Daily Links Jul 13

This is why we need transparent political donation laws and a federal integrity commission. Why shouldn’t we know why a Minister rejects departmental advice in favour of a donating developer?https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jul/13/australian-government-faces-legal-action-over-secret-details-of-donor-meetings

Daily Links Jul 12

Angus ‘Fantastic’ Taylor will soon be left with nothing but his own self regard, only to himself will he continue to be a legend in his own lunchtime. Three Liberal state ministers have consigned him to irrelevance as they push ahead with renewable energy.https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/11/how-australias-state-energy-ministers-are-turning-the-tables-on-angus-taylorPS, we didn’t have a 7/11, or 11/7 in our terms, sorry.

Daily Links Jul 10

It’s not as though Australia has the energy and climate challenges under control and a gas-led recovery from COVID19, without addressing causes and effects of climate change, takes us from a year’s or decades’-long problem to a millennium-long problem. But I didn’t see your name a month the attendees, Angus. We are being seriously let down.https://www.miragenews.com/40-ministers-from-around-world-gather-to-address-world-s-energy-and-climate-challenges/

Daily Links Jul 9

Our emissions are so small that Australia moving away from carbon based energy will make little difference, say the fossil fools in the Australian Government and their News Corp boosters. This article, pointing out our number one fossil fuel export status, gives a lie to Australia’s insignificance to global climate change.https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/2020/07/09/australia-export-fossil-fuels/

Daily Links Jul 8

The therapeutic benefits of time out in nature are now very well known and you can magnify those benefits when the nature you’re in is the Walls of Jerusalem National Park in Tasmania. The Park is breathtakingly beautiful and deserves the highest level of protection, not to have a For Sale sign put up. Will Hodgman was no environmental guardian, Peter Gutwein, it seems, is not one either.https://thenewdaily.com.au/life/travel/2020/07/07/tasmania-wilderness-resort-approved/

Daily Links Jul 7

There’s something for everyone in this typically good article from the New Yorker.’This notion of core business explains a lot—including why it’s so hard to make rapid gains in the fight against climate change.For decades, people have asked me why the oil companies don’t just become solar companies. .. an oil company’s core business is digging stuff up and burning it,Facebook’s is to keep people glued to their screensCoke’s core business is selling you fizzy sugar water that canhelp make you diabetictheVatican, whose core business is saving souls, called for divestmenttheQueen of England’s .. core business is unclear but involves hats, divested millions from the industry.’newyorker.com/news/annals-of-a-warming-planet/what-facebook-and-the-oil-industry-have-in-common

Daily Links Jul 6

Ok, we’ve a short-term but very very serious problem in COVID19, a very very long term and extremely serious problem in climate change. We need confident, inclusive and creative ways to work towards successful results. Remaining an inward looking, nervous colonial outpost won’t do. How about some leadership, leaders?https://independentaustralia.net/australia/australia-display/an-australian-republic-must-inspire-and-include-all,14071

Daily Links Jul 5

‘More science isn’t the solution. People are the solution.’ And this is why we need to move from inconveniently truthful powerpoint presentations to understanding human psychologyhttps://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/05/stop-making-sense-why-its-time-to-get-emotional-about-climate-change

Daily Links Jul 4

Closed coal mines, closing half of it’s coal-fired power stations, what’s going on, Spain? Matteo Canavani, Member for Manila, Angus ‘Fantastic’ Taylor, Coal Fitzgibbon, you’d better point out their ‘folly’.https://reneweconomy.com.au/spain-closes-half-of-all-its-coal-fired-power-stations-in-one-fell-swoop-47885/

Daily Links Jul 3

Perhaps it’s temperature sensors over this ‘cold blob’ that ‘Blot’, Kenny and the cabal of deniers are counting as their evidence. Read the article as it is a complex story, as it invariably is, for it seems, colding supports warming.https://mashable.com/article/cold-blob-atlantic-ocean-climate-change/