Daily Links Mar 31

The Western Port Biosphere can breathe a sigh of relief. This is an example of an engaged community using a strong evidence base to criticise an incompetent EES and have …

Daily Links Mar 29

At the dawn of many many industries, there’re carpet-baggers and shysters looking for a chance. The tragedy is that the industry, totally unfairly, gets a bad name for the actions of these shonks.https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/solar-cowboys-door-to-door-sales-crackdown-in-government-s-sights-20210328-p57eo0.html

Daily Links Mar 28

As I’m writing this, the young blade down the street has been sitting in his muscle car with its deep throbbing sound for some ten minutes. When our vehicle emission …

Daily Links Mar 27

The need is for net-negative emissions rather than net-zero emissions. To start, we simply have to de-carbonise but the fossil fools want us to talk about off-sets so they can keep their business models going.https://theconversation.com/why-corporate-climate-pledges-of-net-zero-emissions-should-trigger-a-healthy-dose-of-skepticism-156386

Daily Links Mar 26

‘Solar geoengineering is not a substitute for decarbonising’. In fact, geoengineering is a fig-leaf for the fossil fools to keep their business model going, even as we deal with the damage they are doing to the global environment.https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/25/climate/geoengineering-sunlight.html

Daily Links Mar 25

People care about climate change but it seems, do not vote accordingly. This is the problem with the concept of the ‘mandate’. When there’s a raft of policies, can a mandate be claimed for every one of them? Franking credits, negative gearing and and self-interest, ‘death tax’ scare-mongering, wiping away ‘robo-debt’, climate change was up against powerful interests and with media concentration serving the conservatives, we saw the result – and it wasn’t for serious climate policy.https://theconversation.com/if-80-of-australians-care-about-climate-action-why-dont-they-vote-like-it-157050

Daily Links Mar 24

Thirty thousand dollar insurance premiums, warnings from Andy Pitman and research by Joelle Gergis ought to have been enough to tell us we cannot keep doing what we do. Along …

Daily Links Mar 23

How many 1:100 yr events in consecutive years will lead us to abandon this dumb terminology, let alone our stupid insistence that these are ‘freaks of nature’ without systemic cause? Don’t hold your breath waiting for Bolt et al to recant though, just ignore them and get on with it.https://www.smh.com.au/national/gladys-berejiklian-was-wrong-to-say-the-nsw-floods-were-beyond-anyone-s-expectations-20210322-p57cvr.html

Daily Links Mar 22

Post of the Day Seen from the sky: Polluted waters around the world About 4 billion people experience severe water shortages for at least one month a year and around …

Daily Links Mar 21

Who couldn’t have seen this coming? The EU’s imposition of a CBAM, a carbon border adjustment mechanism, will see a de facto carbon tax in Australia. You’d have to agree that this conservative lot in Canberra aren’t too bright.https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7175573/a-carbon-tax-is-coming-and-australia-wont-have-a-say-on-it/?cs=14246