Daily Links Oct 3

Gaffing with petitions is all well and good, but the real influence we have is in the ballot box. https://reneweconomy.com.au/climate-emergency-petition-surges-towards-200000-signatures-but-will-morrison-listen-28346/ From: Maelor Himbury <maelor@melbpc.org.au>Date: 3 October 2019 at 9:16:00 am …

Daily Links Oct 2

Ah yes, time to dangle the red herring again. CCS is a fantasy designed to distract from the inevitable non-carbon based energy. https://www.nprillinois.org/post/future-carbon-capture-old-idea-fight-climate-change-gets-new-look#stream/0 From: Maelor Himbury <maelor@melbpc.org.au>Date: 2 October 2019 …

Daily Links Oct 1

Greta is certainly right, endless growth is a ‘fairytale’. Overshoot Day this year, when we have used earth’s annual allocation of resources to support human life, was July 29.  https://thetyee.ca/Mediacheck/2019/09/30/Endless-Growth-Fairy-Tales-Will-Destroy-Us/ …

Daily Links Sep 30

The maintenance of policy continuity, read hostile denialism, is a result of a deliberate policy of ‘swapsies’ between the resource industry and the upper echelons of the LNP. For power, go to the seat of power.https://reneweconomy.com.au/minerals-council-of-australia-makes-global-top-10-climate-policy-opponents-57698/

Daily Links Sep 29

I know I’m banging on a lot about the same thing, but here’s the thing. Personal action, supported by some businesses is always worth doing, but nothing beats making structural change to our political system – donation laws, real-time disclosure, proper Ministerial accountability, a National Integrity Commission among the changes needed. While you’re swapping your light- bulbs. Get down from the ladder and ring your MP and give them an earful!https://www.smh.com.au/environment/sustainability/happily-we-can-beat-environmental-melancholia-20190924-p52ucz.html

Daily Links Sep 28

‘The group of people most feared in Australia’s boardrooms today would have to be the growing and increasingly sophisticated band of climate lobbyists.’https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/corporate-boards-that-pay-lip-service-to-climate-change-do-so-at-their-peril-20190926-p52v9v.html

Daily Links Sept 27

Amanda, you are a most unpleasant and mean-spirited person. You must be the only one who thinks Greta Thunberg is on an ego trip. https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/the-greta-thunberg-circus-has-become-a-complete-farce-20190926-p52v38.html From: Maelor Himbury <maelor@melbpc.org.au>Date: 27 …

Daily Links Sep 26

All our drought – relief policies do is prop up uneconomic and unenvironmental farming in places where never should be. Oh, and they are a lucrative source of income for the Beetrooter Doughter Envoy. As Jason Alexander, ex-senior staffer at Land and Water Australia, says ‘NRM in Australia must recognise that bush burns, droughts happen and flood plains are for floods’.https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/sep/25/we-are-talking-about-drought-proofing-again-they-are-simplistic-solutions-that-will-destroy-australia

Daily Links Sep 25

“You’re failing us, but the young people are starting to understand your betrayal. The eyes of all future generations are upon you. And if you choose to fail us, I say, we will never forgive you.” Spot on, Greta Thunberg, and the choice is a deliberate one.https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/top-quotes-from-the-un-climate-summit/news-story/5310fea9a2e58935c70609931602ff41

Daily Links Sep 24

We have the worst politicians that money can buy with our current donations and election-spending laws. Little wonder people lose faith with the political process when a claimed billionaire can subvert the election to seek influence for his private interests – and coal interests at that.https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/sep/23/clive-palmer-60m-election-spend-shows-need-for-cap-advocates-say