Posts Tagged ‘global warming’
Posted in Events by EcoCentre on October 18th, 2013
|21 October , 2013|
|7:00 pm||to||9:00 pm|
Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic documenting the world’s changing glaciers and gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet.
Central to this film is the belief that we cannot divorce civilisation from nature. This vision is rendered in James Balog’s extraordinary photographs of ice and his compilation of video footage of glaciers melting at an unnatural rate. The film argues that global warming promises to turn sublime beauty on its head.
“This portrait of a man on a mission moves us, not by showing us what we’ve already lost, but what’s still at stake.”
Date: Monday 21 October, 7pm sharp start.
Venue: Port Phillip Ecocentre, Cnr Blessington & Herbert Streets, St Kilda(in the St Kilda Botanical Gardens)
Cost: $2 recommended minimum donation on the door.
Enquiries: Paula or Yas – 9534 0670
Posted in Events by EcoCentre on July 8th, 2013
|15 July , 2013|
|7:00 pm||to||10:00 pm|
The film Climate of Change is showing at Port Phillip EcoCentre on Monday 15 July, 7pm.
Narrated by Tilda Swinton, this optimistic film introduces regular people from around the world who are taking action in the fight against global warming. Poetry that details the beauty of earth’s soil, forests, water and bounty is interwoven with scenes of committed people who want to make a difference, from India, to Papua New Guinea, to Norway.
Venue: Port Phillip EcoCentre
(within the St Kilda Botanical Gardens)
Cnr Blessington & Herbert Streets
Enquiries: 9534 0670
>>>Tickets are $2 on the door, and you can book online.
Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on August 11th, 2008
GLOBAL WARMING – An economic perspective
12 seminars with Dr Jim Crosthwaite
Date: 2 September to 18 November, Tuesdays
Time 6.30 to 8.30
Location: Trades Hall
For details about the course and the MSCP evening series, go to: www.mscp.org.au/es08.html
Global Warming: An Economic Perspective seeks to answer two questions – how can the phenomena of human-made climate change be understood from an economic perspective and what sorts of changes in economic mindset, policy and individual practice need to be brought about to help galvanise urgent action? The course is aimed at anyone who accepts the proposition that there is no economy without a living environment, but who nonetheless feels disoriented by the welter of political proposals on offer within mainstream and non-mainstream debate.
VALUES UNDERPINNING THE COURSE
Climate change is happening at a very fast rate. Melting of ice sheets and retreat of glaciers suggests that irreversible thresholds are being rapidly approached. The problem must be addressed quickly and deeply. This can only happen if governments around the world show strong leadership, avoid capture by vested interests, and address the major equity issues that will arise.
Economics like other disciplines can offer much in terms of understanding how the climate change problem arose, how it will affect future growth and development, how it can be stabilised, how to choose between technical options for mitigation and adaptation, and how international collective action can be achieved. Controversy rages amongst economists on these issues, not least because mainstream neo-classical economics has a different world view, as well as theories and methods to other economic schools such as ecological economics and political economy.
Posted in Movements by Ferne Edwards on May 1st, 2007
Like Rachel Carsons â€œSilent Springâ€, Al Gores movie â€œan inconvenient truthâ€ was a watershed in the environmental movement, it focused world attention on the problems of global warming and climate change. The precursor to this movie was the Al Gore Slideshow. A simple, but poignant, slideshow which clearly demonstrated the current impact and possible future impact of climate change, while dispelling the myths of global warming denial.
Sustainability Street is proud to present the â€œAl Gore Slideshowâ€ which will be delivered by Al Gore trained presenter Gilbert Rochecouste.
7pm â€“ 9pm Wednesday 30th May 2007
Preston Town Hall
Cnr Gower and High St Preston
Melways Ref Map 18 G-12