July 13

Arctic sea ice melt disrupts weather patterns

Recent research has shown that shrinking arctic polar ice is affecting polar weather patterns particularly in autumn and winter. For the full article go to


The most important speech in history?

President Obama has made a historic speech in which he discussed the moral urgency of cutting carbon pollution. This is a major step in the US policy of tackling climate change. For the full script and video go to http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/06/25/2213341/invest-divest-obama-goes-full-climate-hawk-in-speech-unveiling-plan-to-cut-carbon-pollution/#more-2213341


Denmark now produces 25% of its power from off shore wind turbines and plans to double that in 8 years through building more turbines and energy efficiency. For more information go to http://inhabitat.com/denmark-now-25-percent-powered-by-offshore-wind-aims-to-double-capacity-by-2020/

LA Bans the Bag

Los Angeles is the largest city in USA to ban plastic bags in supermarkets. For more detail go to http://econews.com.au/news-to-sustain-our-world/los-angeles-totally-bags-the-plastic-bag/

Coborra Coal Mine

The NSW Government has abandoned plans to run a coal mine at Coborra due to a strong campaign against the proposal. There is still a chance, however, it will allow a private company to develop this mine. For more information, go to www.nccnsw.org.au

What’s On


Ryde Gladesville Climate Group will have a stall at Moocooboola again this year on 4 August at Boronia Park Oval (corner Park and Ryde Roads) Hunters Hill from 9.30 – 4.30. Come and say hello – we’d love to see you.