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The Australian Youth Climate Coalition

The Australian Youth Climate Coalition
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Teaching Climate Change to Children - The Sustainability Hub By Kirsty Costa, CERES As the floods raced through Queensland and then Victoria over the Summer holidays, the topic of climate change was once again raised both in the news and dinner table conversations around the Australia. My cousin and her children, who now live in Brisbane, were thankfully in Melbourne at the time of the Queensland floods. During the discussion about returning home, her 10 year-old daughter remarked, “There is no point going home if climate change means this will happen all over again!”. The delicate ‘nature’ (excuse the pun) of the facts around climate change means that sometimes, as adults, we tiptoe around the topic when talking to children. Talking about climate change can make us all want to go and crawl under a table. Engage — Listen to your students and take their concerns seriously. Explore — Provide positive, realistic information sources for students to learn more about climate change (see below for starters).

Not so cheap: Australia needs to acknowledge the real cost of coal US President Barack Obama’s latest plan to reduce carbon emissions is a welcome one, and not just because it addresses climate change. In publicising the plan to cut emissions from old coal power stations, Obama put the emphasis on health. Now it is time for Australia to do the same. Here we continue to ignore the real costs of coal, instead clinging to the myth that “coal is cheap”, justifying continuing expansion and subsidies for the industry. In the immediate wake of last month’s budget, treasurer Joe Hockey moved to reassure mining companies that the A$2 billion diesel rebate would be safe. And Australia’s largest coal mine, proposed by Indian energy company Adani, was given the green light by the Queensland government, despite expert environmental concerns. It is time to eradicate the myth that coal doesn’t cost much. Burning money There is no simple way to compare direct costs of coal and other energy sources. It’s not just within Australia. Damaging body and mind Worthless?

Restaurer La Nature D'autres faits à propos des grenouilles maculées de l'Oregon La grenouille maculée de l'Oregon ressemble beaucoup à la grenouille maculée de Columbia et à la grenouille à pattes rouges. En fait, il faut être un spécialiste pour différencier une grenouille maculée de Columbia d'une grenouille maculée de l'Oregon! D'autres faits à propos des blaireaux d'Amérique Parent de la belette, le blaireau est un carnivore petit et trapu qui a des rayures blanches et noires sur sa tête. PD'autres faits à propos des ours polaires Les ours polaires sont les plus grands carnivores terrestres de notre planète et les ours qui ont la plus grande taille. Sur le terrain : Dr Bridget Stutchbury Dr Bridget Stutchbury a terminé sa maîtrise à l'Université Queen’s et son doctorat à Yale.

Climate Change: Science and Solutions for Australia The front cover of Climate Change: Science and Solutions for Australia This publication provides the latest scientific knowledge as at 2011 on a series of climate change topics relevant to Australia and the world. It draws on peer-reviewed literature contributed to by thousands of researchers. Available as a free eBook. 20 June 2011 | Updated 20 September 2013 Overview This is a free book available in two formats: Portable Document Format [PDF], which is optimised for reading on a computer screen; and as an eBook format [EPUB], which is optimised use with mobile and specific eReader devices. Editors: Helen Cleugh, Mark Stafford Smith, Michael Battaglia, and Paul Graham. 2011. Description Climate change is the greatest ecological, economic, and social challenge of our time. Climate change research over many years shows links between human activities and warming of the atmosphere and oceans. Readership Download book and chapters Downloading the book as:

L’éducation au développement durable, une manière concrète de vivre les valeurs de la République Encouragement de l’accès au bio dans les cantines scolaires : Le nouveau plan eco phyto contiendra des aides pour encourager le développement du Bio dans les cantines scolaires. Le crédit d’impôt en faveur de l’agriculture biologique a été prorogé pour une durée de 3 ans à partir de cette année. Le gouvernement a publié un guide à destination des collectivités pour promouvoir l’approvisionnement des restaurants en produits Bio. Lutte contre le gaspillage alimentaire : Guillaume Garot effectue une mission sur la restauration collective et les circuits d’approvisionnement auprès de Ségolène Royal et Stéphane Le Foll, qui portera notamment sur les cantines scolaires. Zéro-pesticide : Depuis 2014, l’usage des pesticides est interdit dans l’enceinte des établissements scolaires et des centres de loisirs, crèches etc. L’école change avec vous : chaque école, chaque collège et chaque lycée va s’engager dans une démarche de développement durable

Green Choices - What are Transition Towns? What is a Transition Town? A Transition Initiative (which could be a town, village, university or island etc) is a community-led response to the pressures of climate change, fossil fuel depletion and increasingly, economic contraction. There are thousands of initiatives around the world starting their journey to answer this crucial question: “for all those aspects of life that this community needs in order to sustain itself and thrive, how do we significantly rebuild resilience (to mitigate the effects of Peak Oil and economic contraction) and drastically reduce carbon emissions (to mitigate the effects of Climate Change)?” Here’s how it all appears to be evolving… It all starts off when a small collection of motivated individuals within a community come together with a shared concern: how can our community respond to the challenges, and opportunities, of Peak Oil, Climate Change, and increasingly, economic stagnation? They then usually do a few activities: Cheerful disclaimer!

Trousse-primaire-2015.pdf 7 charts that help make sense of this week's UN climate summit On Sunday, an estimated 300,000 people gathered in New York City to demand action on climate change. It was an impressive crowd — possibly the largest US rally on any issue since the Iraq war protests in 2003. Global climate talks are still bogged down by a deep dispute between rich and poor countries But now comes the hard part. Starting Tuesday, representatives from around the world will meet in New York to begin a year-long negotiation over a new climate treaty. The main obstacle here is that there are still deep, deep divisions among different countries about how best to tackle global warming. This core dispute pops up everywhere, from arguments over how much, exactly, each country should reduce emissions to disputes over climate aid. We can also break this dispute down in graph form, with the help of the Global Carbon Project's excellent new report on global emissions (which is worth exploring in full). 1) The world is totally failing to meet its own climate goals Further reading

Qui sommes-nous? Science pour tous est un organisme privé et sans but lucratif qui regroupe les organismes œuvrant en culture scientifique et technique (CST). Il compte dans ses rangs les associations, organismes et institutions de sciences et de technologies dont les musées de science, les centres d’interprétation, les médias scientifiques et les organismes de loisirs scientifiques. Au total, Science pour tous rejoint directement un bassin d’environ 250 organismes. Science pour tous est géré par un Conseil d’administration d’une dizaine de membres qui représentent des organismes majeurs provenant de différentes régions. Science pour tous vise à faire reconnaître et à promouvoir la culture scientifique et technique dans notre société. Science pour tous prend naissance à l’automne 1997 quand les principaux organismes de culture scientifique québécois décident de réagir à la disparition du programme fédéral Science-Culture Canada, disparition qui les prive collectivement d’environ 700 000 $ par année.

Methane - The Ticking Time Bomb - Boomer Warrior Dorsi Diaz This post is a collection of excerpts from interviews with three experts on the methane crisis – the ticking time bomb. Dorsi Diaz (writer for the San Francisco Examiner) interviews Harold Hensel, Guy McPherson and Malcolm Light. (Editor~Rolly Montpellier-BoomerWarrior). Readers who wish to know more about methane and why scientists are sounding the alarm bell should join the The Methane Clathrate Group. Methane – The Ticking Time Bomb Guy McPherson is a professor emeritus of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Arizona. Excerpt from Interview Q: Guy, you have been sounding the alarm bells for years about climate change and the threat of methane. A: Apparently we crossed a major threshold in 2007 at about 0.76 C warming. Q: In James Hansen’s book Storms of my Grandchildren, Dr. A: I think firing the clathrate gun is a huge factor leading to loss of habitat for our species. Excerpts from Interview Excerpts from Interview

Québec renonce à retirer son financement aux publications scientifiques Couverture du magazine de vulgarisation scientifique pour les jeunes Les Débrouillards Québec maintiendra son appui financier aux organisations scientifiques, a annoncé le ministre de l'Économie, de l'Innovation et des Exportations, Jacques Daoust. Dans un communiqué, le ministre Daoust a justifié sa décision par le fait que ces organismes « jouent un rôle capital dans le développement de la culture scientifique pour les jeunes et moins jeunes ». Vendredi, Le Devoir et le Journal de Québec avaient rapporté que Québec allait cesser de subventionner des publications scientifiques comme Les Débrouillards et l'Agence Science-Presse. Le Soleil avait aussi appris que l'aide financière aux Expo-sciences n'avait pas été renouvelée. L'éditeur des Débrouillards crie victoire Entrevue avec Félix Maltais L'éditeur des Publications BLD, qui éditent notamment le magazine Les Débrouillards, se réjouit de la nouvelle. M. Les Débrouillards Simple proposition du ministère?

Climate challenges embraced in Geelong | Centre for Climate Safety Listen to three Climate Reality Leaders explain how we solve what is far and away the greatest challenge of our time – the global climate change crisis. Within the next decade, the world needs to triple its investments in renewable energy to help avert a climate catastrophe. This enormous challenge can only happen with a radical change in the political will at the highest levels. Michael Thomas, Emma Sutcliffe and Sam Smith were recently selected to participate in three days of training with the famous American climate solutions advocate Al Gore and his Climate Reality Leadership Program. On the players below you can listen to each of the presentations which the three Geelong Climate Reality delegates gave at a ‘Smarter Living Expo’ in Geelong on 13 September 2014. Michael Thomas: The Science of Climate Change Michael presented the history and the findings of peer-reviewed climate science. Michael has worked 20 years in the Australian military. ► Right-click to download mp3 The Tree Print

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