Greg Combet announces Australia’s carbon price will be linked to the EU scheme, Arctic ice has retreated to a record breaking low and it is not over yet, Kyoto 2 will save us all money – if we get on board and much, much more.
THE Climate Commission launches Critical Decade, International Action on Climate Change, Australian’s have installed the most amount of domestic solar panels and the good news is that Australia has reached mediocrity in terms of its effort of dealing with climate change.
In the murky world of politics it seems that bad news must follow good, a survey says Australia’s business friendly reputation could be at risk, we are told Australian companies are using too much energy, one less coal fired power station is built and accountants are cool.
This week Prime Minister Gillard gets tough on the electricity sector, what ARE they spending all that money on? Surely the published price hikes can’t all be because of … the carbon price. The grandfather of climate science tells us things are happening faster than we thought and check out the very latest innovation in solar technology which we will see in the near future.
This week, things are looking brighter! Professor of physics and sceptic Richard A Muller says he agrees – climate change is real and is caused by humans. Hurrah! And even though Mr Abbott is still scared – pretty much everyone else has said they are not so phased by the carbon price. Solar powered trees in Singapore are proving very effective and carbon sucking funnels are revealed. All this and more in August’s first Week That Was.
This Week in Climate Change (formally The Week That Was), a weekly review of climate change politics, policy, innovation and science from Climate Reality Leader Andrew Woodward. @climatecomm