Daily Links Nov 20

The Launceston Examiner article Climate Change starts at home looks at the role of progressive local government in the climate response. With local government, the feedback loop from community to elected leader is very fast and a responsive local government with a direct effect on its community can be very handy. So who are your ward councillors and when did you last talk with them?

Daily Links Nov 18

Top Post 3 things we learned at this week’s U.N. climate change meeting Joshua Busby It’s not clear who can fill the gap created by Trump’s decision to withdraw from …

Daily Links Nov 16

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has made $6 billion in loans to coal oil and gas in the last 20 months. My bank, Bank Australia, is investing in renewable community energy. I’m learning to cope with smugness.

Daily Links Nov 15

Artificially cooling the planet is indeed a risky strategy and it is right for researchers to call on policy makers to regulate unilateral large scale geoengineering attempts. One here for the engineers – what are you thinking?

Daily Links Nov 11

Top Post Nuclear accident in Russia or Kazakhstan sends radioactive cloud over Europe French institute says pollution suggests release of nuclear material south of the Ural mountains in September. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/10/nuclear-accident-in-russia-or-kazakhstan-sends-radioactive-cloud-over-europe …

Daily Links Nov 12

Top Post Why is Daniel Andrews trashing Labor’s legacy of national park creation? Sarah Rees and Matt Ruchel http://www.canberratimes.com.au/comment/why-is-daniel-andrews-trashing-labors-legacy-of-national-park-creation-20171109-gzi70j.html Today’s Celebration Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Birthday  Taiwan National Memorial Day    Liberia Santa Cruz …

Daily Links Nov 13

Big projects like Adani won’t transform regional Queensland but if they go ahead, they will transform regional NSW as they suck mining jobs from the Hunter. The services sector built around Qld’s unique competitive advantage is where the future lies. Nowhere else has the Great Barrier Reef but everywhere else has people who want to see it.

Daily Links Nov 10

Australia – global climate laggard. Doesn’t sound too good, does it? Our outrageous treatment of refugees, our indefensible deferral of an indigenous ‘treaty’, our silly response to marriage equality, our farcical NBN etc are all national disgraces. Our paltry climate response is our global disgrace.