Australia can become a Renewable energy Superpower:
We can win jobs and wealth by exporting renewable energy and becoming a renewable energy superpower.”
Australia glows orange on the map. We have outstanding wind and solar potential, an enduring advantage. We can grasp a prosperous future, with secure jobs. Private industry is already establishing the green-shoots of this transformation, despite the Coalition government demonizing renewables. See Australia as a renewable energy superpower.
Urging Climate Action
Let’s foster climate action by promoting (1) a vision, (2) the expected benefits, (3) plans to achieve it, (4) the achieved progress, as well as (5) climate dangers. Use these in conversation. Forge them into slogans. Paint them on your banners.
The renewables revolution is speeding up.
- We have achieved progress. It’s good news, so do take a look.
The great energy disruption
We have seen disruptive technology before, like the moves to digital pictures and mobile phones. We are now in the middle of another much larger disruption. The continuing exponential fall in the costs of solar panels and battery storage is just part of this. Economics alone is driving this disruption, not environmental concerns.
See Tony Seba’s video: The Clean Disruption of Energy & Transportation.
It is this revolution that is opening a window of opportunity for Australia, the opportunity to become a renewable energy superpower.
Evidence of human-caused climate change
One example is “the level of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere”. The orange line on the graph shows the carbon dioxide level over the last 400,000 years. On the right, you can see how the level has sky-rocketed during our industrial age.
The evidence shows that humans are causing the current climate change, a climate emergency.
Solutions to Climate Change
We need to rapidly reduce the soaring levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses. The technology to do this is ready.
See more about solutions to climate change.
Convergence: The Basis for Scientific Confidence
Scientists are certain that we are experiencing human-caused climate change because many independent lines of research converge on this conclusion. See more about Convergence.
The firm scientific consensus is that humans have burned vast amounts of fossil fuel and forest, leading to:
. sky-rocketing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere,
. global warming, and
. climate change.
The critical danger: Amplifying feedbacks
There are many dangers posed by climate change.
The critical danger is that the current global warming could kick off a vicious cycle of escalating temperatures, with warming causing more warming, and this warming causing more warming, and so on, for example, the above phytoplankton feedback loop. See more about this critical danger: amplifying feedbacks.
Climate Change: The Facts
Climate scientists explain the impact of climate change on humans and the natural world. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough for the BBC.
Climate change: The Facts: ABC TV programs: 57 minutes
Find your own way to take action pushing for action to limit climate change.
Updated 23 July 2020