CCL Australia Blog

  • Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s Review of 2017

    By on December 22, 2017
    Amidst a gathering climate emergency that can’t be sugar-coated, 2017 provided lots of positives. Here Jim Allen, CCLs South Australian coordinator, reveals that among his top positive stories is the shocking statement by President Macron, that we are losing the battle on climate change at the moment.

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  • Why coal fired power stations don’t work so well when they are old

    By on October 18, 2017

    The ageing of coal fired power stations is currently in the news with the likely shutdown of Liddell Power Station in 2022. But industrial plants and utilities shutting due to old age is actually a bit unusual, as CCL Cunningham’s Peter Todd explains. (more…)

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  • Why is the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increasing?

    By on September 16, 2017

    To get a feel for this there is a need to set a temporal context. Homo sapiens appeared from about 200,000 years ago and it really does not matter about what the climate was prior to this time since it is highly unlikely that Homo sapiens had any impact on the climate whatsoever.  

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  • Our response to the ‘Finkel Review’

    By on July 8, 2017
    Our response to the Finkel Review – Rod Mitchell, National Coordinator ‘A potentially useful first step’ is the best way to sum up our response to the Chief Scientist’s proposal for a Clean Energy Target (CET). If Labor can support it and if the benchmark (the amount of CO2 per megawatt hour) is set low enough then, investment may begin to flow again, mostly to low emissions generators. It could provide an element of bipartisanship, create more certainty and inject some much-needed positivity into the climate and energy debate.

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  • What? You don’t think humans are causing climate change?

    By on May 12, 2017

    By Peter Todd 

    I get shocked when people say to me they don’t believe in global climate change or that it’s not caused by humans. They often start talking about hoaxes, middle ages warming, ice ages or even more complex stuff. But the fact is you only need six basic facts to know that climate change is real and caused by humans … 

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