Daily Links Dec 5

How come events such as the hottest November ever, bush-fires beyond control and seas pounding Sydney’s coast don’t terrify the Fantastic? Ah, it’s because he ‘believes in Australia’. What do you reckon that means? Pity he doesn’t believe science, then he might feel an appropriate emotion and do something about it.https://reneweconomy.com.au/im-not-terrified-of-climate-change-angus-taylor-resists-calls-for-zero-carbon-targets-27900/

Daily Links Dec 4

It should be pretty clear to all that donors having privileged access to decision-makers is a problem. What do we need? Transparent donation laws. Real time reporting. A National Integrity Commission. When do we want them? Yesterday. But today will have to do.https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/03/frydenbergs-proposal-on-toondah-harbour-shows-need-for-environmental-regulator-labor-says

Daily Links Dec 3

You have to be mightily impressed with the ‘long white cloud’. And unfortunately, just as unimpressed with their conservative Opposition. Could they have their own versions of Matteo Canavani, Craig Kelly and Erich Abetz or do they have common garden regressives?https://www.sbs.com.au/news/new-zealand-declares-climate-emergency-and-promises-to-become-carbon-neutral-by-2025

Daily Links Dec 2

Christians Figueres is frustrated? Waddya reckon most Australians feel about the LNP government being hell-bent on a national suicide? Which bit of 2 degrees above the long term average temperature for Spring or 2.47 degrees above the November mean (years 1961 – 1990) doesn’t the Pentecostal PM understand?https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/world-awaits-action-by-suicidal-australia-says-former-climate-chief-20201201-p56joj.html

Daily Links Dec 1

Off list here:I know people say ‘we’ve got to back Cormann because it’s a Team Australia moment, but I’m on Team Planet’, says Ben Oquist of The Australia Institute. ‘The planet needs somebody who’s going to stand up for action on climate change’.https://twitter.com/TheAusInstitute/status/1331750698128613378