Daily Links Mar 18

The concept of a Gross National Happiness index, let alone an efficiency or sustainability economy rather than a growth economy is barely on the horizon. But the RBA sounds the alarm, wow!, this is a thing.https://www.theguardian.com/business/grogonomics/2019/mar/17/the-rba-has-sounded-the-climate-change-alarm-time-to-sit-up-and-take-notice

Daily Links Mar 17

Dwelling on the bleak can be a bit wearing, I find, so occasionally there’s a place for something completely different. The Canberra Times article ‘Beware of adulterers and delivery drones’ is something completely different and it nearly lives up to the promise of the title.https://www.canberratimes.com.au/national/act/beware-of-adulterers-and-delivery-drones-20190315-p514fw.html

Daily Links Mar 16

‘How climate change will affect your mortgage’ is not the most honest of headlines when you read the article for it points out that it is much more than your mortgage that will be affected. And it’s the Reserve Bank saying it. From the top end of town to kids marching in towns, the times they are a changin’.https://www.canberratimes.com.au/business/banking-and-finance/how-climate-change-will-affect-your-mortgage-20190315-p514hs.html

Daily Links Mar 14

Re the student strike ‘No other way …. ‘, it was not so long ago that the government was funding Civics and Citizenship Education. This is just the prac session. All power to their active learning!https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/environment/climate-change/no-other-way-student-climate-activist-greta-thunberg-s-strike-call-20190313-p513x9.html

Daily Links Mar 13

Nuclear energy proponents try to pull the wool over our eyes with ‘nuclear is a clean fuel’. Re carbon emissions, this might be the case but tens of thousands of years of land contaminated by nuclear waste isn’t what I understand by the word ‘clean’.https://independentaustralia.net/business/business-display/after-fukushima-nuclear-powers-deepening-crisis,12459

Daily Links Mar 12

Now it might seem that I bang on about this incessantly, but I reckon that an uncontrolled experiment on the only world we have is a big deal. That geoengineering has the ‘possibility’ of success in drawing down CO2 does not inspire me with confidence. Bite the bullet and decarbonise -now!https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/11/solar-geoengineering-climate-change-new-study

Daily Links Mar 11

With Michael McCormack’s claim that renewables will kill night sport, have we reached peak stupid or do the Gnats still have more to give?https://www.sbs.com.au/news/nats-leader-links-emissions-to-night-footy

Daily Links Mar 10

Day of Awesomeness indeed! Pay at the checkout – ‘thanks that’s awesome’, order a coffee – ‘wow, that’s awesome’, get up in the morning – ‘hey, that’s awesome’. Our language is debased with this misuse of what should be a rarely used word with a quite specific meaning, unless of course you live in a state of grand wonder. Now, back to wallowing in my old-man grumpiness!

Daily Links Mar 9

Re geoengineering, be afraid, be very afraid. If the debate is moving from stopping Dr Strangelove to kick-starting Uncle Scrooge we we are in deep trouble.U N, say NO!https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00717-6

Daily Links Mar 8

WA moving from coal to renewables is a demonstration of leadership in action. Matteo Canavani, Craig Kelly, Angus Taylor and the rest of the coal cabal, look on and then hang your heads in shame!https://reneweconomy.com.au/wa-prepares-shift-from-coal-to-renewables-and-distributed-energy-18705/