Climate Change

It is now widely accepted that human-induced climate change is occurring. Human activity, primarily the burning of fossil fuels, has increased the levels of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and this is causing global average temperatures to increase, and resulting in altered weather patterns.

Temperatures are increasing, rainfall patterns are changing, ocean temperatures are increasing, sea ice is melting and sea levels are rising. More detailed information on climate science can be found in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change link below.

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What can you do?

  • Write to your local state and federal MP asking them to reduce carbon emissions
  • Reduce your carbon footprint by:
    • choosing sustainable transport such as cycling or buses instead of driving
    • buying local foods
    • using less electricity
    • supporting renewable energy technologies, and;
    • reducing the amount of recyclable and non-recyclable waste that you generate.
  • Join the Cairns Climate Action Network, by emailing This group organises regular meetings and events to raise awareness of and encourage action on the issue of climate change.

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Reinventing Progress conference 2012

Posted on May 10th, 2012 - By Cafnec Admin - 0 Comments

The Reinventing Progress conference was held in Cairns on April 17th 2012. This event was presented by the Cairns and Far North Environment Centre…

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100% Renewable energy: more than just a big idea

Posted on Jun 19th, 2012 - By Cafnec Admin - 0 Comments

This free public forum was held in Cairns in May 2011. It featured a presentation by Mark Ogge and Patrick Hearps, authors of the Zero Carbon…

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Big Solar campaign launch 2012

Posted on Jun 20th, 2012 - By Cafnec Admin - 0 Comments

The Cairns Climate Action Network and the Cairns and Far North Environment Centre launched the Big Solar campaign early in 2012.  This Cairns launch…

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Big solar launch, Cairns 1

The Big Solar message travels to Canberra

Posted on Jun 22nd, 2012 - By Cafnec Admin - 0 Comments

Did you know that Concentrated Solar Thermal plants can store the heat captured during the day and continue to operate at night, thus generating…

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South Australia’s big win with wind

Posted on Jun 22nd, 2012 - By Cafnec Admin - 0 Comments

Wind Power in South Australia has been a howling success; it now provides more electricity in the state than coal and in just a decade the wind…

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