NCES2020 – The National Climate Emergency Summit 2020

The inaugural Australian National Climate Emergency Summit, NCES2020, was held in Melbourne over two days in February 2020. 100 presenters shared their thoughts in 28 sessions with over 2000 attendees, with many others watching the sold-out event at overflow venues or online. Recordings of the sessions are available free via Welcome to Country – … Read more

Federal Inquiry into vegetation and land management and their effect on the intensity and frequency of bushfires: Peregian Beach Community Meeting

Background Peregian Beach is located on the northern edge of the Sunshine Coast in South East Queensland, Australia. Peak bushfire season is in spring, unlike NSW (spring/summer), Victoria (summer) and Tasmania (summer/autumn). Bushfires also tend to be less severe than those in other states such as NSW and Victoria. The 2019-20 Peregian fires were a … Read more

Climate friendly consumer choices are too hard: Australia needs a labeling system

I’m doing what I can to vote with my wallet and make climate-friendly purchases. The larger the purchase the more sense it makes to spend significant time to get it right. However, small choices can be really difficult. Here are some examples of decisions I made during a recent grocery shopping trip. Decision 1: Woolies … Read more

September 2019: When everything changed

I imagine that future history books will have a lot to say about September 2019. That’s assuming the world gets its collective act together, and we have a future that can support history books. Here are some items I’d like to see in the chapter outline: The battle against climate change suddenly became urgent and … Read more