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This is on behalf of local climate change group. Material is selected by Bernie McComb and does not necessarily represent opinion of whole group.

HeatWatch QLD: Extreme heat in the Sunshine State

Why has anybody bothered to talk about Adani for so long when much of Queensland will soon be uninhabitable? Australia makes a vastly disproportionate contribution to global warming. It is one of the lowest ranked countries in the world on … Continue reading

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Flight shame: Planes to get pollution ratings so travellers can choose

Wow, will they even get real by cancelling tax exemption for aircraft? Surely airlines aren’t considered to be tax exempt like religions? smh.com.au

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An easy-breezy idea for the Minister for Emissions Reduction

Can Minister Angsty(Taylor) be relied upon to accept the blindingly obvious? RenewEconomy

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Batteries the winner, as 5-minute rule promises to end gas market gaming | RenewEconomy

Hallelujah, finally. Will sanity prevail or will COALition intervene to prevent Free Market again? RenewEconomy

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Top Republican admits tax cut bill mostly a lie

From USA but doesn’t this sound familiar: The federal budget deficit was $738 billion for the first eight months of fiscal year 2019, the CBO estimates, $206 billion more than the deficit recorded during the same period last year,” said … Continue reading

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Study: 50 degree extreme heat days possible in Melbourne

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Arctic death spiral speeds up sixfold, driving coastal permafrost collapse

Coastal retreat as big as 3ft per day with even more worries as major methane release ThinkProgress

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Adani coalmine: most Queenslanders want water licence revoked, poll finds

Almost 70% of all voters agreed the licence, to extract groundwater for the Carmichael coalmine, should be revoked to safeguard water for farmers. Half of Liberal National party voters and three in four One Nation voters also agreed. As of … Continue reading

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Managing energy use is key to transition to renewables

How good would it be if Australia had leaders prepared to understand this? Creating economic growth and jobs: Energy efficiency improvements increased global GDP by an estimated AU$2.8 trillion in 2017. In California alone there are an estimated 310,433 jobs … Continue reading

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Why waste incinerator for woodchip mill is a stupid idea

Looks like this now has approval with EPA but concise set of reasons, at link below, why garbage burning is now discredited in many countries. Only in Australia, going backwards again. Environment East Gippsland

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