Australia’s de-facto carbon price at record high, may reach $50 per tonne | RenewEconomy

Australian carbon credits tipped to jump to $50 per tonne, riding surge in corporate demand even as federal government sits idle on climate policy.
— Read on reneweconomy.com.au/australias-de-facto-carbon-price-at-record-high-may-reach-50-per-tonne/

despite Doolittle Scomo no climate policy

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A Fox News Climate Disinformation Channel Is The Last Thing We Need | HuffPost

A Fox News Climate Disinformation Channel Is The Last Thing We Need | HuffPost
— Read on m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_60e71972e4b0787790104425

Murdoch must be making Goebbels roll in his grave with envy

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Australia: one of the world’s worst transport polluters

climateanalytics.org/media/australiaclimatefactsheets2019-transportsector-climateanalytics.pdf

Australia’s combined vehicle fleet of 19.2 million vehicles is one of the world’s most polluting and least efficient. Current lack of policies and the fact that over one million new vehicles are purchased per year, will mean Australia will continue to fall even further behind the rest of the world. Other countries are doing a much better job of

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First Australian scorecard of vehicle CO2 emissions reveals best and worst brands The Guardian

First Australian scorecard of vehicle CO2 emissions reveals best and worst brands | Australia news | The Guardian
— Read on www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/apr/12/first-australian-scorecard-of-vehicle-co2-emissions-reveals-best-and-worst-brands

…initiative could be further improved with adoption of the newer Worldwide Harmonized Light-duty Test Procedure (WLTP) standard that has been used overseas since 2017 to more accurately measure real-world CO2 emissions.

The FCAI’s current methodology relies on a legislated test called the New European Drive Cycle (NEDC) that was developed in the early 1970s and does not accurately capture real-world emissions. In 2015, the difference between the result obtained in the lab using the NEDC and real-world on-road emissions was as high as 40%.

And Australia has worst in OECD quality standards for fuels.

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More carbon dioxide will dry world’s rainforests

7 July, 2021 − More carbon dioxide could parch the rainforest as effectively as the woodman’s axe or farmer’s torch. Both are on the cards.
— Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/more-carbon-dioxide-will-dry-worlds-rainforests/

more CO2 needs more H2O to make more tree material which reduces H2O into clouds in wave to next day rainfall to west.

Some commentators think that humans are a pandemic making Mother Nature sick and/or fighting back.

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Melting tropical glaciers sound an early warning | Climate News Network

5 July, 2021 − Climate change means melting tropical glaciers are losing frozen landscapes of great beauty − and high value to millions.
— Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/melting-tropical-glaciers-sound-an-early-warning/

The science doesn’t change the trajectory we’re on,” said Professor Thompson. “Regardless of how clear the science is, we need something to happen to change that trajectory.”

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Volkswagen’s battery plans a ‘game changer’ for Australian minerals: government

VW’s plan to mass produce a “unified cell” battery at half the cost of current produciton could turbo-charge Australia’s lithium and nickel exports.
— Read on thedriven.io/2021/06/30/volkswagens-battery-plans-a-game-changer-for-australian-minerals-government/

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Pumped hydro boost follows “battery blitz” as state responds to Callide coal explosion | RenewEconomy

Queensland to invest in pumped hydro storage upgrade as it continues to look to energy storage in response to the Callide coal generator explosion.
— Read on reneweconomy.com.au/pumped-hydro-boost-follows-battery-blitz-as-state-responds-to-callide-coal-explosion/

Pumped hydro doesn’t need to be at river or lake, just height difference between ponds, water delivered then protected from evaporation with membrane.

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Senior National admits farmers are not party’s core constituency

Senator Matt Canavan also said landholders who took part in carbon farming – a policy the government is supporting – would “retire to the coast” and spend their money in “the Gold Coast or eastern suburbs of Sydney”, rather than in regional communities.
— Read on www.farmonline.com.au/story/7326181/senior-national-admits-farmers-are-not-partys-core-constituency/

The biggest threat to nation’s future in next 10 to 20 years was not climate change, Senator Canavan said, it was aggression from China.

“That’s the biggest risk to our peace, prosperity and security,” he said.

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There aren’t enough trees in the world to offset society’s carbon emissions – and there never will be

There aren’t enough trees in the world to offset society’s carbon emissions – and there never will be
— Read on www.google.com.au/amp/s/theconversation.com/amp/there-arent-enough-trees-in-the-world-to-offset-societys-carbon-emissions-and-there-never-will-be-158181

More importantly, viewing natural ecosystems as “climate solutions” gives the misleading impression that forests can function like an infinitely absorbent mop to clean up the ever increasing flood of human caused CO emissions.

If we absolutely maximised the amount of vegetation all land on Earth could hold, we’d sequester enough carbon to offset about ten years of greenhouse gas emissions at current rates. After that, there could be no further increase in carbon capture.

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