Daily Links Mar 20

Angus ‘Fantastic’ Taylor is caught out again, this time falling under the critical eye of the Australian National Audit Office, no less. Still, why should he worry, accountability and this government never appear in the same sentence. Sorry Bridget, wrong gender. Is there anything that a male politician and one of Morrison’s mates could do that would result in a sacking from the Ministry?https://reneweconomy.com.au/audit-office-questions-taylor-emails-as-it-slams-collinsville-coal-plant-grant/

Daily Links Mar 19

Geo-engineering never really goes away, it just transmogrifies. Now it’s a possible boost to snowfall which has decreased in frequency but increased in intensity over recent years. ‘Possible’, ‘more research is needed’, ‘changes appear to be slight’ … . Spend the money on research on ‘bigly’ introduction of renewables and storage, we know they work, they do not release chemicals into the environment and carbon is not involved.https://www.eenews.net/stories/1063727677

Daily Links Mar 18

The SDGs are proving pretty handy for monitoring progress in local government service provision. Here’s what LGs in the Western Port Biosphere (my interest hereby declared) have been up to. …

Daily Links Mar 17

Jonathon Porritt’s take on nuclear energy and hydrogen’s capacity to lead to the Elysian Fields is timely. They are two more fig leaves, to add tangles to the metaphor, to avoid what just has to be done and what the fossil fuel lobby is trying everything to avoid. Stop using carbon-based energy sources.https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/mar/16/hydrogen-nuclear-net-zero-carbon-renewables

Daily Links Mar 16

Hello world! It can’t have been on the road to Damascus that Cormann realised that climate change is an issue. He wasn’t earth-bound for his campaign. He was flying around on the taxpayer dollar, adding to emissions as he went. Yet another politician discovers their brain after leaving our Parliament.https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/mar/13/mathias-cormann-cant-wait-to-start-oecd-job-and-singles-out-climate-as-key-challenge

Daily Links Mar 15

A ‘keeper gives a waterway a voice, every river, creek and bay should have a ‘keeper. Yarra Riverkeeper Andrew Kelly has a strong voice on issues framed by research, Port Phillip Baykeeper Neil Blake speaks similarly for Port Phillip, John Forrester for the Werribee River. Who speaks for the Maribyrnong? For Western Port?https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/mar/14/it-looks-like-snow-how-australia-plans-to-fix-the-horrifying-blight-of-expanded-polystyrene

Daily Links Mar 12

I think we need Canute to come to Canberra to talk about the limits to power. This mob just don’t get it, they think that their politics trump economic reality …

Daily Links Mar 7

Well said, Wazza, so get your whatisname off the plush leather benches and go into that next party-room meeting and tell them you’ll cross the floor if they don’t commit …

Daily Links Mar 11

From: Maelor Himbury <maelor@melbpc.org.au>Date: 11 March 2021 at 9:03:42 am AEDTTo: undisclosed-recipients:;Subject: Daily Links Mar 11 Post of the Day It’s unavoidable: we must ban fossil fuels to save our …

Daily Links Mar 10

From: Maelor Himbury <maelor@melbpc.org.au>Date: 10 March 2021 at 8:50:33 am AEDTTo: undisclosed-recipients:;Subject: Daily Links Mar 10 Post of the Day Inaction leaves world playing ‘Russian roulette’ with pandemics, say experts …