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ANU Climate News
March 2017
Dear reader

After the record-breaking heat experienced across much of Eastern Australia in February, I'm sure you'll agree that some slightly more autumnal weather comes as a relief.   Unfortunately, as the science has been pointing out for a while now, we will increasingly need to adapt to these extremes.

Australia's latest State of the Environment Report (released on Tuesday) warns that climate change "is an increasingly important and pervasive pressure on all aspects of the environment".   The report notes that climate change impacts are increasing and some aspects may be irreversible.  

In the face of this dire news, researchers, governments and communities are continuing to work to find solutions to different aspects of the climate challenge. Read on for a range of solutions including how the ACT is heading for net-zero emissions by 2050, how international diplomacy could help and the creation of a public trust to protect our atmosphere. 


Professor Mark Howden
Director, Climate Change Institute

ANU Events
Understanding stakeholder conflict: Lessons from a wind energy dispute in King Island, Tasmania
Dr Bec Colvin, Thursday 16 March, 1-2pm
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Climate Cafe: Why is Australia's electricity system in such a mess?
Hon Assoc Prof Hugh Saddler, Monday 27 March, 12.15-1.45pm
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‘Claim the sky’: a new climate movement for the Trump era
Prof Bob Costanza, The Conversation, 6 March
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ACT leaves most of Australia behind on climate change initiatives: report
The Canberra Times, 2 December 2016
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Why China and Europe should form the world's most powerful 'climate bloc'
Dr Christian Downie, The Conversation, 22 November
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Hydro storage can secure 100% renewable electricity
Prof Andrew Blakers, Dr Matthew Stocks, Bin Lu
Monday 27 February
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Tax and dividend: how conservatives can grow to love carbon pricing
Emeritus Prof Andrew Hopkins, The Conversation, 22 February
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FactCheck Q&A: Was it four degrees hotter 110,000 years ago?
Assoc Prof Nerilie Abram, The Conversation, 20 February
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Humans affect the Earth system more than natural forces
Prof Will Steffen, The Anthropocene Review, 12 February
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 EU promises to beef up climate diplomacy to save Paris agreement  
Reuters, 6 March
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