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‘One for the History Books!’: Dutch Court Puts World on Notice Ordering Government to Move Faster on Emission Cuts

Great news, especially for EJA lawyers here who have been working towards similar court orders for action by government in Australia…bring it on https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/10/09/one-history-books-dutch-court-puts-world-notice-ordering-government-move-faster

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ENSO Wrap-Up

Risk of El Niño forming in 2018 is now around 70%; triple the normal likelihood. But how much less likely that current AFP (Australian Federal Plotocrats) will respond to such risk? http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/enso/

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Melbourne airport expansion – call for moratorium

As well as airport itself, what sense so much investment also for monster freeway, maybe even rail link, when Climate Emergency expected to mandate necessary drastic reduction in flights. https://climateactionmoreland.org/2018/10/01/call-for-moratorium-on-melbourne-airport-expansion/

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Coping with the 50 degree city – Blueprint for Living – ABC RN

A sobering read but neglects to mention overnight lows rising more than daytime highs and more dangerous. Interesting detail how organ failure. http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/blueprintforliving/coping-with-the-50-degree-city/10246356

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Regulator’s report points to outrageous gaming of South Australia energy market | RenewEconomy

Who’s still sentimental about leadership when confronted with privatisation, extortion casino legacy of this energy, and many other legacies, of John Howard regime? https://reneweconomy.com.au/regulators-report-points-to-outrageous-gaming-of-south-australia-energy-market-77433/

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Tesla to consider making electric cars in Australia if ‘opportunity arises’ | RenewEconomy

Big ask that we should care about emissions from transport, to justify purchase price rebates, to make EVs attractive, when recent obsession with power generation has displaced concern about emissions from all other sectors and accomplished less than nothing. https://reneweconomy.com.au/tesla-to-consider-making-electric-cars-in-australia-if-opportunity-arises-99194/

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New Zealand’s politicians just came up with a good plan — together – ABC

Sounds like bipartisan cooperation has been coming for a year or 3 in NZ….meanwhile,in Oz, if only… http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-13/new-zealand-climate-change-zero-emissions-jacinda-ardern/10207334?pfmredir=sm

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Failure to act on climate will cost trillions, trash global economies | RenewEconomy

If current 1.1degC warming is not safe, why pretend that 1.5 or 2 is worth fussing about, especially when promises from Paris amount to 3 to 5degC? Do we not live under false economy in fools paradise? Join Climate Emergency. … Continue reading

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The inconvenient truths about South Australia’s renewable success | RenewEconomy

If only class action by renewables industry could be actioned for good old slander/defamation, against COALition, making themselves look more and more stupid. https://reneweconomy.com.au/the-inconvenient-truths-about-south-australias-renewable-success-86561/

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An Australian-made electric car for $20,000 by 2020? | The Driven

But how long will it take to get Manufacturing Plan which doesn’t conflict with Free Market Plan(so free that local manufacturing undermined)? https://thedriven.io/2018/09/05/uniti-electric-car/

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