Daily Links Jan 22

And again, perhaps curiously, we turn to Domain for some politics, this time at a local level. More and more, people are realising their agency in decision-making and not leaving it to the ‘powers that be’. When it comes to power, it’s in our hands – so be prepared to use it.https://www.domain.com.au/news/the-rise-of-resident-action-groups-across-melbourne/?utm_campaign=strap-masthead&utm_source=the-age&utm_medium=link&utm_content=pos2&ref=pos1

Daily Links Jan 21

The chlorofluorocarbons that were depleting ozone could be substituted by chemicals the same companies could make so profits were still there. Very few of the carbon-intensive industries are populated by companies active in solar and wind. There’s an incentive to continue current practice and stymie alternatives, so they do!https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/20/how-to-stop-the-climate-crisis-six-lessons-from-the-campaign-that-saved-the-ozone

Daily Links Dec 20

‘It’s like hell here’ started me on this train of thought. With summer temperatures now posing an existential threat to great swathes of our nation, why isn’t the government engaged seriously in a climate response? What is the reason? Is it that in the Pentecostal tradition observed by P M Happy Clapper, Assistant Treasurer Roberts and others, the Rapture is preceded by the Tribulations, where 75% of life is wiped out? ‘Hell here’ will do just that. According to them, the End Times are approaching and blissfulness is just around the corner. So – now for that full immersion baptism.

Daily Links Jan 18

Australian coal is killing the Pacific, P M Happy Clapper is told by Fiji. Where will we put the climate refugees when island states go under? Nauru won’t be available and they won’t all get au pair jobs.

Daily Links Jan 17

The world’s fifteen hottest sites were all Australian – not a record we want to have, so Jennifer Westacott and the BCA, what are you on about with technology neutral energy generation? There’s nothing neutral about climate change.https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/environment/weather/the-world-s-15-hottest-sites-were-all-in-australia-amid-significant-heatwave-20190116-p50rmr.html

Daily Links Jan 16

When all else is gloom, go birdwatching. I know I did and the Tufted duck is a little beauty, even if it is a little bewildered to be where it is.https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/15/australias-first-tufted-duck-sighting-creates-a-mega-twitch-at-sewage-pond#img-1

Daily Links Jan 15

If you are looking for a sensible commentator on energy policy in general and renewable energy in particular, look no further than UTS researcher Nicky Ison. She has strategy and detail nailed.https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jan/14/australia-could-hit-100-renewables-much-sooner-than-most-people-think

Daily Links Jan 13

Hey everyone, it’s Skeptics Day though I do think that we need Skeptics Year or perhaps everyone having a Skeptics’s Lifetime. Cow horn manure, pyramid energy and psychic healing are all too common while healthy skepticism is becoming all too rare.

Daily Links Jan 11

The hard-bitten laconic farmer triumphing over all that nature throws at him (but hardly her) might be the myth, but ‘Cultivating a nation’ sets how we’ve been slipped a mickey, been sold a pup and been taken for a ride.