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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.

Climate Change the Focus on Lateline

by Gary 2/24/2009 8:51:00 AM

 Last night's Lateline program on ABC TV featured a number of fascinating stories on climate change. 

The first story highlighted the latest science of climate change that shows that the effects of increasing levels of greenhouse gases are exceeding even the worst case scenarios presented by the IPCC, including the alarming melting of the Greenland ice sheet.

Andrew Robb, the Coalition spokesperson on Emissions Trading joined the program and explained the Coalition's position on an ETS. The Coalition believes that it can set a target above the government's 5% target for emissions reductions by 2020, but is unwilling to specify exactly what their target is.

Bob Brown from the Greens then explained the Greens' postion on an ETS, saying that they believed that a target of 40% was required to avoid cataclysmic climate change given the alarming news presented by the scientists.


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