Issue date : Thu 23 January, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 54 Seconds
Number of items : 46
Australia needs a national fire inquiry – these are the 3 key areas it should deliver in
The Conversation
Thu 23 January, 2020
Australia’s bushfire crisis has been unprecedented, so it demands an unprecedented national response. Never before has such a large area been burnt by multiple fires in a single fire season, including bushland in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania.
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Prince Charles pleads for sweeping new economic model to avert climate 'catastrophe'
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 23 January, 2020
London: Prince Charles has pleaded with world leaders and businesses to rapidly shift to a new economic model that revolutionises the interaction between nature and global financial markets and saves the planet from "approaching catastrophe".
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The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Trump sends the wrong message on climate
The Canberra Times
Thu 23 January, 2020
Only Donald Trump could turn an ordinarily dry-as-dust gathering of billionaires, journalists and finance ministers, leavened with a smattering of heads of state, into a credible diversion from impeachment.
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Facts trump the fears
The Australian
Thu 23 January, 2020
The theme for the World Economic forum in Davos this week is “Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World”. It’s a noble aim but one that’s looking increasingly unlikely.
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A carbon shock for the global financial system
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 23 January, 2020
As large swathes of the Australian landscape continue to burn, the world’s central bankers have hit the panic button.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Andrew Forrest says fuel loads, not climate change, are primary cause of bushfires
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 23 January, 2020
London: Australian mining magnate Andrew Forrest has repeated his unsubstantiated claim that the bushfires are primarily caused by fuel loads and arson during an international television appearance in which he called for donors to fund new climate research, saying "the science has so far to go."
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WAToday
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Global renewables company invests in Rockingham waste-to-energy plant
WAToday
Thu 23 January, 2020
One of the world’s leading renewable energy companies has made its first Australian investment in East Rockingham, having acquired a 40 per cent stake in the nation’s second waste-to-energy plant.
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Homes with higher energy ratings sell for more. Here’s how Australian owners could cash in
The Conversation
Thu 23 January, 2020
Everybody wants an energy-efficient home. After all, an energy-efficient home is comfortable to live in, without large energy bills. These can be important factors for prospective home owners or renters. Our review of international research found energy-efficient homes typically fetch a higher price.
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River deltas are changing shape
Cosmos
Thu 23 January, 2020
Deforestation and damming have altered the shape of river deltas across the globe, contributing to a net 54 square kilometres of land gained per year over the past three decades, according to a study published in the journal Nature.
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Malcolm Turnbull slams PM's response to climate change and bushfires
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 22 January, 2020
London: Malcolm Turnbull has accused Prime Minister Scott Morrison of "misleading" Australians over climate change and the summer bushfire disaster, in a dramatic worsening of simmering tensions between both men.
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Hazard burns beat emissions for fires: PM
The Herald Sun
Wed 22 January, 2020
Scott Morrison has argued hazard reduction burns could be more important than cutting carbon emissions in Australia's fight against bushfires.
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The Advertiser
The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
The New Daily
The Newcastle Herald
The Weekly Times
Industry group wants climate policy on agenda in wake of bushfires
The Age
Wed 22 January, 2020
Energy companies will meet Energy Minister Angus Taylor on Thursday to discuss the bushfire response but one peak business lobby says they must also address climate change.
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Malcolm Turnbull says: ‘Trump is the leading climate denier in the world’
News.com.au
Wed 22 January, 2020
Donald Trump is the leading climate change denier in the world, former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull says.
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The Mercury
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The Sydney Morning Herald
Trump the world's 'leading climate denier', Turnbull says
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Yahoo News
Trump top climate change denier: Turnbull
The Canberra Times
The Australian
The Herald Sun
The Guardian
Former Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull says Trump is the world's 'leading climate denier'
Why prescribed burns don’t stop wildfires
WAToday
Wed 22 January, 2020
The Prime Minister has declared hazard-reduction burning is just as important as action on climate change to limit Australia’s wildfire risk – but with lives, properties, flora and fauna at real risk, it is critical to understand the realities and limitations of fire management.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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Business leaders see the light of 'moral capitalism' at Davos
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 22 January, 2020
There is a tendency, probably with good reason, to be cynical about the sight of a conga line of plutocrats lining up in a Swiss ski resort to espouse the virtues of "green finance" and proclaim their commitment to progressive environmental, social and governance agendas.
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Great Australian Bight: Wilderness Society launches legal challenge to Equinor's oil drilling approval
The Guardian
Wed 22 January, 2020
The Wilderness Society has launched legal action challenging the environmental approval granted to Norwegian energy giant Equinor to explore for oil in the Great Australian Bight.
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How fashion uses greenwashing to hide its dirty secrets
Yahoo News
Wed 22 January, 2020
Paris fashion fortnight began last week with an apocalyptic warning. "Our Mother Earth will not be able to support life, we will not be able to breathe... If we don't open our hearts and our minds, it's the End," a disembodied voice intoned as hot Hollywood label Rhude made its Paris debut.
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First Australian port attains sustainability certification
Infrastructure Magazine
Wed 22 January, 2020
EcoPorts, the global standard for environmental sustainability in the ports sector, has officially certified an Australian port for the first time.
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First scientist to link bushfires to climate change 30 years ago says he’s ‘horrified’ to see his findings come true
SBS World News Australia
Wed 22 January, 2020
Australian scientist Tom Beer authored the world’s first research into climate change’s effect on bushfires in the 1980s. More than 30 years later, he’s urging the government to listen to the experts.
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9 News
Climate scientists' push not to be ignored
The Daily Telegraph
The Mercury
Perthnow
The Canberra Times
Massive salvage effort for bushfire-burnt timber a race against time
The Age
Wed 22 January, 2020
Victorian and NSW logging operators face a race against time to salvage millions of tonnes of timber from the states’ charred fire grounds before the wood becomes unusable.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Australia faces falling inflows even as demand for water grows
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 22 January, 2020
Reservoirs across Australia are recording dwindling inflows as the climate warms and dries, a trend that is likely to continue and force cities, including Melbourne and Sydney, to bolster the security of water supplies.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Recycling market review lays out export ban challenges
Inside Waste
Wed 22 January, 2020
The export of some paper and cardboard packaging will be “necessary”, despite plans to ban the export of these materials within two-and-a-half years, a new report has indicated.
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Global warning: how to overcome eco-anxiety and reduce your own personal carbon footprint
Vogue Australia
Wed 22 January, 2020
As we enter a new year and a new decade, the tendency to look inwards and improve ourselves with resolutions has been replaced with a desire to help future-proof the world instead. Noelle Faulkner grapples with a case of eco-anxiety and the realities of reducing her carbon footprint.
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