.au/ Climate Action Network Australia.
Australia New Zealand Solar Energy Society
George Monbiot ‘Heat’
People who say either the world is not heating up or say that it is but it’s not due to human influence.
* Paul Holper and Simon Torok, “Climate Change – What you can do about it”. CSIRO Publishing 2008. Easy to read, highly accessible yet full of the latest research and up-to-the-moment science. Information about what you can do in your daily life as well as changes in business, government and industry.
AGO * ’Global Warming Cool it! A home guide to reducing energy costs and greenhouse gases’
Sustainable Living Tasmania www.sustainablelivingtasmania.org.au
Climate Action Hobart www.climateactionhobart.org
Climate Action Hobart is a recently formed and rapidly growing group of ordinary Tasmanians who are deeply concerned about climate change. They meet every 2nd Tuesday, from 5.30pm at the Community Meeting Room (in Sustainable Living Tasmania) Level 1, 71 Murray St, Hobart.
The Powerdown Project http://powerdown-tas.org/
An initiative of the Waterworks Valley Community, this website has tips and tools for reducing your carbon footprint, valuable information about behaviour change and why we do or don’t make personal changes, and a five step plan for Tasmanians to reduce their carbon footprint and feel good about it.
Sign on to the Environment Challenge at www.up2me.com.au and click on the
Find your own ecological footprint – here is one of the many sites. http://www.myfootprint.org/
* in the Sustainable Living Tasmania library ** in the SLT Global Warming file, for your reference on our Centre
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Page last updated on: June 24, 2010