Daily Links Oct 8

From: Maelor Himbury <maelor@melbpc.org.au>
Date: 8 October 2018 at 08:59:00 AEDT
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Subject: Daily Links Oct 8

Post of the Day

Earth’s climate monsters could be unleashed as temperatures rise

Graham Readfearn

As a UN panel prepares a report on 1.5C global warming, researchers warn of the risks of ignoring ‘feedback’ effects



Today’s Celebration

Battle of Angamos – Peru

Death of Henri Christophe – Haiti

Independence Day – Croatia

Navy Day – Peru

Columbus Day – United States

Native American Day – United States

Haemophilia Awareness Week and Red Cake Day – http://www.haemophilia.org.au/

Mental Health Week – http://www.mentalhealthvic.org.au/

Fire Prevention Week – http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/fire-prevention-week

World Octopus Day – https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-octopus-day/

More about Oct 8 – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/October_8


Climate Change

UN climate panel says we can still hit 1.5 degree global warming target

The IPCC is likely to say that even the most optimistic scenario for climate change isn’t great at all.



Earth’s climate monsters could be unleashed as temperatures rise

Graham Readfearn

As a UN panel prepares a report on 1.5C global warming, researchers warn of the risks of ignoring ‘feedback’ effects



Carbon capture key to climate [$]

Graham Lloyd

There was “almost zero chance” of limiting global warming to below 2C without carbon capture and storage.




Phase out coal to save reef, UN report to say

The Morrison government has denied a claim it sought to have reference to the coal phase-out removed from the final report.



Electric cars would save lives and cut costs, but Australians ‘risk being left behind’

Deaths from air pollution would be prevented and the Morrison government would meet its pledge to make electricity more reliable and affordable if more Australians drove electric cars, but a lack of political will is holding back the benefits.



Uranium rules ‘cost billions’ [$]

Outdated, 1970s-style uranium mining regulations are costing the economy billions, and thousands of news jobs, an analysis says.



PM’s D-Day on climate change [$]

Jennifer Oriel

The climate change wars will return this week; if the Coalition fails to seize control of the debate, Labor will take the lead.



The biggest climate change lies we keep hearing [$]

Tim Blair

We keep hearing that Australia is the worst carbon emitter per capita. But we’re not. We need to stop repeating this lie.



Don’t panic, the system works [$]

Lachlan Wilkinson

Public concern is no justification for tighter uranium mining regulation.




Greens bid to ease Melbourne train pain

The Victorian Greens are expected to reveal plans to get more trains on track ahead of state election in November.



Blaze starts at second transfer station in less than 24 hours

A fire has started at Anglesea Transfer Station, the morning after another fire at a transfer station in Wantirna South.



London calling: planning lessons for our $50-billion rail loop

Libraries, schools, aged care units or green spaces should be built above and around new train stations in Melbourne’s middle suburbs as part of the $50 billion suburban loop, consultants say.




New satellite data shows Lake George as you’ve never seen it before

It’s the disappearing lake that’s been a constant source of fascination for Canberra tourists and many of its locals.



Here’s what Canberra biosecurity stopped from coming into the country

Seafood, seeds, meat and even contaminated shoes.

These are just some of the items people tried to bring into the country that were seized at Canberra Airport.




Sugar giant MSF’s biomass plant ready to generate power

Australia’s newest baseload power station is ready to start generating electricity for the national grid in December, yet few Australians are even aware it exists. 



South Australia

License to reel in new tax smells a bit fishy

Matthew Abraham

What’s the big rush for more cash from a compulsory fishing tax that will particularly hurt young families and the disadvantaged


Western Australia

How sea levels reshaped Western Australia’s coastline over 125,000 years

Archaeologists combine detailed scientific mapping with green screen technology usually found in big-budget Hollywood films to recreate the history of Western Australia’s shifting coastline going back 125,000 years.



Bushfire threatening Aboriginal community in WA’s north downgraded

Homes and lives are no longer under threat in the state’s north after firefighters were able to contain a raging bushfire burning near a remote Aboriginal community on Sunday morning.




Three decades after nuclear disaster, Chernobyl goes solar

Ukraine unveiled a solar plant in Chernobyl on Friday, just across from where a power station, now encased in a giant sarcophagus, caused the world’s worst nuclear disaster three decades ago.



US nationwide class-action lawsuit targets DuPont, Chemours, 3M, and other makers of PFAS chemicals

Robert Bilott, who successfully sued DuPont over PFOA, has filed a lawsuit on behalf of everyone in the U.S. who has PFAS chemicals in their blood.



Diversity in environmental organizations is improving, with still a long way to go.

A dispatch from the 2018 Society of Environmental Journalists Convention in Flint, Michigan



Despite Trump, more signs coal power’s future actually looks terrible in the US

In August, President Donald Trump told a rally in West Virginia: “We are back. The coal industry is back.” And to be sure, Trump keeps trying to revive the dying U.S. industry by doing things like relaxing pollution rules for coal power plants, pushing initiatives to keep failing coal plants open



Messiah wanted

Peter Dykstra

The world desperately needs an environmental leader




Maelor Himbury

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