Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Getting Smart On Climate Change

I've mentioned Oxfam's interest in tackling climate change before. Now, they've just published a new booklet Getting Smart on Climate Change to summarise the situation. As well as talking about the threat that climate change poses to Australians, our Pacific neighbours, and others around the world; it also looks at how little Australia is doing, and what we can do.

Apart from this embarrassing graph, there were also some shockers showing how little Australia invests into renewable energy - and the consqequent lack of jobs in the renewable energy industry. (China 1.12 million jobs, Germany 278,000, Spain 189,000, Australia just 10,000). Yet another example of how Australia is trailing the world rather than leading it. I recommend checking it out.

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