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Aurora Australis Viewing Locations ( southern hemisphere ) ABOUTA collated map of aurora australis viewing locations in Australia & New Zealand.The map was established and is overseen by the admins of Facebook group Aurora Australis Tasmania.FYI: In the southern hemisphere we face South to view aurora australis ........( in the northern hemisphere you face North to view aurora borealis ) ==================== DATA LICENSING ====================Please do not collect / disseminate our map location information Please ask for permission if you wish to re-use our informationAs per respective entities======================================================= DISCLAIMER & SAFETY NOTICE:> Care taken but no responsibility is given for the accuracy of the map - locations have been supplied by members of Aurora Australis Tasmania &/or Aurora Australis (New Zealand) facebook groups, who are contributing the location to be suitable for viewing an aurora australis from. !! Essential Background This time line detailing the international response to climate change provides a contextual entry point to the Essential Background. You can also use the links on the left-hand column under Essential Background to navigate this section. 2013 - Key decisions adopted at COP19/CMP9 include decisions on further advancing the Durban Platform, the Green Climate Fund and Long-Term Finance, the Warsaw Framework for REDD Plus and the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage. More on the Warsaw Outcomes. 2012 - The Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol is adopted by the CMP at CMP8. More on the Doha Amendment. 2011 — The Durban Platform for Enhanced Action drafted and accepted by the COP, at COP17. 2010 — Cancun Agreements drafted and largely accepted by the COP, at COP16. 2009 — Copenhagen Accord drafted at COP15 in Copenhagen. 2007 — IPCC's Fourth Assessment Report released. 2005 — Entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol. 2001 — Release of IPCC's Third Assessment Report.

Climate policy needs a new lens: health and well-being As the new Australian parliament takes the reins, health groups are moving to ensure that health minister Sussan Ley addresses a major health threat in this term of government: climate change. Largely ignored by successive federal governments, the health risks from climate change are increasingly urgent. One or two degrees of warming at a global level may not sound like much, but if you take many organisms (including humans) too far outside their comfort zone, the consequences are deadly. The Climate and Health Alliance – a coalition of concerned health groups, researchers, academics and professional associations – is calling on the Australian government to develop a national strategy for climate, health and well-being. How climate change affects health Major increases in ill-health are anticipated from continued climate change. During this five-day event, ambulances had a 46% increase in demand. Heat doesn’t just affect the very old and very young. Time for policy commitment

How terrorism in the West compares to terrorism everywhere else - Washington Post Total Environment Centre Forscher als Politikberater: "Der die Welt rettende Professor ist gescheitert" - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten - Wissenschaft Der Versuch von Naturwissenschaftlern, eine erfolgversprechende Klimapolitik anzuleiten, ist gescheitert. Eine Politik, die von Wissenschaftlern verordnet wird, ist offenbar nicht möglich. Ursache dafür ist ein falsches Verständnis der Rolle der Klimaforschung und die Vereinfachung des Problems Klimawandel. Wir vermuten, dass es letztlich diese von Wissenschaftlern angestrebte Einengung der Handlungsoptionen war, die den Klimaschutz zum Spielball im politischen Tagesgeschäft werden ließ. Welche Rolle aber sollen Wissenschaftler künftig einnehmen? Entzugserscheinungen der Hollywood-Forscher In beiden Feldern dominiert noch häufig das Hollywood-Bild des klugen, die Welt rettenden Forschers. Dabei sah es zwischenzeitlich nach einer gelungenen Symbiose von Wissenschaft und Politik aus: Die Physikerin Angela Merkel wurde zur Klimakanzlerin ernannt und der Leiter eines Forschungsinstituts durfte sich mit dem Titel "Kanzlerinberater" schmücken. Bevormundet von Wissenschaftlern Neue Perspektiven

Climate change policies: it's how you sell it that matters Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull - the secret is in the way the message is received. Photo: Andrew Meares Running underneath the more obvious changes from last month's changeover of prime ministers, is an interesting tutorial on the role of motive in political discourse. An obvious case-in-point is climate change - within which are the ferociously contested debates about coal, and now somewhat surprisingly, the prospect of an expanded Australian nuclear industry. Release from such Houdini-esque chains will take some doing. A way of looking at this is to imagine a scale of 1 to 10 in which 1 represents climate change denial with no action necessary at all – and 10 represents the most extreme scenario demanding expensive anti-greenhouse changes to the economy. Now imagine that Tony Abbott as prime minister pitches his policy prescription at say 4 or 5 on the scale, and Malcolm Turnbull as prime minister, does the same. And right away you can see a difference. His key is policy agility.