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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.

A Darwinian survival story: Barnaby’s northern port is more of a crazy boondoggle than thought – Michael West Media

It would appear the $1.5 billion gas port that Barnaby Joyce wants to build in the Port of Darwin doesn’t stack up on any measure. — Read on http://www.michaelwest.com.au/a-darwinian-survival-story-our-northern-port-is-even-more-of-a-disaster-than-first-thought/ The Beetrooter excels himself, again

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Climate adaptation: how this ‘ugly cousin’ went from zero to … hero?

If you’re not something straightforward like a lawyer or a teacher or an electrician, there’s a question you hate getting at dinner parties – what do you do? And this week on Ockham’s Razor we’re hearing from someone who particularly … Continue reading

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Australia’s climate failures could double spiralling debt costs, government modeling shows

Government modelling shows failure to act on climate change could add tens of billions of dollars a year to cost of servicing Australia’s spiralling debt. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/australias-climate-failures-could-double-spiralling-debt-costs-government-modelling-shows/ say no more, nod’s as good as a wink

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“Dangerous radicals:” UN takes aim at Australia over fossil fuels and climate lies

Investing in new fossil fuels infrastructure is moral and economic madness. Such investments will soon be stranded assets — a blot on the landscape and a blight on investment portfolios.” — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/dangerous-radicals-un-takes-aim-at-australia-over-fossil-fuels-and-climate-lies/ And no sign of any improvement.

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COALition 20% emission reduction “Positive Energy” ads are lies – Australia’s emissions risen since 2005 (disregarding land use accounting tricks)

Australia’s emissions have risen since 2005, apart from land use accounting tricks | RenewEconomy — Read on http://www.google.com.au/amp/s/reneweconomy.com.au/australias-emissions-have-risen-since-2005-apart-from-land-use-accounting-tricks/amp/ If Positive Energy ads drive you crazy, here’s Graph by IPCC, showing Australia emissions increasing(not 20% reduction from shonky deforestation never proposed)

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“Dangerous radicals:” UN takes aim at Australia over fossil fuels and climate lies

“Climate activists are sometimes depicted as dangerous radicals. But, the truly dangerous radicals are the countries that are increasing the production of fossil fuels,” Guterres said. “Investing in new fossil fuels infrastructure is moral and economic madness. Such investments will … Continue reading

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Australia plans to be a big green hydrogen exporter to Asian markets – but they don’t need it

New research finds Japan has 14 times more solar and offshore wind energy potential than needed to supply all its current electricity demand. It doesn’t need Australia. — Read on theconversation.com/australia-plans-to-be-a-big-green-hydrogen-exporter-to-asian-markets-but-they-dont-need-it-179381 do we trust blind faith in COALition that export … Continue reading

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Airbus flies A380 passenger jet on 100% biofuel for the first time

As part of a broader push on part of the aviation industry to reduce its carbon footprint, Airbus has conducted the first ever flight of its giant A380 jumbo jet using 100 percent biofuel, made up of primarily cooking oil. … Continue reading

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Australian fossil fuel subsidies surge to $11.6 billion 2021-22

Australian fossil fuel subsidies surge to $11.6 billion in 2021-22 – The Australia Institute — Read on australiainstitute.org.au/post/australian-fossil-fuel-subsidies-surge-to-11-6-billion-in-2021-22/ you need to let them know you know and help get rid of them

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Fossil fuel giant Woodside turns to concentrated solar tech in new hydrogen play

Woodside invests in US concentrated solar technology with view to power, heat and hydrogen opportunities. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/fossil-fuel-giant-woodside-turns-to-concentrated-solar-tech-in-new-hydrogen-play/ is this low cost attempt to pretend not really mega fossil Corp?

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