In class we have continued to read about and discuss issues including the Pope’s plea for action on climate change; the long term trend in global warming, despite speeding up and down between decades; and the recently released Lowy report indicating increased concern of Australians with global warming and greater willingness to bear significant costs of tackling climate change.
It was heartening to read of the upcoming climate round table of industry bodies (including the Australian Industry Group and the Business Council of Australia), energy suppliers, climate activists and the welfare lobby. There appears to be a shared concern ‘to set the path for policies that reduce financial risk, encourage investment in low and zero carbon technologies, and help to avoid an increase in global temperature of greater than 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels’ (Mark Kenny and Lisa Cox, The Age, 29 June 2015).
The highlight of the month was the class excursion to the recycling facilities in our region. Those who attended this Council sponsored activity found it most informative and returned highly recommending it to others.
Photos: Frank at Recycling Facility Excursion; Recycling Technology. (Photos:John Lloyd)