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Albert Park Candidates Forum
6.30 pm Monday 29 October 2018
Details www.FORUM.ORG.AU

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The next Victorian State Election will be held on Saturday 24 November 2018.
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The Albert Park Candidates Forum is being organised by community groups from  Port Phillip. If you live in the District of Albert Park why not attend the forum at
6.30 pm on Monday 29 October at the Alex Theatre, 135 Fitzroy St, St Kilda?
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Meet the candidates seeking your vote at the State Election. Find out their policies and ask them questions about issues that are important to you and your community.
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MORE DETAILS at www.FORUM.ORG.AU
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THIS IS A FREE EVENT, NO TICKETS, NO REGISTRATION, JUST TURN UP!

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Copies of the FLYER below need to be distributed. CONTACT us if you can help.
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21 October 2018
The power of one person taking action

Age editorial
As Clean Up Australia has grown over three decades, so has our awareness that reducing rubbish is as important as cleaning it up.
https://www.theage.com.au/national/the-power-of-one-person-taking-action-20181019-p50atr.html


21 October 2018
Here’s 123 Things Our Liberal Leaders Did To ‘Confront’ Climate Change

A recent ReachTel poll commissioned by Greenpeace Australia found that for the voters of Wentworth – former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s old seat – tackling climate change was their number one priority. With the Wentworth by-election to be staged on Saturday, Liam McLoughlin thought it timely to help the good voters of the eastern suburbs focus their minds on the Liberal Party’s action on climate change over the last five years.
https://newmatilda.com/2018/10/19/dear-wentworth-voters-heres-123-things-leaders-confront-climate-change/


20 October 2018
The hope at the heart of the apocalyptic climate change report
Along with their latest dire predictions, the world’s leading climate scientists offered a new path forward—but will anyone take it?
https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/10/18/the-hope-at-the-heart-of-the-apocalyptic-climate-change-report/


19 October 2018
Tim’s “My Efficient Electric Home” facebook group has over 4,500 followers and is increasing at 100+ per week. It contains a wealth of information from local enthusiasts on becoming “all-electric”.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/996387660405677/ 


18 October 2018
Institute of Public Affairs: the think tank with arms everywhere
The IPA is usually described as a “radical libertarian think tank” but it’s not libertarian, since its freedoms for the few spell oppression for the many. It’s also not-thoughtful and so not-public it’s almost clandestine.
https://www.smh.com.au/opinion/institute-of-public-affairs-the-think-tank-with-arms-everywhere-20160406-gnzlhq.html


17 October 2018
The science of sustainability
Can humans drive economic growth, meet rising demand for food, energy and water, and make significant environmental progress? The short answer is ‘yes,’ but it comes with several big ‘ifs.’ New research shows that we can put the world on a path to sustainability if we make significant changes within the next 10 years.
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/uoca-tso101618.php


16 October 2018
The all-electric home and the key steps to take
Why it’s important to transition to an all-electric home? What are the key steps to take? This speech was delivered by Tim Forcey at the launch of the CERES Eco-house on 9 October 2018. Tim has 35 years of industrial experience (electricity, oil and gas, petrochemicals) with focus on energy production, transmission and consumption.
https://www.mefl.com.au/news/all-electric-home-speech-by-tim-forcey


16 October 2018
It is almost too late to save our planet
All of my friends are becoming grandparents. I am thinking about the world that our grandchildren will inherit.
https://religionnews.com/2018/10/12/climate-change-global-warming-sea-level-rise/


15 October 2018
What will it take on climate change?
Hurricanes, algae blooms, rising seas and melting ice. How much more before climate denial fades away?
https://www.ehn.org/peter-dykstra-what-will-it-take-on-climate-change-2612030701.html


14 October 2018
Abbott and Trump are making you their stooge
Don’t amplify the views of those who want to diminish serious issues like climate change – even if it feels good
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/commentisfree/2018/oct/13/dear-progressives-craig-kelly-abbott-and-trump-are-making-you-their-stooge


13 October 2018
Overwhelmed by climate change? Here’s what you can do
From campaigning to installing insulation and solar panels, some practical steps you can take to help avoid climate breakdown.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/08/climate-change-what-you-can-do-campaigning-installing-insulation-solar-panels


12 October 2018
Billionaires are the leading cause of climate change
As the world faces environmental disaster on a biblical scale, it’s important to remember exactly who brought us here.
https://www.gq.com/story/billionaires-climate-change


11 October 2018
Why we keeping ignoring climate change warnings
A new U.N. report should sound alarms that climate change is far closer than most people realize. It probably won’t.
http://time.com/5418690/why-ignore-climate-change-warnings-un-report/


10 October 2018
What the world will look like in 2040
The results are in from more than 6000 scientific studies on how the world is changing. It paints a dire picture of Earth in 22 years time.
https://www.news.com.au/climate-change-predictions-2040/


9 October 2018
The UN’s 1.5°C special climate report at a glance
The highlights of the report are presented below
https://theconversation.com/the-uns-1-5-c-special-climate-report-at-a-glance-104547


6 October 2018
Climate change apathy, not denial, is the biggest threat to our planet
The easy way to cut emissions – closing coal power stations – is exhausted. Now the public has to be convinced to make sacrifices.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/oct/05/climate-change-apathy-not-denial-threat-planet


4 October 2018
What does 1.5C mean in a warming world?
1.5C has become the new “safe” upper-limit for global warming – but whatever happened to the two-degree target?
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-45678338


3 October 2018
A ‘Hard rain’s a gonna fall’ on insurers unless they address climate risks
With the escalating cost of natural disasters, insurance companies have a greater incentive to use their leverage to enforce not just better building codes but also to improve climate change regulations.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kensilverstein/2018/10/01/a-hard-rains-a-gonna-fall-on-insurers-unless-they-address-climate-risks/#70eb564a3312


1 October 2018

Judy Horacek is a cartoonist who publishes a newsletter on the first day of the month.

September 2018’s newsletter was on Coal, Energy, Reefs. October 2018’s was on Denial and Extinctions.

Judy’s website is at https://horacek.com.au/

Previous newsletters, chock full of brilliant cartoons, are in the news archives column on https://horacek.com.au/news/


26 September 2018
How can we keep microfibers out of food, water and air?
Microfiber pollution is a growing problem around the world, with miniature contaminants shed by synthetic textiles being found in our food, our water and the air we breathe. What’s a concerned citizen to do?
https://ensia.com/videos/microfiber-solution/

26 September 2018
Alternative Nobel Prize awarded for practical fixes to global problems

Three human rights activists, two corruption fighters, a farmer and an agricultural scientist are the 2018 winners of the Right Livelihood Award. They are tirelessly fighting the world over to make it a better place.
https://www.dw.com/en/alternative-nobel-prize-awarded-for-practical-fixes-to-global-problems/a-45603287


19 August 2018
Cutting Power Bills With Solar Panels For 650,000 Homes
The Andrews Government announces significant rebates on Solar Panels and Solar Hot Water systems. Rebates are available for systems installed from 19 August 2018.
https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/cutting-power-bills-with-solar-panels-for-650000-homes/

Note that rebates are available now, before the election on 24 November 2018. So get in early as the Liberals have poured scorn on the plan so may not continue them if they are elected. Details of how to apply can be found at https://www.solar.vic.gov.au/


11 September 2018
Cheaper Electricity With Solar Batteries For 10,000 Homes
This is very good news, but it relies on the Andrews Government being re-elected.
https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/cheaper-electricity-with-solar-batteries-for-10000-homes/


10 September 2018
The daily post of environmental articles can now be found on Greg Hunt’s Blog.
     Note that this is NOT the Liberal Party’s Greg Hunt!
     It is a retired environmentalist also named Greg Hunt.
An additional Australian environmental newsletter that may interest you is “Making Enviro News”. The current issue is at makingenvironews.com/current-issue.html

One article per day will still be published.