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1 Million Women Come to Canberra

By letsdoitcanberra 30 April 2010 20

The “1 Million Women” campaign to inspire Australian women to take action on climate change is heading to Canberra.

The campaign aims to inspire 1 million women in Australia to collectively cut 1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide by making simple and practical changes to their daily lives.

Many of us don’t realise that 70 percent of consumer choices are made by women and about 80 percent of decisions in the household that contribute to carbon dioxide emissions also are made by women.

1 Million Women is committed to harnessing the collective power of women to lead a positive change in the community.

The 1 Million Women launch on Thursday May 6 will be a celebratory event, encouraging women from all walks of life to sign up and take action to make a difference.

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Thumper 10:55 pm 03 May 10

I just cooler… seriously cooler… 🙂

dare2dream 7:04 pm 03 May 10

I can vouch for climate change being real. I’m getting hotter and hotter by the day.

dixiebelle 6:47 pm 03 May 10

Why has no one mentioned mung bean tea and tree hugging yet?? LOL

Anyone coming to the campaign launch who will be in town with their kids, are most welcome to come along to a Playdates for the Planet get together at Glebe Park beforehand. Meet near the kids play equipment about 11am (look for the PftP flag), for a play and BYO picnic. About 12:45pm, we’ll walk over to Civic Square.

http://playdatesfortheplanetcanberra.blogspot.com/2010/04/thursday-6th-may-from-about-11am-1245pm.html

Skyring 4:12 am 03 May 10

Climate change is a reality. As ever. We should find ways to deal with it.

Demanding that other people change their lifestyles by cutting out the fun and convenient parts is not a strategy for success, however. Nor is imagining that Australia can make much difference. Our carbon dioxide emissions for a year are about equal to China’s weekly INCREASE in emissions. And who are we to say that billions of Chinese and Indians should not aspire to the standards of more developed countries?

CO2 increases are not necessarily bad. Plants do better with more CO2, for example, and that means more food, more revegetation and so on.

Bottom line, really, is that CO2 hangs around for generations. Even if everybody on the planet stopped producing CO2, it would be a bloody long time before the planet returned to “normal”.

I prefer more practical solutions. Turns out that mimicking the supervolcanic explosions of the past – ones that had immediate and dramatic global cooling effects – is a cheap and effective way of keeping the planet cool. All we need do is increase the amount of sulphur dioxide in the upper atmosphere by a tiny percentage, and that’s a lot easier than trying to make billions of other people limit their lifestyles.

If Bangladesh and other low-lying nations are worried about sealevel rises – and they are – then funding a sulphur dioxide injection scheme or similar is something they’ll do, regardless of whether other nations want them to. After all, when it’s tens of millions of your citizens at risk, you are going to take action, or they will vote you out of office as the tide climbs over the doormat.

We can solve climate problems easily. The hard part is agreeing on what to do as a global community.

Just quietly, but I’m not inclined to put much faith in non-scientists who prefer to address scientific problems through media stunts aimed at getting others to do what they will not.

cleo 9:54 pm 30 Apr 10

I promise not to use hairspray lol

astrojax 8:41 pm 30 Apr 10

sepi said :

Kinda seems like they are just suggesting the bleeding obvious tho…recycle, reuse etc etc. Or is there more to it?

sign up, sepi, and see… then report back.

sepi 5:26 pm 30 Apr 10

Kinda seems like they are just suggesting the bleeding obvious tho…recycle, reuse etc etc. Or is there more to it?

sepi 2:06 pm 30 Apr 10

speaking to an actual woman (not a laydee) might do you some good too….

Meow 1:38 pm 30 Apr 10

A cool campaign – even if just for the online ecological footprint calculator – WARNING – even if you think you’re a greenie, you’ll have major feelings of guilt once you calculate your emissions.

AshThom 12:59 pm 30 Apr 10

It sounds like a really great event. It’s great that Canberra is having the type of events that you see happening regularly in Sydney or Melbourne. What’s wrong with a group of people getting together to try to make a change to something like really needs more awareness? Who doesn’t like meeting like-minded people who share a passion for something so worthy?

Me and my crew of merry women will certainly be attending! Plus not only is it a good cause but it sure beats sitting around the Canberra Centre food court…

Deadmandrinking 12:41 pm 30 Apr 10

A Noisy Noise Annoys An Oyster said :

Oh god, hasn’t anybody told these ladies that “climate change” is so last year. It’s been exposed as a fraud well and truly and thankfully the federal govt is winding back money being wasted on climate change initiatives and throwing out expensive and useless things like the ETS. You can’t keep pushing a bodgy concept onto the public forever – it’s like The Emperor’s New Clothes. They believe it for a while but sooner or later brave people put forward the facts – in this case statistics showing no change in temperature over the past 20 years – and the public quickly wises up and realises they’ve been conned. The ladies would be well advised not to bother coming here. Stay home and cook your partner’s dinner and forget about this silly nonsense.

‘Exposed as a fraud’ by who? A statistician ? Don’t make me laugh. The real scientific community still acknowledges the threat of climate change. The burden of proof still rests on the minority who claim it’s a fraud.

Jim Jones 12:32 pm 30 Apr 10

A Noisy Noise Annoys An Oyster said :

Oh god, hasn’t anybody told these ladies that “climate change” is so last year. It’s been exposed as a fraud well and truly and thankfully the federal govt is winding back money being wasted on climate change initiatives and throwing out expensive and useless things like the ETS. You can’t keep pushing a bodgy concept onto the public forever – it’s like The Emperor’s New Clothes. They believe it for a while but sooner or later brave people put forward the facts – in this case statistics showing no change in temperature over the past 20 years – and the public quickly wises up and realises they’ve been conned. The ladies would be well advised not to bother coming here. Stay home and cook your partner’s dinner and forget about this silly nonsense.

Um … you might want to talk to an actual … you know … scientist.

sepi 12:08 pm 30 Apr 10

Most men seem to really hate women…it is unclear why.
thank you for confirming my suspicions.

Bosworth 11:47 am 30 Apr 10

women are to blame for global warming.

Thankyou for this informationm confirming my suspicions.

the rupert 10:33 am 30 Apr 10

Comment #1 – missing the point
Comment #2 – c$ck and balls
Comment #3 – battler

PBO 10:27 am 30 Apr 10

I had to read that twice to make sure that One million women were not decending on Canberra. The thought of them all “Synching up” is scary and i would not want to be here if it happens.

Mathman 10:26 am 30 Apr 10

“Many of us don’t realise that 70 percent of consumer choices are made by women and about 80 percent of decisions in the household that contribute to carbon dioxide emissions also are made by women.”

Trust me, as the male of the house I’m fully aware of this. Reminded of it every day even.

sloppery 10:11 am 30 Apr 10

1 Million women? Get 4 together in a cafe and they make enough hot air…

A Noisy Noise Annoys An Oyster 9:52 am 30 Apr 10

Oh god, hasn’t anybody told these ladies that “climate change” is so last year. It’s been exposed as a fraud well and truly and thankfully the federal govt is winding back money being wasted on climate change initiatives and throwing out expensive and useless things like the ETS. You can’t keep pushing a bodgy concept onto the public forever – it’s like The Emperor’s New Clothes. They believe it for a while but sooner or later brave people put forward the facts – in this case statistics showing no change in temperature over the past 20 years – and the public quickly wises up and realises they’ve been conned. The ladies would be well advised not to bother coming here. Stay home and cook your partner’s dinner and forget about this silly nonsense.

neanderthalsis 9:46 am 30 Apr 10

So women are to blame for global warming now? That must be a relief to to the big resource companies.

I am rather glad that there is not actually one million women descending on Canberra as the title suggests.

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