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Gov't must work with Greens for safe climate; Libs chaos matches climate chaos

The chaos in the Liberal Party and the warnings of 4C warming by 2060 if a weak agreement is reached in Copenhagen send a clear signal to the Rudd Government: work with the Australian Greens towards a safe climate outcome.

"The Rudd Government faces a clear choice between two cynical political wedges and meaningful climate action," Australian Greens Deputy Leader, Senator Christine Milne, said.

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G8 comes to the Huon Valley

Grade 8 Huonville High School students have discovered that the vast majority of Tasmanians are willing to tackle the threat of climate change.

Greens Deputy Leader, Senator Christine Milne, today attended a launch of the student's findings sourced from a three year survey of Tasmanians and their thoughts about a changing climate.

The event, billed as the ‘G8 (grade 8) meeting that can make a difference', saw students, young climate activists and politicians coming together to envisage a cleaner, greener planet.

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Tas Government must act on sea level rise

Tasmanian coastal developments will face inundation from sea level rise, Senator Christine Milne said today whilst calling on the Tasmanian government to note a draft planning policy before the Queensland government.

The Bligh government is considering placing future Queensland coastal developments off-limits if they fall within the 80cm rise in sea levels predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

"It's the first time a state has put a figure on how much levels will rise."

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Rudd Government's actions at odds with statement on climate science

The Rudd Government's articulation of the science of climate change today shows up their utter failure to act on what that science requires, the Australian Greens said.

Greg Combet's Ministerial Statement on the scientific imperative to act on climate change was largely correct, if out of date, up until the conclusion that the Rudd Government's Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme effectively addresses that scientific imperative.

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Did Rudd Govt censor Pacific Nations?

Senator MILNE (Tasmania) (2:31 PM) -My question is to the Minister for Climate Change and Water, Minister Wong, and refers to the recent Pacific Islands Forum and the Smaller Island States Group meeting which Australia hosted and for which Australia provided secretariat support. Given the consistent and outspoken calls from Pacific Island nations for a 45 per cent below 1990 level reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from developed countries by 2020, why was that not reflected in the outputs from either of these meetings held in Australia?

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Local schools and colleges step up to climate crisis

Young people of North West Tasmania agree that anything is possible. Attendees of the Lower Emissions Schools Summit held at Ulverstone High, and students of Devonport's Don Campus say a clean, safe and sustainable planet is a reality with the right leadership; and leadership is firmly on the agenda at Latrobe High.

Senator Christine Milne talked with students at these schools and says she is delighted to see so many young Tasmanians taking real and positive steps towards developing leadership skills and addressing the climate crisis.

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