Category Archives: organisations and events

Natural disaster: a tale of two cities

Recovery from disastrous events like floods and earthquakes involves vision and  imagination as well as hard yakka. Hobart and Christchurch have a lot in common. They’re around the same latitude and each is the main centre on a southern island. … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptation, built environment, Bureau of Meteorology, bureaucracy, business, investment, employment, carbon, carbon emissions and targets, changes to climate, climate politics, climate system, CSIRO, economic activity, extreme events, extreme events, future climate, investment, land use, leadership, local economy, local government, planning, science | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

How the government is digging itself into a hole

While the Turnbull government trumpets the success of its “energy guarantee”, business makes what plans it can for a renewable future The climate-energy debate continues to confound with its endless detours, allegations, subterfuges, spin, deception and downright lies. A fortnight … Continue reading

Posted in Australian politics, Australian Youth Climate Coalition, batteries, business interests, carbon, carbon emissions and targets, carbon pricing scheme, climate politics, disruption, economic activity, economic restructuring, electricity networks, energy, energy research, fossil fuels, gas-fired, investment, leadership, renewable energy, solar, Tasmanian politics, wind | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What price will we pay for a job?

Politicians are exploiting economic insecurity to put public resources into highly-questionable ventures. No-one should underestimate the fear that accompanies the threat of being sacked, the dismay that comes with being unemployed, or the lengths to which people will go to … Continue reading

Posted in Australian politics, Australian Youth Climate Coalition, business interests, business, investment, employment, carbon, carbon emissions and targets, Climate Action Hobart, climate politics, coal-fired, coastal management, community action, divestment, economic activity, energy, environmental degradation, forests and forestry, fossil fuels, growth, investment, land use, mining, public opinion, social and personal issues, social mindsets, Tasmanian politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment