Feedback Reigns:

Climate Change Solutions, Climate Evidence, Climate Dangers.

Australia can become a Renewable energy Superpower:

We can win jobs and wealth by exporting renewable energy and becoming a renewable energy superpower.”

Map: Global distribution of combined wind and solar generation potential

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

Photo: A banner saying "The big tesla battery turns me on"

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.

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

Look at the evidence, the key measures of the health of our planet.

Graph: Carbon dioxide levels over past 400,000 years. Since 1950 levels have rocketed.

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

Europe's biggest solar farm opens in France

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

Image of convergence: A red arrow and five blue arrows meet point to point

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

a cycle of warming reducing phytoplankton which increases warming

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

Take Action

Find your own way to take action pushing for action to limit climate change.

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Updated 23 July 2020

2 Replies to “Feedback Reigns:”

  1. Thank you for this useful compilation of information – VERY useful to have on hand if one is having a debate with a denier of climate change
    Pat Phair


  2. This is brilliant Andrew, love the positive slogans. I do think they are the way to go. Undermines a lot of the antagonistic stance. Perhaps instead of ‘stop Adani’ type comments, there could be calls for a transition program to help fossil fuel employees. That might bring more folk on board.


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