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New Coastal Climate Risk Tool Highlights Lack of Action from Liberals on Climate

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Climate Change spokesperson

A new coastal climate risk website reveals that large parts of Tasmania’s coastline and estuarine environments will be inundated by sea water by 2100 unless action is taken at the local, state, national and global level to reduce greenhouse emissions and prevent runaway climate change.

Budget Lacking in Courage and Vision, Puts Environment Last

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Treasury spokesperson

Built on the mirage of a very short term surplus, the Liberals' third State Budget lacks both courage and vision.  

It pays only tokenistic attention to investing in preventative health programs to keep people out of hospitals and does too little to repair the damage to public health caused by the first Abbott and Hodgman budgets.

Sacking of Dr John Church Heralds New Era of Darkness for Climate Science

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Climate Change spokesperson

In a move that defines the Liberals antagonism towards science and climate research, one of the world's leading climate scientists has been sacked from his job at CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research division in Hobart.

Dr John Church is a global expert in sea level rise, an esteemed and eminent member of the global scientific community. His sacking is a devastating blow to climate science and to Australia's once strong reputation as a climate science leader. 

Government Should Account for Forest Carbon

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Forests spokesperson

We welcome updated carbon accounting on the potential climate and monetary value of Tasmania’s forests, in a report produced by TreeMod and released today by The Wilderness Society.

It's clear there is enormous value in protecting the carbon in our high conservation value and mature forests, but there is also a market for this carbon and a potential income stream for the State.  What is required now is leadership. 


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