Daily Links Nov 17

The Murray Darling Basin Plan has been a dud and many water extracters have guaranteed that it was. I recall reading Claire Miller’s articles for many years in The Age arguing for environmental protection, now I see she’s working for the NSW Irrigators’ Council. Just sayin’.https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-17/murray-darling-missing-water-in-floodplains/12887342

Daily Links Nov 16

It would be breath-taking for the LNP to become champions for change on climate policy as this article suggests and, while I’m hopeful, I remain highly sceptical. They seem committed to a gas-led recovery and the addition of ‘U’ to make CCS into CCUS, into Carbon Capture Use and Storage, is still lipstick on a pig.https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/what-climate-wars-the-coalition-s-ship-is-changing-tack-20201112-p56e5c.html

Daily Links Nov 15

So why isn’t the CFMMEU part of the Hunter Jobs Alliance? Which bit of the world-wide movement away from coal can’t they see? They do their members a real disservice. …

Daily Links Nov 14

To bastardise Margaret Mead, Tony Abbott mightn’t have been thoughtful but he was certainly committed and by himself, he set back our nation at least a decade. His bitter legacy is still being seen.Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. Margaret Meadhttps://www.theage.com.au/politics/federal/the-ghost-of-tony-abbott-paralyses-canberra-on-climate-action-20201113-p56eh7.html

Daily Links Nov 13

On our current emissions trajectory, 2019, our hottest year on record with all the grief that it brought, will be at the bottom end of the range by 2080. Let that sink in.https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-13/bom-and-csiro-state-of-the-climate-2020/12871690

Daily Links Nov 12

Coal Fitzgibbon was a brake on progressive climate policy. As Dreyfus says, economy v environment is a false dichotomy. Victorian Labor has been very active in assisting the transition from brown coal in the Latrobe Valley. The Hunter needs a similar program, not to save Fitzgibbon but to save the regional economy as we save the environment.https://reneweconomy.com.au/with-fitzgibbon-gone-labor-has-a-chance-to-be-a-climate-leader-94991/

Daily Links Nov 11

Is it just Mark McGowan and the regular eruptions of sandgroper chauvinism that wants state-based environmental approvals or is there a more general enthusiasm for the states more generally to have more power? And there’s nothing here to say that the ALP is better on these matters than the LNP. For the environment and all who depend upon it, ie every Australian – humans and non-human alike, this could end in tears.https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/10/coalition-prepared-transfer-of-environmental-powers-to-states-months-before-epbc-review-reported

Daily Links Nov 10

Gone bush, too relaxed for the detail. From: Maelor Himbury <maelor@melbpc.org.au>Date: 10 November 2020 at 9:08:05 am AEDTTo: undisclosed-recipients:;Subject: Daily Links Nov 10 Post of the Day America’s poised for …

Daily Links Nov 9

If you had a political party that represented farmers’ interests, you might have a voice in Canberra. Unfortunately, there’s the supposedly free market party, the party of coal and gas interests and a party that’s been in opposition for the better half of a decade. Better get out and service that CFA or RFS truck, Peter.

Daily Links Nov 8

Phew, the planet might start to heal with this first step. We do wish the US public well and trust that they can heal too. What does it say though that nearly half think Trump is worthy of their support? Healing will not be easy.https://www.miragenews.com/joe-biden-and-kamala-harris-cinch-win-climate-group-responds/