Daily Links Sep 29

It’s ok that our policies endanger our biodiversity then? Once we were proud to be Australian and proud of Australia, now we just feel shame. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/29/australia-joins-us-china-and-russia-in-refusing-to-sign-leaders-pledge-on-biodiversity From: Maelor Himbury <maelor@melbpc.org.au>Date: …

Daily Links Sep 28

With profit contractions of 95% in the case of Whitehaven and of 65% in the case of No Hope (that’s the name, isn’t it?) Corporation, you’d wonder why anyone would put money into coal. Waddya reckon Gautam, Gina and Clive?

Daily Links Sep 27

Here’s the drum re the five stops on the road-map to nowhere. While we could turn ourselves inside-out trying to make black white or change the nature of matter and make the carbon bond not the carbon bond, we could instead get serious about renewables and save ourselves the contortions. Waddya reckon, Angus Fantastic?https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/sep/27/what-are-the-key-technologies-in-the-coalitions-low-emissions-roadmap-and-can-they-deliver

Daily Links Sep 26

Coal Fitzgibbon has been in Parliament for 24 years, pushing his coal-based electoral interests. His relentless prosecution of fossil fuels as Australia’s energy base risks framing the Opposition as a laggard on the transition to renewables. He’ll have greater flexibility to speak from the backbench but he couldn’t be represented as Labour’s Shadow Minister for Resources.

Daily Links Sep 25

In what is a two-party country, if you don’t get or can’t afford one, you get the other. With the LNP determined to cling to carbon, they are the government we cannot afford to safeguard humanity and the globe. So we get Labor. If this internal fight, with Coal Fitzgibbon and his band of troglodytes versus Butler, Dreyfus et al, stymies a carbon-free future, we can’t afford Labor either. The Greens aren’t a party of government so progressives in Labor have to win or we’re cooked.https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/24/mark-butler-rows-back-remarks-dismissing-gas-as-labor-divisions-exposed

Daily Links Sep 24

Klaus, capitalists donate to put and keep governments in their pockets and ensure that regulation doesn’t occur. To reform capitalism, we must first work on our political processes, limit donations, bring in transparency and real-time reporting and establish an integrity commission with sharp teeth.https://www.fastcompany.com/90553471/the-pitchforks-are-coming-if-we-dont-reform-capitalism-says-davos-founder

Daily Links Sep 23

Spin, blather, flawed, fail – a few of the words applied to the energy road map released yesterday. It would appear that Angus Fantastic and the Pentecostal PM had a plan to appease donors and their back-bench when we thought it was a plan as national policy. Check the many articles here.

Daily Links Sep 22

Red herrings, old chestnuts, flogged dead horses and oxymorons abound. CCS is not THE answer. Angus Fantastic is trying every trick in the book to avoid the obvious, the Fossil Fuel Age is over. It is ‘dead, buried and cremated’ as the ‘suppository of wisdom’, coal champion and noted onion-eater once described his chances of remerging as leader.https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/sep/22/morrisons-tech-roadmap-flags-more-investment-in-carbon-capture-and-storage

Daily Links Sep 21

When I was a kid, I so looked forward to summer; barefoot days of swimming and sunburn, storms and the days getting warmer and more settled until the next show of thunder and lightning. Kids today have every reason to be fearful of summer, and they’re mad as hell and not going to take it any more. All power to your climate response lawsuit, Bella.https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6930942/its-time-to-put-our-futures-before-fossil-fuels/?cs=14246