you start to look into the guts of climate change you find
that just about every scientific institution in the world
is conducting research on the issue.
Garrett # Climate
- In particular,
Australia, because of its ancient geography, soil profile
and distinctive weather patterns, is more adversely affected
by climate variability than some other continents.
Garrett # Nature,
- The future
is unfolding before our eyes. Canadas Inuits see it
in disappearing Arctic ice and permafrost. Australians see
it in fatal heatwaves and extended droughts. Scientists see
it in tree rings, ancient coral and bubbles trapped in icicles.
All of these things reveal that the world has not been as
warm as it is now for a millennium or more, and that the last
years have been the hottest on record.
Garrett # Future,
change is so big that people who study it.. and many do..
need to speak to it. They must present scientific papers,
they must appear in public, they must speak to the media and
we must hear their voices. In order to get policy right, policymakers..
governments.. need to make decisions based on sound science.
Garrett # Climate
- The challenge
for governments is to adopt policies that address the increasing
energy demand but within the long-term context of climate
change. Many elements can be considered: ways of making coal
cleaner; rapidly developing and supporting a suite of renewable
energy technologies with an emphasis on increased energy efficiency;
carbon caps and trading; and, of course, looking hard at ways
of reducing and localising energy demand.
Garrett # Government,
change is such a huge issue that it requires strong, concerted,
consistent and enduring action by governments.
Garrett # Climate
warming pollution, indeed all pollution, is now described
by economists as an externality. This absurd label
means, in essence: we dont to keep track of this stuff
so lets pretend it doesnt exist.
Gore # Climate
are many who still do not believe that global warming is a
problem at all. And it's no wonder: because they are the targets
of a massive and well-organized campaign of disinformation
lavishly funded by polluters who are determined to prevent
any action to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that cause
global warming out of a fear that their profits might be affected
if they had to stop dumping so much pollution into the atmosphere.
Gore # Global
- We sometimes
emphasize the danger in a crisis without focusing on the opportunities
that are there. We should feel a great sense of urgency because
it is the most dangerous crisis we have ever faced, by far.
But it also provides us with opportunities to do a lot of
things we ought to be doing for other reasons anyway. And
to solve this crisis we can develop a shared sense of moral
purpose. (talking about the environamental crisis)
Gore # Crisis,
the Kyoto Protocol enters into the force tomorrow, the world
will take a significant and long-awaited first step towards
stemming global warming. Instead of stepping forward as the
world leader on climate change, however, the Bush Administration
is clinging to the role of world obstructionist.
Pelosi # Global
- The major
challenges of climate change, the major challenge of the economy
and manufacturing, the major challenges in education, and
how do we turbo-charge our national education system to create
the knowledge base for the future of the Australian economy.
These are the sorts of areas that you're going to see detailed
policy plans from us in the weeks and months ahead...
Rudd # Climate
- Mr Howard's
problem is for so long he's been a climate change sceptic,
how can he, therefore, put himself to the country as part
of a climate change solution for the future.
Rudd # Thinking,
organic practices simply make sense, regardless of what overall
agricultural system is used. Far from being a quaint throwback
to an earlier time, organic agriculture is proving to be a
serious contender in modern farming and a more environmentally
sustainable system over the long term.
Suzuki # Environment,
- And that,
quite simply, is the issue. We live in a finite world with
finite resources. Although it may sometimes seem quite big,
earth is really very small a tiny blue and green oasis
of life in a cold universe.
Suzuki # Life,
- We are
upsetting the atmosphere upon which all life depends. In the
late 80s when I began to take climate change seriously, we
referred to global warming as a "slowmotion catastrophe"
one we expected to kick in perhaps generations later. Instead,
the signs of change have accelerated alarmingly.
Suzuki # Nature,
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