Daily Links Nov 12

I suppose yours truly, a city-based ‘raving lunatic’, is ‘a pure and enlightened woke capital city greenie’. Ah well, I’ll just check the conclusions of 11,000 climate scientists and toddle off for another latte.https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/nov/11/dear-michael-mccormack-the-only-raving-lunatics-are-those-not-worrying-about-climate-change

Daily Links Nov 10

” … the LNP is at best expected to pretend to look like it cares (about climate change), while receiving barely any heat for doing nothing, while the ALP is expected to actually come up with a real policy and at the same time receive all the heat for attempting to do something”. We are not well served by our media these years – but hey, now tell me something I don’t know.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/09/labor-has-to-shame-coalition-into-action-on-climate-change

Daily Links Nov 9

Around three weeks out from COPP25 and we still don’t know who will be arguing Australia’s attempt on pulling a swifty to meet our Kyoto commitments ‘in a canter’. Then Minister Melissa Price was at COPP24, now Minister Sussan ‘Numerology’ Ley won’t be our rep, but her creative approach to numbers might have helped, we don’t have an Ambassador for the Environment, our usual chief climate negotiator, as the position is vacant and we don’t have any credibility to draw on. Hanrahan, we’re rooned!https://reneweconomy.com.au/australia-silent-about-climate-talks-that-will-discuss-its-dodgy-credit-plans-19185/

Daily Links Nov 8

Angus ‘Fantastic’ Taylor was a Rhodes Scholar. Political opportunism trumps intelligence, it seems.https://independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/expert-emissions-panel-stacked-in-angus-taylors-favour,13286

Daily Links Nov 7

These are fights that Albanese must win and carpeting Coel Fitzgibbon is a good start.https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/national/2019/11/06/albo-carpets-fitzgibbon-as-labor-rifts-grow/

Daily Links Nov 6

“ … the country demands bold, persistent experimentation. It is common sense to take a method and try it”. The tragedy of our country is the general lack of common …

Daily Links Nov 5

And we could trap all the polar bears, paint them dark brown and release them in forests … and then select and save the next species that made poor pre-climate …

Daily Links Nov 4

If the current drought and accompanying higher temperatures are the new normal, we are in more sewage than a Werribee duckhttps://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/environment/climate-change/how-bad-is-this-drought-and-is-it-caused-by-climate-change-20191024-p533xc.html

Daily Links Nov 3

If you start with the wrong question (eg Pig- headed model – can we make a buck? Then let’s go and worry about the rest later.), you’ll come to grief, as BHP found. If everything is within the environment (Nested model – showing the environment is the sum total of all we have)’ then the starting question is can we do this without risking the environment. Then the question is will this damage the Biosphere? Then will it result in harm to Society? Our economy is one model for distributing goods and services within our society, which in turns depends on a healthy environment, so only then do we ask the question – can we make a buck? Yes but … and see the grief that happened and is still happening.https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/business/companies/png-s-ok-tedi-mine-disaster-money-locked-in-new-legal-fight-20191102-p536s7.html