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Climate science’s worst case is today’s reality

Climate science’s worst case is today’s reality — Read on mailchi.mp/climatenewsnetwork/climate-sciences-worst-case-is-todays-reality

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The S&P 500 nears its all-time high. Here’s why stock markets are defying economic reality

Normally stock markets tell us a lot about the economy. In 2020 that’s no longer the case. — Read on theconversation.com/the-sandp-500-nears-its-all-time-high-heres-why-stock-markets-are-defying-economic-reality-142707

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Scott Morrison’s climate curse hasn’t gone away

“Brussels is moving ahead with a tax on imports from countries with lower carbon emissions standards than Europe’s.” Covid-19 might have rescued the Coalition from criticisms of its climate policies, but it can’t dodge them forever — Read on insidestory.org.au/scott-morrisons-climate-curse-hasnt-gone-away/

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Indian law restores once dried-up rivers to villagers

Desperately needed management for Australia, distributed retention of moisture in soils for drought resistance and controllable burn, not catastrophic, fires. 7 August, 2020 – Indian villagers who brought dried-up rivers back to life then had to fight a legal battle … Continue reading

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World is now shutting down coal plants faster than it’s opening them

That’s good news for global emissions. And the change is not just due to the pandemic, experts say. — Read on http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/world-global-coal-power-capacity-has-fell-in-2020/12523904

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Ireland’s Supreme Court damns climate policies

“There was “no legal basis for a lack of political will” on the issue, said Daly.” 4 August, 2020 – The country’s highest judicial authority, Ireland’s Supreme Court, says the government’s climate policy is not up to the job. — … Continue reading

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Unisuper dumps coal assets as sector turns its back on fossil fuels

“Unisuper’s Global Environmental Opportunities fund that excludes oil, gas and coal companies and returned 13.9 per cent for the year, compared to its balanced fund which returned 1 per cent.” Unisuper has dropped its holdings in three ASX-listed energy companies … Continue reading

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Unplugged: How the gas industry is fighting efforts to electrify buildings

Desparate tactics USA – what the gas industry calls “renewable natural gas.” Gas industry is spending large sums of money on PR and marketing campaigns, astroturfing and front groups to oppose initiatives aimed at curbing direct gas use. — Read on … Continue reading

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Shell buys into carbon offsets market, adding to solar and battery purchases

If owners of previous energy supply now put big $ into renewables, is the zero carbon transition actually imminent? Shell expands its Australian push into businesses beyond the fossil fuel sector with the acquisition of carbon offset firm Select Carbon. … Continue reading

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World’s nuclear fusion dream takes a leap forward

Eureka – “danger threshold of temperatures of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels already close, there may not be enough time left for the fusion dream to be realised.” 29 July, 2020 – The biggest science experiment on Earth could avert climate … Continue reading

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