Daily Links Mar 21

We are told that every election is the most important election we’ve ever faced, but the forthcoming federal election is the most important election the Australian electorate, now and the generations to come, will ever face. A government in such thrall to the fossil fuel industry is a government we simply cannot afford.https://johnmenadue.com/environment-emissions-rising-and-no-green-recovery-visible/

Daily Links Mar 18

At least this discussion of CCS recognises the starting point of carbon management is no new CO2 generation to accompany drawdown, so it’s not just a figleaf for the fossil fools. They’re currently operating CCS in the tens of millions of metric tonnes CO2, nowhere near the billions of tonnes needing to be removed from the atmosphere.https://www.miragenews.com/setting-carbon-management-in-stone-745779/Note: Maelor advises no Daily Links over the weekend, service resumes on Monday.

Daily Links Mar 17

With duck-shooting still a legal sport, us humans are not a very evolved species. There’re significant conservation issues with the numbers of endangered species being shot, let alone the animal welfare issues across all species, ‘game’ and otherwise. Shooters need to sit a TAFE test on species ID before they can shoot, but they don’t take it under realistic hunting conditions; do they get on the beers before the test?https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/mar/17/threatened-duck-species-killed-as-extended-victorian-hunting-season-begins

Daily Links Mar 16

It seems that there is no end to the perfidy of this mob? When the head of a fossil-fuel industry association says circumvention of environmental regulation would result in “better environmental protection” you do need to be concerned. ‘Three S Sussan’ is almost making Melissa’The Phantom’ Price, her predecessor as Environment Minister, look competent.https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/mar/16/environment-groups-say-coalition-plan-to-bypass-federal-approvals-a-step-towards-industry-free-for-all

Daily Links Mar 15

Not just delusional but dangerous. After the 2019/2020 bushfires and the 2022 floods, both of which have wrecked lives and caused immense damage and which have been exacerbated by climate change, we have to get out of fossil-fuel energy generation just as soon as we can. What planet does this guy inhabit?https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/mar/14/scott-morrison-says-coal-power-stations-should-run-as-long-as-they-possibly-can

Daily Links Mar 14

Perhaps the tagline we coined for the Victorian Association for Environmental Education those years ago of ‘For the young, green and single’ might have boosted membership. Dating apps are on to it, we were ahead of our time.https://thehill.com/policy/equilibrium-sustainability/597723-climate-change-is-biggest-dealbreaker-on-popular-dating-app

Daily Links Mar 13

“The costs to humanity of adverse overheating will be catastrophic and enduring … “. Post WW2 reconstruction was based on “a principled and courageous logic”, what are the chances of our democracies, constrained by right-wing populism, of acting similarly on the climate question?https://johnmenadue.com/keith-mitchelson-reconceiving-self-interest-to-reverse-global-warming/

Daily Links Mar 12

You have to hand it to Angus ‘Fantastic’ Taylor, he sets the standard in sheer effrontery, and that’s in a cabinet of some very strong contenders. While doing everything he can to frustrate progress in renewables, he trumpets what progress we have made as being down to him.https://reneweconomy.com.au/australia-hit-new-renewables-milestone-taylor-claims-credit/

Daily Links Mar 11

Is Bolt or Kenny the Black Knight?”A scratch? Your arm’s off.””No it isn’t.””Well what’s that then?””I’ve had worse”.And they’ll go down threatening to “bite your legs off”.https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/mar/10/what-are-conservative-commentators-saying-about-the-floods-and-climate

Daily Links Mar 10

Articles that Maelor has selected in today’s List highlight in spades the debacle of climate policy in this country. Federal government passivity if not duplicity, false economies in adaptation rather than mitigation and cheer-leading from the fossil fool troglodytes have been characteristics of our climate response.