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    10 Reasons to Build Local Community Resilience

    10 Reasons to Build Community Resilience “Whether it is natural disasters, economic instability, resource constraints or unpredictable and damaging climatic events, the need for local resilience is becoming increasingly evident today. We have moved from a relatively localised economy to a largely global economy. Supply chain disruptions and geopolitical...
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    What if everyone lived in an ‘ecovillage’?

    Article by: Dr Samuel Alexander, Research fellow, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne We are used to hearing that if everyone lived in the same way as North Americans or Australians, we would need four or five planet Earths to sustain us. This sort of analysis is known as...
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    Climate change hastened ancient civilisations’ collapse…

    We republished this article a few years back and thought it might be worth revisiting for those that missed it as it is still relevant. Well worth the read… Article by: Sunanda Creagh from the Conversation Climate change sparked the political and economic turmoil that hastened the collapse of...
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    East Antarctica is Melting From Above and Below

    Published: December 16th, 2016, by Climate Central By Brian Kahn East Antarctica is remote even by Antarctic standards. Harsh winds and ocean currents have largely cut off the region from the rest of the world. That’s left its massive stores of ice largely intact, especially compared to West Antarctica...
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    Selfish Capitalism V’s The Planet

    Selfish Capitalism V’s The Planet Article by Andrew Martin While climate change, resource depletion and environmental degradation are decimating the planet at an alarming rate, one of the underlying purveyors of all this strife is rarely discussed, the economy and our capitalist system that promotes never ever ending growth...
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    Have we Reached Peak Consumerism? Something to Think About this Christmas!

    “In order to gain and to hold the esteem of men it is not sufficient merely to possess wealth or power. The wealth or power must be put in evidence, for esteem is awarded only on evidence.” Thorsten Veblen A successful lawyer parked his brand new Porsche Carrera GT...
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    Deep soils store up to five times more carbon than first thought: study

    Deep soils store up to five times more carbon than first thought: study Author Pauline Ernesto Editor The Conversation Deep soils store up to five times more carbon than is commonly reported, a new study by Murdoch University and Cranfield University in the UK has found. Soil locks in greenhouse...
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    Climate Emergency Declaration

    Ian Dunlop: What we need is a Government of National Unity The Below excerpts are from Ian Dunlop’s keynote address at Engineers Australia “We have to change the fundamentals of society in a way which is much deeper than we are currently thinking. We are not going to see growth...
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    Peak phosphorus will be a shortage we can’t stomach

    Peak phosphorus will be a shortage we can’t stomach Article By James Dyke, University of Southampton The IPCC has recently reported, we can’t afford the costs of what liberating all that carbon into the Earth’s atmosphere would do to the climate. So we will have to leave it in the...