Daily Links Jan 31

Insolvency isn’t the only predatory practice of some in the business community against the community. Mr Harbourside Mansion had assets in the Cayman Islands, SABMiller sells almost $9 billion of beer in 4 years yet pays no tax, Franchisees have a business model the requires the underpayment of staff, phoenix companies still abound – where’s the Royal Commission into the regulations regime of Australian business?https://tasmaniantimes.com/2019/01/insolvency-a-predatory-practice-gunns-plantations-liquidation/

Daily Links Jan 30

It is indeed time to take out environment ministers who fail on climate change. For a Liberal, Nollie Yates make a good environmentalist.https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jan/30/its-time-to-take-out-environment-ministers-who-fail-on-climate-says-oliver-yates

Daily Links Jan 29

That the next financial crisis could be caused by climate change won’t please those who put the economy before their society or their environment. Gaia Gekko before Gordon Gekko?https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/59xpxa/the-next-financial-crisis-could-be-caused-by-climate-change

Daily Links Jan 28

There’s been no talk of climate denial in the insurance industry or the ski industry (ask Zali Steggall) for a decade or three, they know all too well what is happening to their profitability. Doctors have been up to speed for decades too and their prescription for beating the heat involves causes, not just symptoms.https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/a-doctor-s-prescription-for-beating-the-heat-20190127-p50twx.html

Daily Links Jan 27

Fault lines are no barrier to safe storage of carbon dioxide, study shows. The Carbon Capture and Storage cabal don’t give up. First they have to capture it (only efficient in some industry, not in electricity generation), then they have to transport it, then they have to store it. There are no commercially viable examples despite many years and millions of dollars trying to show that this red herring is not a stinking fish. How about not producing it in the first place?https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/uoe-fla012419.php

Daily Links Jan 26

I wish you all a solemn Invasion Day, Listers. Keep educating, in this case, for the first of the three ‘Rs’, Reconciliation, Republic and Refugees.

Daily Links Jan 25

You have to ask on which planet does ‘power baron’ Trevor St Baker, and it seems his shill Energy Minister Angus Taylor, live? New coal plants? It is not as though the consequences of runaway carbon emissions are unknown to us, bunkered down as we are awaiting a 45ish degree day.

Daily Links Jan 23

. .. the expense of constructing safe new nuclear fission plants has become prohibitive’. So, nuclear proponents, give it up. Start the argument for fusion, knowing that it’s still in the future and the transition means renewables.https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/green-power-fusion-1.4981885