Daily Links Apr 19

‘ … countries that have the ability to take advantage of renewable energy technologies can expect to enhance their global influence and reach .. ‘. Australia has the renewable resources and so has the ‘ability’ but ‘intelligence’ is required also. Rhodes scholar Angus ‘Fantastic’ should be leading on this but isn’t so maybe we add ‘lack of ideology’ to these two preconditions.https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-19/the-worlds-energy-order-is-changing-china-to-reap-benefits/12161912

Daily Links Apr 18

You’d nearly think that Angus ‘Fantastic’ Taylor wasn’t serious about renewable energy, eh? When there is broad consensus that lack of certainty bedevils investment in renewable energy, confirming appointments to the ARENA Board should be a sensible thing to do. Not fantastic, Angus.https://reneweconomy.com.au/arena-future-clouded-as-taylor-fudges-on-board-appointments-57327/

Daily Links Apr 17

COVID19 is providing a cover for all manner of issues. We need a healthy and transparent democracy. After what we’ve been through and then come out the other side, how …

Daily Links Apr 14

Scroll through this link. I put in Sunbury as being near where I am and I didn’t like what I found. I’m buying shares in sunscreen manufacturers for starters.https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2020/04/see-how-your-citys-climate-might-change-by-2070-feature/

Daily Links Apr 14

The coronavirus response is laying bare some stark realities and bringing about some fundamental rethinking. In this article, Lister Peter Boyer raises some of these. ‘Capitalism … concentrates financial power in the hands of a tiny few while treating the planet as its own unlimited resource, for both raw materials and people as customers’.http://southwind.com.au/2020/04/14/can-good-come-from-this-health-and-money-crisis/

Daily Links Apr 13

For anyone tempted to think that nuclear energy is the no-carbon ‘green’ energy we need, think again. The land close-by will be contaminated for longer than humans have lived in ‘civilisations’. This is bad enough, but sending radiation high and wide in the bushfire’s smoke plume is worse.

Daily Links Apr 9

There’s many a good article Maelor has selected for today and the one that particularly caught my eye underscores, yet again, that local government is leading the climate change response. What is Angus ‘Fantastic’ Taylor doing to help?https://www.miragenews.com/get-involved-in-climate-action-plan/

Daily Links Apr 8

If we employ systems thinking based on a reductionist approach, we’ll see climate change and the pandemic as separate issues and treat each in isolation. If we see systems thinking …

Daily Links Apr 7

Off list again and my bromance continues unabated. Look at the link and then the pic below to see what Monbiot is talking about?  https://www.reddit.com/r/ukpolitics/comments/fw63jk/the_worst_possible_people_are_in_charge_at_the/ From: Maelor Himbury <maelor@melbpc.org.au>Date: 7 …

Daily Links Apr 6

I read the claim that the environment will benefit from a ‘streamlined major projects assessment’ and I straight to ‘Ignorance is strength’, ‘blackwhite’ and ‘doublethink’. Orwell was a prophet.https://www.miragenews.com/streamlined-environmental-assessments-for-nsw/