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-'''Climate Code Red: The Case for Emergency Action''' is a 2008 book which presents scientific evidence that the global warming crisis is worse than official reports and national governments have so far indicated. The book argues that we are facing a "sustainability emergency" that requires a clear break from business-as-usual politics. The authors explain that emergency action to address climate change is not so much a radical idea as an indispensable course we must embark upon. Climate Code Red draws heavily on the work of climate scientist Dr. James Hansen.]+[[Image:Climate Code Red book launch DSC 6776.jpg|thumb|300px|David Spratt, [[Wikipedia:David de Kretser|Governor David de Kretser]] and [[Philip Sutton]]]]
 +[[Image:Climate Code Red book launch DSC 6787.jpg|thumb|300px|David de Kretser, [[Philip Sutton]] and Adrian Whitehead]]
 +[[Image:Climate Code Red book cover.jpg|thumb|right|200px|[http://climatecodered.net/ Climate Code Red] book cover]]
 +[[Image:Climate Emergency Network.gif|thumb|right|300px|[[Climate Emergency Network]]]]
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 +'''Climate Code Red: The Case for Emergency Action''' is a 2008 book which presents scientific evidence that the [[climate change]] and global warming crisis is worse than official reports and national governments have so far indicated. The book argues that we are facing a "sustainability emergency" that requires a clear break from business-as-usual politics. The authors explain that emergency action to address climate change is not so much a radical idea as an indispensable course we must embark upon. Climate Code Red draws heavily on the work of climate scientist Dr. James Hansen.
These are the key themes of Climate Code Red: These are the key themes of Climate Code Red:
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* "For a safe climate future, we must take action now to stop emissions and to cool the earth." * "For a safe climate future, we must take action now to stop emissions and to cool the earth."
* "Plan a large-scale transition to a post-carbon economy and society." * "Plan a large-scale transition to a post-carbon economy and society."
-* "Recognise a climate and sustainability emergency, because we need to move at a pace far beyond business and politics as usual".[3]+* "Recognise a climate and sustainability emergency, because we need to move at a pace far beyond business and politics as usual".
-Author David Spratt is a Melbourne businessman, climate-policy analyst, and co-founder of the Carbon Equity network. Co-author Philip Sutton is convener of the Greenleap Strategic Institute and president of the Sustainable Living Foundation.+Author [[David Spratt]] is a Melbourne businessman, climate-policy analyst, and co-founder of the Carbon Equity network. Co-author [[Philip Sutton]] is convener of the Greenleap Strategic Institute and president of the Sustainable Living Foundation.
==Book launch== ==Book launch==
-The Governor of Victoria, Professor David de Kretser, A.C. launched Climate Code Red in Parliament House in Melbourne, Victoria, on July 17, 2008.+The Governor of Victoria, [[Wikipedia:David de Kretser|Professor David de Kretser, A.C.]] launched Climate Code Red in Parliament House in Melbourne, Victoria, on July 17, 2008.
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 +At the launch, Professor David de Kretser said "There is no doubt in my mind that this is the greatest problem confronting mankind at this time and that it
 +has reached the level of a state of emergency."
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 +===Photos===
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 +<Gallery>
 +Image:Climate Code Red book launch DSC 6754.jpg|[[Wikipedia:David de Kretser|Governor David de Kretser]]
 +Image:Climate Code Red book launch DSC 6761.jpg|[[Philip Sutton]]
 +Image:Climate Code Red book launch DSC 6767.jpg|David Spratt
 +Image:Climate Code Red book launch DSC 6770.jpg|David Spratt, David de Kretser and [[Philip Sutton]]
 +</Gallery>
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 +=== Videos ===
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 +<youtube>UUZzpHWmcMc</youtube>
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 +'''[[Wikipedia:David de Kretser|Governor David de Kretzer]]'''
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 +<youtube>RaGnSaYHfMc</youtube>
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 +'''Phillip Sutton'''
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 +<youtube>E-CPthalYkY</youtube>
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 +'''David Spratt'''
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 +==See also==
 +* [[Climate emergency rally Melbourne July 5 2008]]
 +* [[Climate change]]
 +* [[Effects of climate change]]
 +* [[Climate Emergency Network]]
==External links== ==External links==
* [http://picasaweb.google.com/peterc.150/20080717ClimateCodeRedBookLaunch Photos of Climate Code Red book launch] * [http://picasaweb.google.com/peterc.150/20080717ClimateCodeRedBookLaunch Photos of Climate Code Red book launch]
 +* [http://climatecodered.net/ Climate Code Red]
 +* [http://www.theage.com.au/environment/code-red-climate-skating-on-thin-ice-authors-say-20080717-3gxq.html Code red: Climate skating on thin ice, authors say], The Age, July 18, 2008
* [[Wikipedia:Climate Code Red]] * [[Wikipedia:Climate Code Red]]
* [[Wikipedia:Mitigation of global warming in Australia]] * [[Wikipedia:Mitigation of global warming in Australia]]
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[[Category:Community action]] [[Category:Community action]]
[[Category:Victoria]] [[Category:Victoria]]
 +[[Category:Climate Emergency Network]]

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David de Kretser, Philip Sutton and Adrian Whitehead
David de Kretser, Philip Sutton and Adrian Whitehead
Climate Code Red book cover
Climate Code Red book cover


Climate Code Red: The Case for Emergency Action is a 2008 book which presents scientific evidence that the climate change and global warming crisis is worse than official reports and national governments have so far indicated. The book argues that we are facing a "sustainability emergency" that requires a clear break from business-as-usual politics. The authors explain that emergency action to address climate change is not so much a radical idea as an indispensable course we must embark upon. Climate Code Red draws heavily on the work of climate scientist Dr. James Hansen.

These are the key themes of Climate Code Red:

  • "Our goal is a safe-climate future – we have no right to bargain away species or human lives."
  • "We are facing rapid warming impacts: the danger is immediate, not just in the future."
  • "For a safe climate future, we must take action now to stop emissions and to cool the earth."
  • "Plan a large-scale transition to a post-carbon economy and society."
  • "Recognise a climate and sustainability emergency, because we need to move at a pace far beyond business and politics as usual".

Author David Spratt is a Melbourne businessman, climate-policy analyst, and co-founder of the Carbon Equity network. Co-author Philip Sutton is convener of the Greenleap Strategic Institute and president of the Sustainable Living Foundation.

Contents

[edit] Book launch

The Governor of Victoria, Professor David de Kretser, A.C. launched Climate Code Red in Parliament House in Melbourne, Victoria, on July 17, 2008.

At the launch, Professor David de Kretser said "There is no doubt in my mind that this is the greatest problem confronting mankind at this time and that it has reached the level of a state of emergency."

[edit] Photos

[edit] Videos

Governor David de Kretzer

Phillip Sutton

David Spratt

[edit] See also

[edit] External links

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