Category Archives: Climate Change

environmental issues and stories around climate change and global warming

Howard ignored climate change and lost: election day vox pops

The previous conservative government in Australia may well have been the first in the world to have lost office because it ignored climate change (and refused to sign the Kyoto protocol.)

The day of the election at the end of 2007, I went to a polling both to gauge the mood of the people – for change generally and to check the importance of the environment in their decision making. Listen here to what they had to say: election day vox pops.

The booth was at Sydney’s Bondi Beach in the contentious seat of Wentworth. Wentworth was held by Malcolm Turnbull – who was at that stage Environment Minister.

What is carbon trading and can it work?

How do we go about reducing our carbon emissions? Increasingly we’re hearing about carbon trading, but what exactly is carbon trading, aren’t there schemes running already, do they work, and what’s the best configuration for Australia?

Phil Stubbs spoke to Matt Dever from Emit Environmental Brokers to find out.

For a fuller explanation, I’ve added this link to a video interview with Dr Andrew Sentance who was formerly the Head of Environment for British Airways. It was produced by Warwick iCAST and can be found on YouTube.

Dr Andrew Sentance

And for more on the European carbon trading system (which is well down the track), there’s a link below to a video prepared by European channel EUX.TVand loaded to YouTube.

Europe carbon trading system