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Climate science moves on while politics stalled

New reports from the global Argo project, showing how fast the oceans around Australia are warming, are just the latest new science backing up the need for urgent and serious action on the climate crisis.

"We are relentlessly heating our oceans and atmosphere while politics has stalled," Australian Greens Acting Leader, Senator Christine Milne, said.

"We cannot afford right now to let climate politics stall, but neither can we afford to simply accept policies which are so poorly designed that they lock in our polluting economy for years to come.

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ABC journalists should ignore Chair Newman's anti-science nonsense

The Australian Greens today urged ABC journalists to ignore the anti-science nonsense peddled by the Chair of their board and instead increase their strong coverage of climate change.

ABC Board Chair, Maurice Newman, today told senior ABC staff that climate change was an "emotional issue" and that journalists were too "intolerant" of climate sceptics.

"I trust that ABC journalists will not be cowed by the anti-science speech delivered by the Chair of their board," Australian Greens Deputy Leader, Senator Christine Milne, said.

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Questions on UN climate submissions, carbon accounting and IPCC


Senator «MILNE» -I have 12 minutes and my time starts now. I understand Australia has to put in its Fifth National Communication on implementation of climate change actions to the UNFCCC. I thought it had to be in by 1 January. I have been to their website and yours and I cannot see that it is in. Can you confirm whether you have submitted that report and when it will be publicly available on one website or the other?

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Crisis rhetoric has to be matched with crisis action

This piece first appeared on the official "Climate Thinkers" blog

As the Copenhagen Conference swiftly approaches, government leaders from around the world are working hard to convince their constituents that they understand we face a climate crisis. However, to date, the scale of their commitments utterly fails to match the scale of their rhetoric.

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Top scientist delivers Copenhagen wake-up call: 60% cuts in energy emissions needed by 2020

Top climate scientist, Professor Kevin Anderson from the UK's Tyndall Centre, has delivered a wake-up call to all those attending the Copenhagen climate conference, including Australian Greens Deputy Leader, Senator Christine Milne.

Professor Anderson, writing in The Independent, called existing offers of emissions cuts "token gestures" and said that, to give the planet "a 50:50 chance of not exceeding 2C":

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