Daily Links Jan 11

Tasmania commentator and Daily Links recipient Peter Boyer invariably makes sense. There’s ‘big picture’ and there’s ‘long-term’ and few politicians do either or both. The double-whammy of climate and COVID shows this in spades.https://southwind.com.au/2022/01/11/can-we-plan-for-climate-change-covid-suggests-not/

Daily Links Jan 9

Andrew Leigh is a huge talent and our country will be the poorer if (i) Labor wins the election and (ii) the factions lock him out of a Ministry. Both must happen for the good of Australia. He thinks on a scale that shows up the limited horizons of the current lot.https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7574240/australia-has-a-chance-to-lead-the-way-in-rescuing-humanity/?cs=14246https://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/news/politics/2021/12/18/andrew-leigh-humanitys-one-six-chance-ending/163974600013101

Daily Links Jan 8

Infinite growth on a finite planet? Hah! “Ultimately, degrowth is inevitable. We will either chose this path voluntarily or we will be forced into it violently and uncontrollably as a result of environmental disasters.”https://undark.org/2021/12/30/degrowth-isnt-just-about-the-economy-its-about-culture/

Daily Links Jan 7

In lifting millions of Indian citizens out of energy poverty, Bravus which is really Adani is dropping billions of global citizens into more heat stress, coastal inundation and inter and intranational conflict. But that’s ok, Gautam Adani and the shareholders will enjoy a financial lift, at least for a while, at everyone else’s expense.https://inqld.com.au/business/2022/01/06/adani-snares-coal-deal-to-avert-indian-electricity-crisis/

Daily Links Jan 6

It seems that ‘the smell of grapes on the autumn table’ is a much more alluring prospect than healthy wetlands providing a full range of ecosystem services. T S Eliot’s ‘strong brown god’ continues to suffer indignity after indignity at the hands (pumps?) of rapacious irrigators. The pandemic is teaching us that good health policy is a precondition for good economic policy, would that we learn the same lesson about good environment policy.https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-01-06/murray-darling-basin-river-system-millennium-drought/100550466

Daily Links Jan 5

There’re so many things to discuss in this cartoon – relations with our Pacific ‘family’, the callous indifference of our PM on so many issues, the unequal consequences that climate change brings and the fitting out of the stupidly nick-named ‘Shark 1’ among them. Think on these matters and more when the election comes around.https://static.ffx.io/images/$zoom_0.378%2C$multiply_2.1164%2C$ratio_1.5%2C$width_756%2C$x_120%2C$y_0/t_crop_custom/q_62%2Cf_auto/5d9b904dd5213fa6ff00e941ab27bcefe84a08ad

Daily Links Jan 4

Is this the year that we end our shameful climate response and vote out the politicians who are jeopardising the future for us all? Read this article and weep for what might have been and then resolve to do what we must do.https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/dec/29/do-you-accept-the-science-talking-points-show-how-angus-taylor-prepared-for-ipcc-reports-release