Paul Wilkes has compiled this excellent summary of the very hot prospects for renewable energy and the unhappy prospects for failing to take up these opportunities: CASE – signposts on the road to Paris and beyond v3
and some more fun with John Oliver – visual demonstration that 97% of scientists agree that climate change is occurring
Websites with more extensive information:
Sustainable Development Solutions Network – an online course
and a really interesting book on the psychology of our resistance and the need for extensive reconceptualisation of the issues: What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming: Toward a New Psychology of Climate Action by Per Espen Stoknes
The government’s Issues Paper accepts that global warming has happened and is costly for Australia but makes a special case that Australia should not move into renewable energy at the same pace as other nations.
This is the submission made in response by CASE: COP21submissionreissuespaper pointing to the evidence on lost economic opportunities if we lag behind our major trading partners in adopting renewable technologies.