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Recent Posts & Newsletters

News from Peter Gardner

Peter has stood as a climate emergency candidate in several Federal, State, and local government elections. Now he regularly posts articles on Gippsland climate news and links to a wide range of climate articles on Twitter.


Here are my recent posts and newsletters.

  • Climate Action Monaro Newsletter 24 March 2019 24 Mar 2019- From a climate perspective, it is hard to take comfort from the results of the NSW election yesterday. At this stage in the count, it looks like Gladys Berejiklian will… More
  • How Heat Pumps work 14 Mar 2019- Heat pumps are common. Electric heat pumps are part of common household equipment.  Heat pumps are used in: Fridges: these heat pumps move heat from inside the fridge to your… More
  • Climate Action Monaro Newsletter 26 Jan 2019 26 Jan 2019- As Prof Mark Howden of the Climate Change Institute says, climate change is embedded in this prolonged and extreme heatwave. Temperature records have been broken right across southern Australia: Globally,… More
  • Climate Action Monaro Newsletter 1 Dec 2018 1 Dec 2018- It’s been quite a week:  the Queensland fires, the Children’s March for Climate Action, Adani announcing it had the funds to proceed with its mega-coal mine, the UN Environment Program’s… More
  • We need a cleaner society 29 Nov 2018- Is there a connection between the Coalition’s resistance to the “side issue” of creating a federal anti-corruption authority and its resistance to effective action of climate change?  What possible connection… More
  • Climate Action Monaro Newsletter 25 Nov 2018 25 Nov 2018- Our renewables forum on Wednesday in Queanbeyan, Release of Labor’s energy policy, The Victorian state election yesterday, and Forum and demo on Thursday. Renewables Forum: It was a very good… More
  • Climate Action Monaro Newsletter 18 Nov 2018 18 Nov 2018- The death toll from the California fires rises inexorably with 76 dead and over 1200 still missing. President Trump still denies any connection with climate change, unlike outgoing Governor Jerry… More
  • Climate Action Monaro Newsletter 11 Nov 2018 11 Nov 2018- Horrific fires have been burning once more in California, for the second time this year. The link to climate change seems inextricable, with the state suffering prolonged drought and higher… More
  • Climate Action Monaro Newsletter 5 Nov 2018 5 Nov 2018- We may safely assume the heatwave affecting Sydney and reaching down as far as us is a sign of things to come. Not just heatwaves but bushfires as well. The… More
  • Climate Action Monaro Newsletter 28 Oct 2018 28 Oct 2018- The Wentworth by-election is still not finalised but on Thursday independent Dr Kerryn Phelps was 1783 votes ahead. We may safely assume she will win which, from a climate point… More
  • Climate Action Monaro Newsletter 22 Oct 2018 22 Oct 2018- As I write, the Wentworth by-election is still not completely finalised but independent candidate Dr Kerryn Phelps seems to have won – she’s 1676 votes ahead of the Liberal Dave… More
  • Climate Action Monaro Newsletter 14 Oct 2018 14 Oct 2018- I went to a packed out seminar organised by the Climate Change Institute at ANU on Tuesday where Prof Mark Howden spoke to the IPCC report and the need for… More
  • Climate Action Monaro Newsletter 8 Oct 2018 8 Oct 2018- This bulletin is a bit late, largely because I held off for the release of the IPCC report on 1.5oC warming today. Basically, the report says that if we are… More
  • Climate Action Monaro Newsletter 30 Sep 2018 1 Oct 2018- It was quite a demonstration down at Tathra today with several hundred people making the words KEEP TATHRA COOL, DECREASE CO2, CLIMATE ACTION NOW. Rural Fire Service trucks provided the… More
  • Climate Action Monaro Newsletter 24 Sep 2018 24 Sep 2018- Two recent reports conclude that Australia is failing to meet its Sustainable Development Goal 13: Urgent action on climate change. Now another report has  placed Australia 14th out of 27… More
  • Climate Action Monaro Newsletter 17 Sep 2018 17 Sep 2018- Super-Typhoon Mangkhut is now causing havoc in Hong Kong after causing death and destruction in the Philippines. In North Carolina, hundreds are trapped by flooding caused by Hurricane Florence. While… More
  • Climate Action Monaro Newsletter 9 Sep 2018 9 Sep 2018- So the NEG is dead, according to the new Prime Minister, Scott Morrison. We might have assumed as much a couple of weeks ago when the former PM took emissions… More
  • Climate Action Monaro Newsletter 1 Sep 2018 1 Sep 2018- After the tumultuous events of last week resulting in a new Prime Minister, things went from bad to worse, at least as far as energy and climate policy was concerned.… More
  • Climate Action Monaro Newsletter 30 June 2018 30 Jun 2018- I spent last Sunday in Canberra at the regional conference of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL). Guests speakers included former Liberal leader John Hewson and  ANU Engineering Professor Andrew Blakers. Hewson… More
  • Climate Action Monaro Newsletter 23 June 2018 23 Jun 2018- First the bad news. The Berejiklian NSW government handed down its Budget through the week and the papers barely mentioned climate change, let alone provide extra money for it. Treasurer… More
  • Climate Action Monaro Newsletter 16 June 2018 16 Jun 2018- US President Trump may deserve praise this week for negotiating with Kim Jong Un over denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula. Before the talks, however, he behaved badly at the G7… More
  • Climate Action Monaro Newsletter 9 June 2018 10 Jun 2018- In South Australia, steel billionaire Sanjeev Gupta has unveiled a stunning plan to provide cheap solar power to five major South Australian companies, promising to slash their electricity costs by… More
  • Climate Action Monaro Newsletter 3 June 2018 3 Jun 2018- Newsletter from Jenny Goldie President Climate Action Monaro The renewables revolution was outlined in detail by Australian National University Professor Andrew Blakers in his appearance before the "NSW Select Committee… More
  • Climate Action Monaro Newsletter 27 May 2018 27 May 2018- Newsletter from Jenny Goldie President Climate Action Monaro We had a great conference in Queanbeyan this weekend which Climate Action Monaro co-organised with Nature Conservation Council (NCC). We heard some… More
  • Climate Action Monaro Newsletter 21 May 2018 21 May 2018- Newsletter from Jenny Goldie, President Climate Action Monaro Some good news this week. The Climate Council reports that almost half Australian companies switching to renewables. The ACT government has brought… More
  • Climate Action Monaro Newsletter 13 May 2018 18 May 2018- Newsletter from Jenny Goldie President Climate Action Monaro The federal Budget was handed down on Tuesday, and despite finding billions for tax cuts and maintaining subsidies to coal companies, the… More
  • China: Beware the green dragon not the red one 5 May 2018- Why are the democracies allowing China, a totalitarian state, to gain world dominance by becoming the renewable energy superpower. “… blind ideological adherence to the coal, gas and oil industries… More
  • Climate Action Monaro Newsletter 5 May 2018 5 May 2018- Newsletter from Jenny Goldie President Climate Action Monaro There have been a lot of good things happening this week on the climate front (if you ignore the worsening climate itself!)… More
  • Australia’s strong sun 30 Apr 2018- Australia could become a renewable energy superpower.  One factor behind this is that Australia gets stronger sun than most developed countries. Two world maps superimposed Here is a strange map… More
  • Climate Action Monaro Newsletter 28 April 2018 29 Apr 2018- Newsletter from Jenny Goldie President Climate Action Monaro The great climate activist Bill McKibben  will be in Canberra on Wednesday 2 May and you can book here if you wish… More
  • Climate Action Monaro Newsletter 16 April 2018 17 Apr 2018- Newsletter from Jenny Goldie President Climate Action Monaro A massive bushfire to the south-west of Sydney with a 60km front should be concentrating the minds of everyone on climate change.… More
  • Climate Action Monaro Newsletter 7 April 2018 9 Apr 2018- Newsletter from Jenny Goldie President Climate Action Monaro As if it wasn’t bad enough to have a lump of coal brought into parliament a few months ago, 20 or so… More
  • Climate Action Monaro Newsletter: 20 March 2018 20 Mar 2018- From Jenny Goldie: President, CAM As I write, people in South Australia and in Batman, Melbourne, are voting and a lot of their decisions will be based on support for… More
  • Climate Action Monaro Newsletter 10 March 2018 10 Mar 2018- Jenny Goldie:  President CAM I hope you saw the excellent Four Corners program on Monday night which showed farmers taking action on climate change while politicians fail to do so.… More
  • Climate Action Monaro Newsletter 5 March 2018 6 Mar 2018- Jenny Goldie: President CAM The weather seems to get crazier and crazier with a deluge in Canberra not long ago then Brisbane last night, while Europe freezes from “the beast… More
  • The war on renewables by “the Australian” newspaper 5 Mar 2017- The Australian newspaper has not allowed facts to get in the way of a good story in its sustained war on renewable energy. Independent Australian: Norm Sanders: 27 Feb 2017… More
  • Severe heatwaves show the need to adapt livestock management for climate 5 Mar 2017- As the climate changes and extreme weather effects become are common, cattle and other livestock are becoming more stressed. ... Farmers that already find it difficult to make a profit… More
  • Northern hemisphere sees in early spring due to global warming 5 Mar 2017- Spring is sprung 26 days earlier than a decade ago, causing problems for the natural cycle of plants and wildlife ... While these earlier springs might not seem like a… More
  • Massive permafrost thaw documented in Canada, portends huge carbon release. 5 Mar 2017- Huge slabs of Arctic permafrost in northwest Canada are slumping and disintegrating, sending large amounts of carbon-rich mud and silt into streams and rivers. A new study that analyzed nearly… More
  • As global food demand rises, climate change is hitting our staple crops 5 Mar 2017- The world needs to produce more food to feed a larger and wealthier population - and climate change, with its heat and extreme weather, is reducing yields of a number… More

 

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