Daily Links Jul 31

Angkor in Cambodia came to grief through depletion of water resources. We’ve seen other civilisations struck down too through climate-induced changes, well-chronicled by Jared Diamond in his book, Collapse. The challenge we face now though is for the human species (and other species too) rather than one or two human civilisations.https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2021/07/29/climate-change-tipping-points/3701627572982/

Daily Links Jul 30

This LNP government is absolutely relentless in their anti-environmentalism. Profligacy with water, indifference to biodiversity loss, hostility to environmental advocacy and now add fracking to the mix, with only the law to protect us. And they dismiss conservationists looking after the only environment that we have as engaging in ‘lawfare’.https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-30/nt-environment-groups-take-government-to-court-over-fracking/100333834

Daily Links Jul 29

There are always questions to be asked about the actions of Angus ‘Fantastic’ Taylor. Here he is again nobbling the renewables industry in favour of the fossils fools. This is …

There’re many ways to love Ginkgoes

Australian artist Meredith Woolnough creates elaborate embroideries that mimic delicate forms of nature such as leaves and coral. Meredith owns “I love Ginkgo leaves … it’s no secret. They have …

Daily Links Jul 28

The author of this scurrilous piece is Graham Young, ED of the fine-sounding Australian Institute for Progress, a ‘centre-right’ think tank funded by property developers. He is an ex-LNP flunkey without any science in his background and his comments on the Great Barrier Reef are errant nonsense. Add to his propaganda the attacks from Kidd, Ley and the LNP, not to mention climate change, and the Reef is in trouble.https://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=21543

Daily Links Jul 27

My apple-cheeked mater was wont to observe that ‘you are known by the company you keep’. Our Pentecostal PM, in aligning with autocratic climate criminals Xi Jinping, Jair Bolsanaro and …

Daily Links Jul 26

The concept of ‘independence’ seems to have no support whatsoever with LNP governments. Stacking oversight bodies with tame scientists or putting fellow-travellers into responsible positions, whether the ABC Board, War Memorial Board or the Administrative Appeals Tribunal to name just three, seems to be just what they do. The luck enjoyed by the second-rate people of The Lucky Country is fast running out.https://www.smh.com.au/environment/sustainability/santos-gets-nod-for-advisers-despite-queries-over-their-independence-20210725-p58coo.html

Daily Links Jul 25

Three S Sussan took the Government’s Dassault for her whirlwind lobbying trip to have UNESCO politics trump sound science. It’s not that an endangered listing will make an iota of …

Daily Links Jul 24

It should be the national interest rather than narrow self- interest that determines how one votes, but for the under 35s these align to make voting LNP akin to a …

Daily Links Jul 23

So here’s the thing, over the long term weather aggregates into climate. With our energy profligacy and rising carbon emissions, climate change is now driving weather. Every extra degree in temperature allows the atmosphere to hold 7% more water, hence the Heban rain dump and the other extreme events that are occurring. Cripes, you might say!https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/how-the-dynamics-of-a-heating-planet-are-driving-extreme-weather-20210722-p58c1c.html