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03 | Hot Mess — Party lines – RN Presents – ABC RN

There’s more to our climate politics than the circus of losing a succession of Prime Ministers. Export earnings, donations, access, revolving doors between politics and industry mean that both sides of politics are close to the fossil fuel sector. In … Continue reading

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Electrified sales overtake diesel in Europe – EV Central

Electrified cars overtake diesels in European market for first time ever. EVs, plug-in and plain hybrid sales up 139 percent year-to-date. — Read on evcentral.com.au/electrified-sales-overtake-diesel-in-europe/ say no more, nudge, wink

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Coffee: here’s the carbon cost of your daily cup – and how to make it climate-friendly

The process that brought you your morning latte could have produced half a kilogram of CO₂. — Read on theconversation.com/coffee-heres-the-carbon-cost-of-your-daily-cup-and-how-to-make-it-climate-friendly-152629 Emissions from coffee as much as 50% emissions from steak!! But can be drastically improved.

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AGL’s dirty gas import terminal: What we learnt from the expert testimony

Environment Victoria | AGL’s dirty gas import terminal: What we learnt from the expert testimony — Read on environmentvictoria.org.au/2020/12/22/exposing-the-impacts-of-agls-gas-import-terminal/

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Carbon speeds crop growth but often for little gain

10 November, 2020 − More carbon dioxide speeds up crop growth with some key food harvests, but extra heat can hit the yield. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/carbon-speeds-crop-growth-but-often-for-little-gain/ – emissions in upper atmosphere cause reflective global cooling, reduction means more infrared … Continue reading

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Climate change worrying more Australians than ever before, Australia Institute report reveals – ABC News

An Australia Institute survey shows the COVID-19 pandemic has not distracted from climate concerns. Rather, Australians are more concerned about the future of the planet than ever. — Read on http://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-28/australia-institute-2020-climate-change-report-concern-growing/12764874

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Ocean research plan seeks to preserve seas’ wealth

9 December, 2020 − A decade of ocean research is about to begin to try to save the planet’s richest habitat from human destruction. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/ocean-research-plan-seeks-to-preserve-seas-wealth/ Huge potential with blue carbon, does it need to be privatised to … Continue reading

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China and Australia face a climate tipping point

8 December, 2020 − Once again, scientists warn that at least part of the world could be facing a climate tipping point. Two parts, in fact. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/china-and-australia-face-a-climate-tipping-point/

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Why Australian cities need post-COVID vision, not free parking

Instead of free parking, our post-COVID CBDs need a big vision to become attractive destinations that aren’t car-friendly at the expense of being people-friendly. — Read on theconversation.com/why-australian-cities-need-post-covid-vision-not-free-parking-150380 In Paris, Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s visionary “15-minute city” plan aims to replace 60,000 surface … Continue reading

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Driving a rental electric vehicle in New Zealand: Another way is possible

It was a VW eGolf (VW won’t export to Australia because we haven’t any emission standards) with one of the smallest batteries on the new EV market, having only an 80% range of about 180k (full range about 230k). — … Continue reading

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