Daily Links Apr 30

Yet another area where people who know stuff are ignored. Then RMIT’s Professor of Planning Michael Buxton was decrying poor design even as approvals were being considered for shoe-box apartments. There is grim satisfaction in ‘I told you so’ though.https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/for-apartment-living-to-succeed-good-design-should-be-mandatory-20230428-p5d443.html

Daily Links Apr 29

Ian Lowe is one of our most valued intellectuals and, as usual, his analysis of our biggest challenge is on the money. The two groups that are critically affected by …

Daily Links Apr 28

The transition continues. There isn’t one day where our energy comes from fossil fuels and then boom, it’s all renewables the next. Similarly, anyone wanting Bolt, Kenny, Credlin et al to do an abject recant and agree that the Greenies were right all along shouldn’t hold their breath waiting. Little step by little step, the response is well underway and in ten years we’ll look back and see how far we’ve come. It’s just a pity it isn’t happening faster before we lose too much.https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-04-28/hunter-valleys-liddell-power-station-closures-after-52-years/102129426

Daily Links Apr 27

“… happy to be out there enjoying their cultural traditions” … of blasting ducks from the air. What clap-trap people resort to when their behaviour is challenged.  Duck hunting season …

Daily Links Apr 25

Being Environment Minister is much more than photoshoots with koalas, Tanya, and the electorate was pretty clear in voting for a fair dinkum climate policy. Your decision on this proposed …

Daily Links Apr 24

Here’s the thing, the climate policy response comes with a dollar amount attached, the consequences of no response and leaving climate change unchecked will assuredly cost gazillions. It’s just that …

Daily Links Apr 23

It seems those pointy-heads in their ivory towers with their arcane climate models were right all along. They said this would happen and it is. We enjoy so many of the other benefits that our science has brought us, it’s somewhat silly to argue about this one.https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-04-22/thai-authorities-issue-extreme-heat-warnings-for-temps/102256438

Daily Links Apr 22

Indeed, for climate protesters building good things is better tactics than detroying bad things, but patience is being sorely tested. The meek do not inherit the earth and being too …

Daily Links Apr 21

When demographic realities mean few working age people to support aging populations, a successful recourse to mass-migration will require more deft policy and implementation than we’ve managed so far. Border walls, boat turn-backs and ideologies such as the Great Replacement that have sporned right-wing populists result from fear of migrants.https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/23436211/overpopulation-population-8-billion-people

Daily Links Apr 20

Here’s another possibility for carbon drawdown. Whether or not it is part of the response, supporting research in this direction, rather than misdirecting millions to CCS to allow the fossil fools to keep up business as usual, offers a better return for taxpayers dollars..https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/apr/19/volcanic-microbe-eats-co2-astonishingly-quickly-say-scientists