Climate change – the mother of all environmental issues

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 your wireless at 107.3fm. You can also download segments onto your ipod through the itunes store.

And we have these videos from the Garnaut Forum. In fact you can even rate what he has to say. In this video, the good professor lashes out at the sceptics (in his own gentile way):

Here’s what Ross said when asked why Australia should act when other countries aren’t:

And here’s what Professor Garnaut had to say about compensating the coal industry:

One response to “Climate change – the mother of all environmental issues

  1. Many prominent politicians and a variety of experts worldwide have stated that climate change is the globe’s largest environmental challenge. Some have stated that it constitutes a more powerful global threat than international terrorism. There is wide, but not universal, agreement from scientists. It is conceivable that warming temperatures could take the globe into uncharted territory; however, no scientist is able to predict how rapidly temperatures will rise and who will be most affected. It should be kept in mind that all life on earth exists only because of the natural greenhouse effect which is the capability of the atmosphere to retain the balanced quantum of heat for species to thrive.
    The discussion of global warming is informative at http://www.onebiosphere.com Many scientists have studied this global phenomenon. For example, Dr. Michael Mann is known for the “hockey stick graph,” a plot of the past millennium’s temperature that shows the drastic influence of humans in the 20th century. Specifically, temperature remains essentially flat until about 1900, then rises dramatically like the upturned blade of a hockey stick. The work was also the first to add error bars to the historical temperatures and allow for regional reconstructions of temperatu

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