Archive: 2020

Submission to the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements – Bushfire Royal Commission

Contents: • Preamble • Global Catastrophic Risks • The Rapidly Changing Context of Global Climate Change • Tipping Points • Solutions • What Does Emergency Action Mean? • Addressing the Existential Climate Threat • Existential Risk Management • Request to the Royal Commission on National Natural Disaster Arrangements Preamble Thank you for the opportunity to […]

April 27 / 2020
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In a 3-degree warmer world, Australia will be utterly transformed. The Prime Minister knows, but refuses to say so.

By David Spratt and Ian Dunlop The first duty of a government is to protect the people. There is no greater threat than climate disruption as the world heads to 3 degrees Celsius (3°C) or more warming, possibly by mid-century, yet the Prime Minister is unwilling to explain the implications. Asked by Zali Steggall in […]

February 29 / 2020
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Have we a government fit for purpose, or the greatest danger to our national security?

The current bushfires are unprecedented in terms of their extent, intensity, fire season length, economic and social impact. They are, without doubt, intensified by human-induced climate change. However, they are not unexpected; this is what the climate science has been telling us for years. Likewise with the drought. The fact that these warnings have been […]

January 31 / 2020
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