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Scott Morrison, the Murdochs and the crime of the century

Alan Kohler: Scott Morrison, the Murdochs and the crime of the century — Read on thenewdaily.com.au/finance/finance-news/2021/04/26/crime-of-the-century-alan-kohler/amp/ Punching above his weight, a champion

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Paul Ehrlich reflects after 50 years – The Science Show

He said we were in trouble when world population was 3.7 billion. Now it has more than doubled. — Read on http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/paul-ehrlich-reflects-after-50-years/13577042 Imagine how antivaxers and fossil fuel fans will behave when they can’t run aircon any more and squeeze … Continue reading

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5 reasons why Morrison government needs a net-zero target, not just a flimsy plan

If the Morrison government does want to show it takes climate policy seriously, it must set a credible 2030 target. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/5-reasons-why-morrison-government-needs-a-net-zero-target-not-just-a-flimsy-plan/ is this something our Flim Flam PM man has any hope of doing?

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Liberal-controlled oversight committee says Taylor’s ARENA changes should be cancelled

Senate oversight committee says controversial regulations that push ARENA into funding non renewable technologies, including CCS – be cancelled. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/liberal-controlled-oversight-committee-says-taylors-arena-changes-should-be-cancelled/ Minister Taylor trying it on yet again

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September 22 is world car free day, so what’s happening in Australia?

It’s not enough to switch from fossil fuel vehicles to EVs. The world also needs to encourage fewer car trips and more sustainable transport. — Read on thedriven.io/2021/09/21/september-22-is-world-car-free-day-so-whats-happening-in-australia/ Started in Nederlands, as long ago as 1970, some catching up for … Continue reading

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Mass Mailout for Climate

Mass Mailout for Climate — Read on massmailoutforclimate.org/ Please just a letter simple enough for politician, say we need climate action both here and Glasgow COP26 UN Climate Conference

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Snowy 2.0 hit by another blow out in costs, and consumers will foot the bill

New report questions assumptions over costs and benefits of new transmission link for Snowy 2.0, and why consumers will be lumped with the cost. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/snowy-2-0-hit-by-another-blow-out-in-costs-and-consumers-will-foot-the-bill/ Yet another Koolaid fuelled cost/benefit cockup by Scomo & Co

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The dubious modelling behind Energy Security Board’s capacity market proposal

Angus Taylor’s claims of a $1.3 billion saving from a capacity market for fossil fuel generators are based on a model that doesn’t exist. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/the-dubious-modelling-behind-energy-security-boards-capacity-market-proposal/amp/ How low can they go and still get away with it? “September … Continue reading

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Sussan Ley approves first coal project since court rules she owes children duty of care

Environment minister’s decision on Wollongong Coal expansion follows finding she has a duty to protect children from climate crisis — Read on amp.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/sep/03/sussan-ley-approves-first-coal-project-since-court-rules-she-owes-children-duty-of-care How unlucky is Australia with Sussan?

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Climate change deniers are as slippery as those who justified the slave trade | Nick Cohen | The Guardian

Global warming sceptics should be hiding in corners. But still some defend the indefensible — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/sep/04/climate-change-deniers-are-as-slippery-as-those-who-justified-the-slave-trade “Like late 18th-century opponents of abolishing the slave trade, Lord Lawson and the claque of Conservative cranks who filled the comment pages … Continue reading

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