Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Environmentality 2 April 2014

It looks like our esteemed co-presenter Sir John Merory is on the ball, or bike as it is.  Yesterday on Environmentality we kicked off with his bike vs car vs public transport experiment from Heidelberg Heights to the Journal Cafe in Flinders Lane.  Among John's crew were a couple of councillors one of which is a Mayor and an author of some note, you might like to look at his book .  No chocolate frogs for guessing who the winner was.  The cyclist got to his destination in 32 minutes with Mayor Langdon parking up 75minutes later!

As I open The Age today, front and centre, it wasn't John and his cohorts, but another group of like minded people, however the point is that the push to ditch the car and get on your bike is gaining momentum.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released its 5th Assessment Report - Climate Change 2014 - Impacts, Adaption and Vulnerability.  

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is the international body for assessing the science related to climate change.  It was set up in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Program to provide policymakers with regular assessments of the scientific basis of climate change, its impacts and future risks, and options for adaptation and mitigation.

The IPCC is not telling us what we don't already know, especially those in Australia.  Less rain when we normally get it, too much rain when we don't need it, hot and unpredictable summers, major stress on food security and production and the list goes on.

It is not surprising that our Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, is not saying much, as a climate denier he has made some very interesting statements on climate change over the years.  You only need to 'google' to find plenty of very amusing quotes.

Make sure you listen to the show and join us next week with our guests Doctors for the Environment.

Music played today

Queen, Bicycle Race
ABBA, Dancing Queen
Otouto, Sushi

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