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Comments on: Australia more vulnerable but prepared, says UN climate chief http://www.climateshifts.org/?p=6701 Science, climate change, coral reefs and the environment Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:57:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.25 By: Chris McGrath http://www.climateshifts.org/?p=6701#comment-1582 Mon, 23 May 2011 05:25:19 +0000 http://www.climateshifts.org/?p=6701#comment-1582 A useful update on climate science was released today by the Climate Commission, authored by Dr Will Stefen.

The Commission’s website is: http://climatecommission.govspace.gov.au/

The report is available at http://climatecommission.govspace.gov.au/files/2011/05/4108-CC-Science-Update-PRINT-CHANGES.pdf.

There are many news reports about it. Including:

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/sealevel-rise-to-hit-sydney-worst-warns-climate-report-20110522-1ez0x.html
http://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/sealevel-fright-as-climate-report-goes-public-20110523-1ezd8.html
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/make-carbon-tax-hurt-julia-gillard-advised/story-fn59niix-1226060716218

The report is very up-to-date and filled with graphics and key pieces of information for informing the current policy debate.

I particularly liked Chapter 3, which was the clearest explanation I’ve seen of the ‘budget approach’ to setting policy targets.

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