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Gary Warden was raised in the Perth Hills. After graduating from the University of Western Australia with a degree in Geology, Gary joined BHP Billiton where he spent 18 years working in a variety of roles in a number of locations around the world. Prior to leaving BHP Billiton in December 2006, Gary was Global Manager for the company's US$1Billion business improvement program.

While he was originally sceptical about the claims relating to climate change, he became convinced of the urgency of the issue in early 2006. He left BHP Billiton primarily to spend more time with his young family, but also to dedicate himself to creating a more sustainable life for himself and his family and to support others in making that change.

In September 2007 he was trained by Al Gore and has delivered the "Inconvenient Truth" lectures to thousands of west australians since then. In November 2007 Gary ran for the senate in the Federal Election representing the Climate Change Coalition.

In addition to his climate change lectures, he has facilitated Living Smart workshops across Perth. Between 2008 and 2009 he was on the Executive Committee of the Conservation Council of Western Australia including one year as Vice President.

Gary co-founded and is Executive Director of the very exciting Days of Change program, one of the largest sustainability programs in Australia and is now General Manager WA for Eco-Kinetics, one of the largest Solar PV companies in Australia and subsidiary of ASX-listed CBD Energy.

Artic Sea Ice in Trouble

by Gary 6/30/2008 9:39:00 PM

For those of you who have been to one of my climate change presentations, you will be familiar with the following story.

Ten years ago scientists were predicting that there would be no more ice in the north pole during the northern hemisphere summer by 2100.

Five years ago scientists came out and admitted that they had underestimated the rate of melting, mainly due to the positive feedback effects of increased heat absorpotion due to light-coloured ice converting to dark-coloured water. Their estimate at that stage was that the ice would be gone by 2070.

Last year, the scientists came out again, and said that they had underestimated the rate of melting yet again. This time they predicted that the ice would be gone by 2032.

During the summer of 2007, the loss of north polar sea ice extent was 25% greater than the previous record. The video below shows the loss of polar sea ice from 1979 to 2007.

Scientists are now saying that the ice may be all gone by the end of the next northern hemisphere summer. This has profound implications for the planet serves as yet another wake-up call to the planet about the reality of climate change. Read more in the report on thruthout.org http://www.truthout.org/article/no-ice-north-pole

 

 

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