Daily Links Apr 30

To those who might say there’s too much politics in the List lately, I can only bowdlerise Roy and H G and say that too much politics is never enough, particularly given the looming election. Here’s the latest ‘wisdom’ from Matteo Canavani, accountant, smudge-faced pretend miner and massive troglodyte.https://independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/coal-canoodling-canavan-says-net-zero-is-over,16308

Daily Links April 29

And here is the problem laid bare, all politics and no policy – and we are all the loser. The sooner we can observe a three word slogan as follows ‘Intelligent, Decent, Competent’ the better. ‘Semantics, scares and subterfuge’ is the slogan we must reject.https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/apr/28/calling-the-safeguard-mechanism-a-sneaky-carbon-tax-is-a-scare-campaign-and-an-argument-for-inaction

Daily Links Apr 28

Our greatest failure as a nation occurred on May 18, 2019 when the cabal of climate deniers, carpetbag sellers and rorters duped enough of the Australian electorate to buy the ‘miracle’ election result. On just so many fronts, our country has cause for regret.https://michaelwest.com.au/net-zero-transition-china-world-leave-australia-behind-on-climate/

Daily Links Apr 27

Here’s yet another example of the maladaptation of the human brain for the world that we are managing. Who in their right mind would agree that storing and providing active management of many many tonnes of ‘encapsulated’ salt in a river catchment forever is a good idea? The fracking company will have made their money and they’re out of there. What bond has been lodged to pay for the forever ‘active management’ and will this cover the costs of remediation when encapsulation fails, as it inevitably will in the lifetime of ‘forever’?https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2022-04-26/queensland-coal-seam-gas-industry-big-salt-problem/100990978

Daily Links Apr 26

I don’t care what colour Wiggle is in the room in which the barely-existent policy regarding the LNP emission reductions is to be found. We cannot afford a government so blind, deaf and dumb to an effective climate response for even another month, let alone another term. We also cannot countenance candidates so poorly educated – in language as well as science.https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/politics/2022/04/25/coalition-emissions-commitment/

Daily Links Apr 25

Off-sets are the carbon response you make when you don’t want to make a carbon response, a fig-leaf to make it look like you’re doing something serious when in fact you simply are paying money to keep doing what you do. And then there’s the paying money bit, how can you have confidence that the amount you are paying is even buying fig-leaves? Better to not generate the carbon in the first place, that’s when you are serious in your carbon response.https://theconversation.com/now-we-know-the-flaws-of-carbon-offsets-its-time-to-get-real-about-climate-change-181071

Daily Links Apr 24

Mr Onthemoon comments on climate scientists feeling ‘a beautiful resurgence of solidarity’ when their frustration with the almost universal lack of action boils over into environmental activism. To support these ‘civil disobedients’ is the least we can do.https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/apr/22/these-climate-scientists-are-full-of-extremely-dangerous-ideas-and-now-theyre-targeting-banks

Daily Links Apr 23

We have to get to net zero asap and get serious about drawdown, all else is flimflam. If there’s an almost uninhabitable planet that is beset by natural disaster after natural disaster, whether the amount of this subsidy for first home buying or that allocation towards rental assistance, as important as they are now, is merely a side-show.https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-04-22/federal-election-liberal-labor-greens-climate-change-policies/101007970

Daily Links Apr 22

Not much here to take one’s fancy, support for coal and gas, insufficient attention paid to science, cunning ways to circumvent rules, there’re times when it’s apparent that we Homo aren’t sapiens at all.