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It’s unavoidable: we must ban fossil fuels to save our planet. Here’s how we do it

Twice before, humanity has mitigated severe global environmental threats. In both cases we did this not with ‘cap and trade’ systems, taxes, or offsets, but with bans — Read on amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/mar/09/its-unavoidable-we-must-ban-fossil-fuels-to-save-our-planet-heres-how-we-do-it Can it get any clearer? Leave it in the … Continue reading

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Carbon emissions slow, but not nearly fast enough

8 March 2021 − Global shutdown during Covid-19 has forced down carbon emissions. But no inadvertent pause can replace global resolve. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/carbon-emissions-slow-but-not-nearly-fast-enough/ Scary stuff, pathetic response, even with help(!)of COVID

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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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Japan MPs declare climate emergency as government sets zero emissions goal

Japan MPs declare climate emergency as government sets zero emissions goal | Eco News — Read on econews.com.au/65842/japan-mps-declare-climate-emergency-as-government-sets-zero-emissions-goal/ Japan, the world’s fifth-biggest carbon emitter, joins fellow Group of Seven (G7) members Britain, Canada and France in similar resolutions, as well … Continue reading

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Lack of climate action over 50 years will cost Australian economy $3.4Tn and 880,000 jobs – report

If policies promoting net zero emissions by 2050 are adopted 250,000 jobs would be created and $680bn added to the economy — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/02/lack-of-climate-action-over-50-years-will-cost-the-economy-34tn-and-880000-jobs-report and more expensive the longer we delay…

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Options reduce emissions : Fee and Dividend v. Cap and Trade

http://www.gci.org.uk/Documents/FeeAndDividend.CliveEllsworth.July2014.pdf

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3 bn people may face Saharan heat levels by 2070 | Climate News Network

3 June, 2020 – For three billion people or more, heat levels could prove almost impossible for human civilisation – in half a century. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/3-bn-people-may-face-saharan-heat-levels-by-2070/

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No rainforest, no monsoon: get ready for a warmer world | New Scientist

“Even under a low warming scenario, the frequency rises by 10 to 50 per cent,” says David Karoly of the University of Melbourne, who reviewed a range of wildfire projections. “We are unleashing hell in Australia” The world could become 4 °C … Continue reading

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Climate summit calls for urgent action after Australia’s fire-hit summer

Thanks to The Guardian for this courage, missing from other media outlets, despite recent extreme weather catastrophe. Also it’s important to recognise that this event was sold out for Melbourne Town Hall, then sold out in Capitol Theatre for streaming … Continue reading

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Carmichael mine jobs need ’21 times the subsidies’ of renewables, says lobby group

 Solar panels. The Clean Energy Finance Corporation has announced a $20m investment in the Ross River solar farm in Townsville, a 116MW project expected to deliver 150 jobs. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP Federal funding for Adani project amounts to $683,060 a … Continue reading

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