Daily Links Aug 25

Continuous growth on a finite planet is not just oxymoronic, it is moronic. Instead of GDP as our measure of success, the move to a GPI, a Genuine Progress Indicator, might help us see how we are tracking.https://independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/the-endless-growth-paradigm-,13039

Daily Links Aug 24

Here is a man given to devotion. Recall this image and keep it in your memory.https://reneweconomy.com.au/one-year-on-how-good-is-morrisons-climate-and-energy-denial-38828/

Daily Links Aug 23

The average temperature in July was over 1.7 degrees Fahrenheit greater than the 20th century average. There are fires in all manner of places due to these higher temperatures. When, oh when, will the captains of industry, supported by their captive politicians, decide the response is cheaper than the money they make through business as usual?https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/08/21/wildfires-july-hottest-month-ever-fires-rage-across-globe/2070418001/

Daily Links Aug 22

Richard Flanagan tells it like it is. We can’t rely on others to do what’s right for us all. In fact the Clapper and What’s-his-name Deputy PM are doing what’s …

Daily Links Aug 21

From: Maelor Himbury <maelor@melbpc.org.au>Date: 21 August 2019 at 9:01:44 am AESTSubject: Daily Links Aug 21 Post of the Day Plants could remove six years of carbon dioxide emissions — if …

Daily Links Aug 21

This could well be what free-market capitalism is all about. Sovereignty, schmovereignty, buy an island and the population gets thrown in. The bromance between the Pentecostal PM and the Orange Grabber could see an offer being made to buy Australia. Oh wait, there’s probably no need to, he has us in so many ways alreadyhttps://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/money-can-buy-anything-so-why-not-greenland-20190820-p52ivt.html

Daily Links Aug 20

From the ‘neighbours from hell’, a step-up becomes a stuff-up.https://newmatilda.com/2019/08/19/charm-offensive-from-the-neighbours-from-hell-i-e-australia-ends-exactly-how-you-might-think-it-would/

Daily Links Aug 19

We’re the 14th largest emitter of CO2 into the atmosphere and the 3rd largest exporter of solid CO2 equivalents to countries where they’ll release it into the atmosphere. We’re not the global citizen we once were, on this front as on others.https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/19/australia-is-third-largest-exporter-of-fossil-fuels-behind-russia-and-saudi-arabia

Daily Links Aug 18

Mr What’s-his-name, as Acting PM, has dropped a clanger in claiming the Pacific nations will be ok as their lands submerge because ‘they can pick our fruit’. We did know that too many of that lot were light on for grey matter but wouldn’t you try to hide it?https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-17/fiji-slams-australia-deputy-pm-for-climate-forum-fruit-comment/11424444

Daily Links Aug 17

How come the prospect of Adani’s Carmichael Mine is still an alive thing? On every relevant criterion, it is dumb, dumb, dumb!https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-16/adani-snubbed-by-rail-company-as-aurizon-faces-pressure/11418900