... 3(2) The first object of this Act is to give effect to Australia’s obligations
(a) the Climate Change Convention; and
(b) the Kyoto Protocol.
... comes primarily from cattle and other livestock (enteric fermentation),
and is also emitted from major waste disposal sites
• Nitrous oxide (N2O), which represents 4.3% of Australia’s emissions and
comes from the production and use of nitrogen fertilizer
• Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), halocarbons and ...
... •AR4 represents 6 years of research and analysis
•Cautious and rigorous scientific approach to its
•Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2007
The future under global warming – impacts on Australia
... rainfall, increased nutrient and sediment loading and increased erosion. There are much greater
pressures on wetlands than climate change, however climate change could be the straw that
breaks the camel’s back.
Australia sets price on carbon
... reducing its greenhouse-gas emissions. The
centrepiece of Australia’s climate change
response, the CPM was pushed through the
Australian legislature by Prime Minister
Julia Gillard’s ruling Labor party with help
from the Green party and independents,
despite concerted opposition from within
Your Effect on the Climate
... place over several centuries. However, the term “climate
change” is now being used to refer to the current climate.
This is because recent
evidence shows that the global
climate seems to be changing
more rapidly than usual, as a
result of human behaviour.
Air travel and other forms of transportation ...
Lesson 3 Climate Change
... temperatures over the last century ,
explain what physical and human factors
have contributed to this. (6)
Impacts of climate change - Climate Change Authority
... change, but with larger levels of warming, adaptation will be increasingly costly and challenging. Without strong
action to reduce emissions, the world is likely to experience 4 degrees of warming by the end of the century.
Climate change will have wide-ranging effects on natural s ...
... emissions targets
– Some specific lessons for adaptation, e.g. real options
story tends to warn against hasty investment in
Presentation on climate science
... Professor Paltridge talked a little about the concept of ‘tipping points’, which is often used these
days as justification for immediate action on climate change. He explained that, while the
concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere may be increasing “exponentially” (i.e.
faster and f ...
Assessing Scientific Knowledge about Climate Change
... Fourth Assessment completed in 2006 followed by a discussion of some areas
of active scientific interest and research since 2006, including polar ice sheets
and sea level rise, ocean acidification and its impacts, geoengineering, and
ways of accounting for non-carbon dioxide greenhouse gases ("metri ...
Climate Change - Hale
... warmer than it is today during the Cretaceous
Ex: During various Ice Ages the average global
temperature has been several degrees lower than it is
Great Lakes Climate - Associated Yacht Clubs
... to the effects of climate
change because of its distance from oceans, which moderate temperatures.
Mr. Hansen, called the "godfather of global warming," is a controversial figure. His 1988
testimony to the U.S. Senate
was the first from an expert witness who claimed that man-made pollution was chang ...
Climate Change Policy
... • Uncertainty is the key issue in climate
we don’t know how much or how quickly to cut
emissions despite the desire by many to specify
precise targets and timetables
However clear long run goals are needed
Fighting Climate Change(17.9.14)
... which are affected by climate change.
The prime minister should also ask the industrialised states to curb their green house gas emission, they
They made the comments at a seminar titled “People's March for Climate Justice” in BU auditorium in
the capital. The activists will bring out a proce ...
Why study past climate?
... Who cares what happened a long time ago?
1. Past variability can show climatic extremes that have not been
experienced during recorded history
2. In order to understand the effects of human activity on
climate, we must establish what the planet, the atmosphere,
and climate change was like before hum ...
... CCAC Comments on the Scope of Work for the Technical & Economic Services
Invitation to Bid
“Re: Scope fo work on microeconomic and macreoeconomic study of control options
The UMWA is pleased that the DEP is inititating this important study, which should
provide key sectoral and macroeconomic impact ...
B S I
... Anthropogenic climate change is fundamentally changing natural systems and the pace
of change will force changes in many aspects of human society. Ecology has an
important role to play in predicting, mitigating, and adapting to changing climate, but
ecology, as a discipline, will need to more expans ...
Climate change in Australia
Climate change has been a major issue in Australia since the beginning of the 21st century. In 2013, the CSIRO released a report stating that Australia is becoming hotter, and that it will experience more extreme heat and longer fire seasons because of climate change. In 2014, the Bureau of Meteorology released a report on the state of Australia's climate that highlighted several key points, including the dramatic increase in Australia's temperatures (particularly night-time temperatures) and the increasing frequency of bush fires, droughts and floods, which have all been linked to climate change.Since the beginning of the 20th century Australia has experienced an increase of nearly 1 °C in average annual temperatures, with warming occurring at twice the rate over the past 50 years than in the previous 50 years. Recent climate events such as extremely high temperatures and widespread drought have focused government and public attention on the impacts of climate change in Australia. Despite a slight increase in overall rainfall in Australia, rainfall patterns are expected to be problematic, as rain has become heavier and infrequent, with little or no uptrend in rainfall in the Western Plateau and the Central Lowlands of Australia. Water sources in the southeastern areas of Australia have depleted due to increasing population in urban areas (rising demand) coupled with climate change factors such as persistent prolonged drought (diminishing supply). At the same time, Australia continues to have the highest per capita greenhouse gas emissions. Temperatures in Australia have also risen dramatically since 1910 and nights have become warmer.A carbon tax was introduced in 2011 by the Gillard government in an effort to reduce the impact of climate change and despite some criticism, it has successfully reduced Australia's carbon dioxide emissions, with coal generation down 11% since 2008-09. The Australian Government under Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been criticised for being ""in complete denial about climate change"". Furthermore, the Abbott government repealed the statistically effectual carbon tax on 17 July 2014 in a heavily criticised move.The federal government and all state governments (New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory) have explicitly recognised that climate change is being caused by greenhouse gas emissions, in conformity with the scientific opinion on climate change. Sectors of the population are actively campaigning against new coal mines and coal-fired power stations because of their concern about the effects of global warming on Australia.There is expected to be a net benefit to Australia of stabilising greenhouse gases in the atmosphere at 450ppm CO2 eq.The per-capita carbon footprint in Australia was rated 12th in the world by PNAS in 2011, considerably large given the small population of the country.