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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.

UN Secretary General: “We face a direct existential threat” on climate for “the emergency we face”

Is all humanity just going to let itself get marched over the cliff edge? Bernie. UN Secretary General speech of 10 September 2018 (extracts) “Climate change is the defining issue of our time – and we are at a defining … Continue reading

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Revealed: the extent of job-swapping between public servants and fossil fuel lobbyists

Australia slips further down rankings, definitely now need Federal Anti-corruption IBAC http://theconversation.com/revealed-the-extent-of-job-swapping-between-public-servants-and-fossil-fuel-lobbyists-88695

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Janet Yellen calls for US carbon tax | Financial Times

But will the leopard actually change its stripes? https://www.ft.com/content/a70edd88-b486-11e8-bbc3-ccd7de085ffe

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EU lawmakers back 45 percent CO2 cut for cars, vans by 2030 | Reuters

While our new PM no doubt aspires to coal fired cars. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-auto-emissions/eu-lawmakers-back-45-percent-co2-cut-for-cars-vans-by-2030-idUSKCN1LQ2F5?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews

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Forests cut warming better than technology

So stop it, before you go blind! There’s no other way. So much waste with BECCS, no Drawdown, not even carbon neutral. https://mailchi.mp/climatenewsnetwork/forests-cut-warming-better-than-technology?e=81a8983ef7

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Many Major Airports Are Near Sea Level. A Disaster in Japan Shows What Can Go Wrong. – The New York Times

Do our leaders still play with idea of new international airport at Koo Wee Rup? Are they planning to recreate era of flying boats? https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/07/climate/airport-global-warming-kansai.html

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Staff layoffs leave Cumbria nuclear plans on the brink

Another newly built nuke to be mothballed. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/staff-layoffs-leave-cumbria-nuclear-plans-on-the-brink-5mfgkcz3j

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Carbon removal is not enough to save climate

New papers comparing not reducing emissions v removal of emissions from atmosphere. And they all loved happily ever after. https://mailchi.mp/climatenewsnetwork/carbon-removal-is-not-enough-to-save-climate?e=81a8983ef7

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Another nuke, to be or not, UK Hinkley?

Hopelessly late and expensive, Austria is proceeding with legal action on EU court, to stop Hinkley, based on unfair finance and guaranteed, subsidised, high market price if it ever gets to go ahead. https://www-timeslive-co-za.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.timeslive.co.za/amp/news/world/2018-09-03-no-nukes-for-uk-says-austria/?amp_js_v=a2&_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQECAFYAQ%3D%3D#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.timeslive.co.za%2Fnews%2Fworld%2F2018-09-03-no-nukes-for-uk-says-austria%2F

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Another zero km, as new nuke

“Opposition to nuclear power is widespread in Austria, which built a nuclear reactor but never brought it on line. Voters rejected plans to bring it into operation in a referendum in 1978 and the reactor, at Zwentendorf on the Danube … Continue reading

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