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Compare the cost: more natural disasters v. doing something about climate change

January 18th, 2011 · No Comments

This dramatic video shows the beginnings of Queensland’s “inland tsunami”. This body of water, along with other tributaries, flowed into the Lockyer Valley and killed 14 people last week. From there it went on to inundate Brisbane, the city I grew up in. The worst floods there since 1974. When I was a kid, they […]

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Tags: Business · Climate change · Video

‘It’s time’ for a Green New Deal – an answer to climate change, peak oil and the financial crisis

November 19th, 2008 · 2 Comments

It’s estimated governments have collectively found about $5 trillion to rescue banks and galvanize economies. Now the Head of the United Nations Environment Program and the leaders of some European countries are saying the time is right for the world to invest substantially in renewable energy. They’re calling for a “Green New Deal” to tackle […]

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Tags: Business · Climate change · Energy · Peak oil · Podcasts

Why Germany has 1000% more solar power, with half the sunshine

October 4th, 2008 · 1 Comment

A decade ago Germanys uptake of solar energy was on par with Australia. But thanks to an innovative financial incentive, Germany has surged ahead. So much so, its renewable energy is now a mainstream industry and a leading employer in that country. Audio: Markus Lambert explains the effect the electricity feed-in tariff has had in […]

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Tags: Business · Climate change · Energy · Podcasts · Politics · What you can do

The Cars That Ate China, Part 1 (how Western auto makers are scrambling to feed the beast)

August 30th, 2008 · No Comments

At the recent Sydney Film Festival I saw a great new documentary called ‘The Cars That Ate China’. In this podcast the director Stefan Moore discusses the background to the film and we hear a clip with Joe White, China correspondent for the Wall Street Journal. Joe takes us to the Beijing car show and […]

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Tags: Business · Energy · Films · Places · Podcasts · Transport

The Cars That Ate China, Part 2 (why the Chinese have gone car mad)

August 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Western marketing has moved into China in a big way. In this podcast we hear a clip from the film ‘The Cars That Ate China’ with Tom Doctoroff from J Walter Thompson Advertising. He explains how marketers have tapped into Chinese thinking. And specifically why the Chinese have gone so nuts about getting a car. […]

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Tags: Business · Films · Places · Podcasts · Transport

The Cars That Ate China, Part 3 (implications for the world’s environment)

August 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Industrialisation and consumerism at warp speed – China’s economy is growing so rapidly and there are so many people in that country, we will need 4 planets of resources to cope with the demand. In this podcast we hear from James Kyng who wrote the book ‘China Shakes the World’. He introduces us to the […]

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Tags: Business · Climate change · Films · Places · Podcasts · Pollution · Transport

Green business sees opportunity in a lower carbon economy

August 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Instead of banging on about risks, threats and costs, some in business have seen what needs to be done and are just getting on with it. We’re talking here about how our economy will need to change if we’re ever going to deal with climate change. In this interview Fiona Wain, CEO of Environment Business […]

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Tags: Business · Climate change · Energy · Podcasts

Garnaut lashes out at climate change sceptics (in his own gentile way)

July 18th, 2008 · No Comments

The good professor has a message for the sceptics who still don’t believe in climate change and the scaremongers who would have us believe the sky will fall in if we re-gear our economy to lower our carbon emissions. Listen to the podcast interview with Ross Garnaut on climate change.

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Tags: Business · Carbon trading · Climate change · Editor's pick · Podcasts · Urban planning · Wildlife

Climate change – the mother of all environmental issues

July 15th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The program for this week is on climate change. And specifically the Garnaut Review and where Australia is headed. We have an interview with Professor Ross Garnaut and comments from leading green and business groups. Check out the show live to air on Thursday 17 July at 9am – streamed live at 2ser or on […]

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Tags: Business · Carbon trading · Climate change · Energy · News · Politics · Video

FuelWatch ad: the future is f***ing expensive

July 10th, 2008 · 1 Comment

This commercial takes the p**s out of the government’s FuelWatch scheme. Made by GetUp to make the point that we need long term planning for a sustainable transport system. Watch the FuelWatch commercial.

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