climate change

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UNSW will once again participate in the Earth Hour energy initiative on Saturday 29 March.

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A leading UNSW academic has cautioned the NSW Government against leasing existing coal-fired power stations, warning they seriously jeopardise the fight against climate change.

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Climate change offers Australia a unique opportunity in nation building and infrastructure investment, according to a UNSW researcher.

Climate change offers Australia a unique opportunity to build the nation, according to a University of New South Wales (UNSW) researcher.

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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change chairman Dr Rajendra Pachauri has told a UNSW audience that nations like Australia need to "act resolutely on the basis of the scientific evidence" that global warming is due to greenhouse gas emissions from human activity.

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UNSW Professor Matthew England has received one of the most coveted Australian science awards - The Royal Society of Victoria Research Medal.

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Leading climatologist Professor Stefan Rahmstorf revealed today at a UNSW public lecture that sea-level rises caused by global warming could be higher than those published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change earlier this year.

Low income earners and other disadvantaged people will be hit hardest by climate change, with any carbon tax taking a disproportionately large amount out of their budgets, according to research to be presented this week at the Australian Social Policy Conference at UNSW.

How is the changing environment impacting on human rights? Leading academics and politicians will debate the issue next week at the Australian Human Rights Centre's (AHRC) symposium, Securing the Environment: the challenge of protecting human rights in a changing environment.

Sydneysiders are not acting to conserve energy use in their homes, according to a report by the UNSW City Futures Research Centre.