Suzuki says Oz’s stance on climate a crime: Dr David Suzuki has lashed out at the Australian government, describing it as an international outlaw for refusing to sign the Kyoto Protocol. He was also typically forthright about nuclear energy and farming in marginal areas, and neither politicians, the business community nor the media were spared his wrath. News.com.au

Save money and save the world: The Triodos ethical bank has launched the world’s first savings account where all deposits will be used to fight climate change by financing renewable energy sources. The interest rate is low, but that’s the trade-off between morals and self-interest. Thisismoney.co.uk

First climate change deaths for the UK: Cases of Legionnaires’ disease are on the rise in the UK, an increase experts say is most likely attributable to the extreme summer weather. There were 128 cases recorded in August, double the number for last year, and the highest since records began. The Independent

Greens call for senate inquiry: The Australian Greens are calling for a Senate inquiry into the implications of climate change for the agricultural sector. They also want the inquiry to examine what can be done to ensure the survival of those rural communities that will be hardest hit. ABC NewsOnline

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