Daily Links Aug 21

This could well be what free-market capitalism is all about. Sovereignty, schmovereignty, buy an island and the population gets thrown in. The bromance between the Pentecostal PM and the Orange Grabber could see an offer being made to buy Australia. Oh wait, there’s probably no need to, he has us in so many ways alreadyhttps://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/money-can-buy-anything-so-why-not-greenland-20190820-p52ivt.html

Daily Links Aug 20

From the ‘neighbours from hell’, a step-up becomes a stuff-up.https://newmatilda.com/2019/08/19/charm-offensive-from-the-neighbours-from-hell-i-e-australia-ends-exactly-how-you-might-think-it-would/

Daily Links Aug 19

We’re the 14th largest emitter of CO2 into the atmosphere and the 3rd largest exporter of solid CO2 equivalents to countries where they’ll release it into the atmosphere. We’re not the global citizen we once were, on this front as on others.https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/19/australia-is-third-largest-exporter-of-fossil-fuels-behind-russia-and-saudi-arabia

Daily Links Aug 18

Mr What’s-his-name, as Acting PM, has dropped a clanger in claiming the Pacific nations will be ok as their lands submerge because ‘they can pick our fruit’. We did know that too many of that lot were light on for grey matter but wouldn’t you try to hide it?https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-17/fiji-slams-australia-deputy-pm-for-climate-forum-fruit-comment/11424444

Daily Links Aug 17

How come the prospect of Adani’s Carmichael Mine is still an alive thing? On every relevant criterion, it is dumb, dumb, dumb!https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-16/adani-snubbed-by-rail-company-as-aurizon-faces-pressure/11418900

Daily Links Aug 16

The photo says it all really – grim determination versus vacuous gormlessness. The Clapper is trying to ‘save’ (arguable in the extreme – how many jobs in a renewable energy-leading country?) the economy, the leader in the photo is trying to save his people.https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-15/no-endorsements-come-out-of-tuvalu-declaration/11419342

Daily Links Aug 15

Smirking while walking past kids in water and playing devious carbon accounting games is not likely to win over Pacific leaders, Mr H Clapper. It was some years ago that the then Liberal Party President Shane Stone labelled the Howard Government ‘mean and tricky’. In the 18 years since, the argument that the LNP has become meaner and trickier could be readily mounted.https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/14/australias-kyoto-loophole-eight-times-larger-than-entire-pacific-emissions

Daily Links Aug 14

When it comes to loving each other very much, it’s less of a case of mummy and daddy and more a case of a business type paying for a willing partner. It’s not the parental bedroom where the action occurs but the Canberra backrooms where donations are doled out. Either way, someone gets screwed!https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6321050/it-is-impossible-to-justify-any-new-coal/?cs=14246

Daily Links Aug 13

Corporate watchdog ASIC says ” .. directors .. need to assess and disclose the risks of climate change to their business, or they could be found to be legally liable for a failure to act”. So take that, deniers!https://reneweconomy.com.au/asic-issues-updated-guidance-for-directors-seeking-to-avoid-climate-lawsuits-22849/

Daily Links Aug 12

Howsoever the earth and humans were created, humans don’t have the ability to live underwater. So Happy Clapper, when you’re off to meet with your Pacific Islander counterparts and they …