Sep 24, 2008

Ep 22. Climate Emergency and more

Download this week's podcast:
Ep 22. Climate emergency, Garnuat and NGO dialogue and Gunnedah Coal Conference.

Aired on 2ser 25th Sept 2008
- This week's guest is Tessa Dowdell, Sydney climateer (or climate activist) talks about the climate emergency week of action, the importance of taking action over the next few months and a new COAL-TURE jamming project. If you have any ideas for COAL-TURE jams please send them through to the3rddegree [at]

-Nick Hollins follows his story from two weeks ago regarding Garnuat's interim targets. After much criticism from environmental NGOs, Garnuat has responded. Damien Lawson, climate justice coordinator from Friends of the Earth Australia gives us the low down.

-Another story we caught up with this week was that of the Gunnedah basin and the opposition to the expansion of coal mining in the region. This week saw protesters gather outside the Gunnedah coal conference. The third degree's Robin King spoke with the Greens MP Lee Rhiannon at the conference.

Presenters: James Hitchcock and Libby King

Climate Emergency Rally
Protest outside offices of Xstrata Coal!1 Macquarie Place Sydney CBD (off Loftus St, near Circular Quay) 5pm Thursday October 2nd It's a climate emergency! Melting of the Arctic sea ice may be complete by the northern summer of 2010. We must urgently decarbonise our economy to radically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and existing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Xtrata, NSW’s biggest coal exporter, is about to start work on the Mangoola mine in the Hunter Valley. The call for renewables is more urgent than ever!

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