Issue date : Tue 4 December, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 03 Seconds
Number of items : 36
Famed naturalist David Attenborough warns world leaders human civilisation could collapse
News.com.au
Tue 4 December, 2018
British broadcaster and environmentalist David Attenborough has urged world leaders, meeting in Poland to agree ways to limit global warming, to get on and tackle “our greatest threat in thousands of years”.
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At-risk nations plead for 'justice' at UN climate summit
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 4 December, 2018
Nations facing imminent environmental disaster on Monday called on rich polluters to help them back from the brink, as the UN warned the world's plan to avoid climate catastrophe was "way off course".
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Tuvalu Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga says Australia's climate change inaction undermines its 'Pacific pivot'
ABC News
Tue 4 December, 2018
The Prime Minister of Tuvalu Enele Sopoaga has warned Australia that its "Pacific pivot" risks being fatally undermined by its climate change policies ahead of crucial talks in Poland.
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Climate change 'single greatest threat' says Pacific Island leader
9 News
Climate change risks Pacific pivot: Tuvalu
NT News
SBS World News Australia
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
Yahoo!7 News
'Scientific fact': NSW Liberals highlight climate difference from Feds
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 4 December, 2018
The Liberal-led NSW government remains committed to cutting carbon emissions regardless of changes of policy by federal counterparts, Energy Minister Don Harwin will tell a Sydney conference on Tuesday.
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Stokes accuses federal MPs of 'wilful ignorance' on climate
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 4 December, 2018
NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes has accused some of his federal counterparts of wilful ignorance over climate change, saying he understood why striking students were frustrated.
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Protecting the bush 'front and centre' in new planning strategy
The Canberra Times
Tue 4 December, 2018
Canberra must contain its urban sprawl or risk losing its status as the bush capital, ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr has warned.
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'I don’t believe that': how a 17-year-old student stole the show on Q&A
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 4 December, 2018
How to make the best of the spectacle of dysfunction known as 2018? Let’s call it The Year Of The Pissed-Off Kids. On Monday night, Q&A reminded us that there has actually been some good to be found in this bastard year of the baffling and bewildering.
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‘You don’t care’: Kid that schooled politicians
NT News
The Advertiser
MUNGO MACCALLUM: Morrison's and the Adani lesson
Independent Australia
Tue 4 December, 2018
The future is not on the side of Adani or the PM, as the groundswell of youth leading the charge against climate change clearly shows.
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The genome of Lonesome George
Cosmos
Tue 4 December, 2018
Giant tortoise DNA gives hints to cancer resistance and ageing. Nick Carne reports.
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We all buy slave-made products: here’s how we avoid feeling guilty
The Conversation
Tue 4 December, 2018
We consume the products of slavery every day. All of us. Today’s globalised supply chains make it is almost impossible to avoid goods or services free of the fingerprints of slavery. Electronic gadgets, clothing, fish, cocoa and cane sugar are the products mostly likely to be tainted.
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Coal question looms large as climate talks begin in Poland
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 3 December, 2018
Katowice, Poland: Negotiators from around the world opened the United Nations' annual climate change conference on Sunday in a Polish city built around mining coal, widely seen as a main culprit behind global warming.
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COP24: 12 years from disaster – editors’ guide to what our academic experts say is needed to fight climate change
The Conversation
Mon 3 December, 2018
World leaders are gathering in Katowice, Poland, to negotiate the world’s response to climate change. The 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) will last from December 3-14 and its primary aim is to reach agreement on how the Paris Agreement of 2015 will be implemented. In a year which saw record weather extremes and an extraordinary announcement from the UN that we have only 12 years to limit catastrophe, the need for meaningful progress has never been greater.
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COP24: here’s what must be agreed to keep warming at 1.5°C
The Conversation
Mon 3 December, 2018
The Paris Agreement of 2015 has a central aim to keep global temperature rise this century well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to “pursue efforts” to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5°C. This is an ambitious aim – global temperatures are rapidly approaching the 1.5°C target and the 2°C limit is not far away.
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COP24: how a plastics treaty could clean up our oceans
The Conversation
Mon 3 December, 2018
It seems new action to tackle plastic pollution is announced every week, from the 5p plastic bag charge to governments debating a tax on plastic packaging. Businesses are also showing their green credentials as major supermarkets pledge to reduce plastic packaging alongside some multinational companies.
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Turkey plays poverty card at climate talks
The Australian
Mon 3 December, 2018
The tone has been set early for difficult climate negotiations in ­Poland where money and workers’ rights have moved quickly to the top of the agenda.
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School climate change protest signs slammed for missing the message
News.com.au
Mon 3 December, 2018
From clever signs that went viral, to offensive messages directed at Prime Minister Scott Morrison, all the talk about student climate change protests centred around their clever posters.
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Landowners affected by toxic firefighting chemicals should be compensated, MPs say
The Guardian
Mon 3 December, 2018
A group of MPs from across the political divide has urged the commonwealth to consider compensation and property buybacks for people affected by contamination from toxic firefighting chemicals which leached off defence bases and into soil and waterways across Australia.
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PFAS crisis opens residents to compensation payouts after federal inquiry report tabled
9 News
Compo for chemical-hit properties: inquiry
SBS World News Australia
Yahoo!7 News
The Sydney Morning Herald
Coalition led inquiry calls to pay out victims of toxic contamination
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
Waste woes: call for incentives, tax changes
Government News
Mon 3 December, 2018
Australia’s waste and recycling sectors want environment ministers to commit to new policies and regulations at a key meeting on Friday.
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Adani’s new mini version of its mega mine still faces some big hurdles
The Conversation
Mon 3 December, 2018
Indian mining multinational Adani has announced that it will self-fund a significantly smaller coal mine in the Galilee Basin, after failing to secure finance from more than 30 domestic and international banks and lenders.
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'Six panels a minute': Two million Australian homes now have solar
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 3 December, 2018
Surging power bills and the falling price of solar panels have pushed the number of households with photovoltaics on their roofs past the 2 million mark, according to analysis of Clean Energy Regulator data.
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A tourist’s-eye view of Malaysian transport infrastructure
The Fifth Estate
Mon 3 December, 2018
A recent trip to Malaysia revealed a culturally self-contained nation, whose rapidly modernising transport infrastructure is barely keeping pace with a burgeoning population and the urgent demands of climate change.
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The ACT gets its own aerial water bomber station
The Canberra Times
Mon 3 December, 2018
Firefighting aircraft will be able to respond more quickly to fires in the Canberra region thanks to a new, dedicated aerial firefighting station at Canberra Airport.
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