Daily Links Sep15

Ian Bayly says it all in this article. ‘How could Homo sapiens dishonour its species name  and be so stupid?’ https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/a-crying-shame-humanity-sleepwalking-to-disaster-20190911-p52qay.html From: Maelor Himbury <maelor@melbpc.org.au>Date: 15 September 2019 at 7:21:35 …

Daily Links Sep 14

Deputy Prime Minister whatever-his-name-is says that ‘science, not politics drives future-decision making on water policy and infrastructure’. I look forward to him recanting his position on anthropogenic climate change and supporting moving farming off highly-marginal land.https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6385123/mccormack-calls-for-australia-to-get-serious-about-water-security/?cs=14230

Daily Links Sep 13

It’s not so easy to get this article in the New York Times, but it raises a question that we’re going to have to answer. Displacing 7 million is bad enough, but what do we do when there’s 70 million or 700 million and after displacement, their return is impossible through droughts, floods or sea level rise?https://www.nytimes.com/newsletters/climate-change?module=inline

Daily Links Sep 12

I have a meeting out of town on the 20th, so I’m looking for other ways to support the Climate Strike. This article, albeit from a US perspective, suggests some ways. I’m drawn to “Becoming involved in climate activism is in many ways a more effective way to fight global warming than marginally reducing your personal carbon emissions”.https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/kz4z9m/5-things-you-can-do-during-septembers-climate-strike-if-you-cant-leave-work

Daily Links Sep 11

Read this article and weep. We were once an intelligent country with enough social and political cohesion to make bold decisions and lead the population in their implementation. We are now led by ideological air-heads who worry about nothing more than political advantage. We are in a climate emergency, no ifs and buts!https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-11/government-appears-unprepared-for-climate-change/11492886

Daily Links Sep 10

This is not Esau’s (I started out a Methodist, you see, but I got better) 400 men (and I expect most will be men) but Eeyore’s. The donkey says ‘thanks for noticin’ me’ – I don’t think we should even do that with these 400 troglodytes, marketers, politicians etc.https://www.sbs.com.au/news/there-is-no-climate-emergency-400-climate-sceptics-in-push-to-stop-net-zero-carbon-targets-in-europe

Daily Links Sep 9

Post of the Day Renewable energy’s booming, but still falling far short of climate goals Power sector emissions would have been 15 percent higher in 2018 without the past decade’s …

Daily Links Sep 9

Not just climate change but climate change anxiety is real and the Australian Psychological Society is on to it. Their website psychology.org.au has very good resources under the tab Psychology topics.https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-08/how-eternalism-can-help-with-climate-change-distress-and-anxiety/11477560

Daily Links Sep 7

I guess we’d better get used to articles such as this as the forces of darkness, supported by News Corp publications and fossil-fools donors, show no sign of accepting the science. Why the Nats listen to donors over their constituents is hard to fathom though.https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/sep/06/dead-things-everywhere-is-australia-facing-the-summer-from-hell

Daily Links Sep 6

Kevin, Kevin, Kevin – whether the left annoys people about light bulbs is entirely missing the point. Try the levels of annoyance from your coastal house being washed away, your country being submerged or trying to deal with consecutive days above 45 degrees C. That it is a government responsibility doesn’t mean that we don’t something about light bulbs (hey, it saves money), but it does mean we ramp up annoying the hell out of government to do something.