California slashes emissions, hits major greenhouse gas goal years early

For how many years now has Climate Emergency been something that California has seen coming? In 2016, their emissions were less than 1990. This was target set in 2006 to be met by 2020. Economy is not hurt, growth is 4.9% and unemployment is record low. New target is 40% more by 2030. In comparison, how can we let our lot make us look such a bunch of no hopers?

https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/California-hits-2020-greenhouse-gas-reduction-13066821.php

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Hydrogen fuel breakthrough in Queensland could fire up massive new export market – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-08/hydrogen-fuel-breakthrough-csiro-game-changer-export-potential/10082514?pfmredir=sm

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Toyota slams fuel quality standards

Another cock up, they want “growth” but insist on cheapness of E91 petrol and coal fired electricity, disregarding fuel saving and better performance with E95 petrol and zero cost fuel, zero pollution for renewables. Go figure..

https://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/motoring/motoring-news/toyota-claims-fuel-quality-standards-are-blocking-hitech-superefficient-cars/news-story/86c42083536425d7d213031008a8efb4

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Barrier Reef Foundation grant ‘unthinkable, mind-blowing’, former board member says – ABC News

Yet another cock up…

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-09/barrier-reef-foundation-grant-shocking-myer-former-board-member/10090780

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Earth at risk of ‘hothouse climate’ where efforts to reduce emissions will have no impact, study finds – ABC News

Say no more, this a compulsory read:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-07/climate-heading-for-tipping-point-and-risk-of-hothouse-earth/10080274

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‘Big call’: Minister refuses to link drought to climate change on Q&A

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U.S. Government being sued over climate change, and Supreme Court just ruled that Trump Admin must face them in court. #YEARSproject

Wonderful video looks like times might finally be changing, onya kids…

https://www.facebook.com/foemelbourne/

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Alternative to polythene bag

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Reconciling energy and Indigenous rights

Same in Australia when diesel power provided to remote comunities, annual cost of diesel itself can be more than community annual income

http://community.davidsuzuki.org/index.php/email/emailWebview?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWWpGaE5tSmxaVEU0TWpaaSIsInQiOiJWXC9jWXByeWs5eEt0dHhkZTZWeTMydUR4ZE1HYm5QbE1aaE1Nb0VUK2ZVUWVnNkJUb3FvMDVackVzZUdGXC9GYzlwTHFHUGpxUjZXY25nUGxmSUxXZ1kwMmpZXC9oY0FBaThGT3ZtV3M2dGVcL2tIaTBRd0p5NzE4cE8xa2FiY3o0eVYifQ%3D%3D

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Hot enough for deniers?

Europe is set to experience its warmest day as Spain and Portugal look likely to reach temperatures as high as 48-50 degrees Celsius later this week.

http://www.euronews.com/amp/2018/08/01/temperatures-in-spain-and-portugal-could-exceed-48-degrees-breaking-all-time-europe-record?__twitter_impression=true

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