Issue date : Fri 20 September, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 54 Seconds
Number of items : 46
Climate disasters to leave 150 million in humanitarian need by 2030: Red Cross
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 20 September, 2019
More frequent and intense climate-related disasters including floods, storms and bushfires are forecast to leave 150 million people in need of humanitarian aid each year by the end of next decade and cost up to $29 billion annually.
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'We declare our support for Extinction Rebellion': an open letter from Australia's academics
The Guardian
Fri 20 September, 2019
We the undersigned represent diverse academic disciplines, and the views expressed here are those of the signatories and not their universities. While our academic perspectives and expertise may differ, we are united on one point: we can no longer tolerate the failure of the Australian government, or any other government, to take robust and urgent action to address the worsening ecological crisis.
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Hundreds of Australian academics declare support for climate rebellion
The Guardian
Fri 20 September, 2019
More than 250 academics at Australian universities say the federal government’s inaction on the climate crisis requires civil disobedience in response and they feel a “moral duty” to rebel and “defend life itself.
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Civil society is torn: Flannery on climate
9 News
Fri 20 September, 2019
Australians desperate for climate change action are now in open rebellion against the federal government for failing them, scientist Tim Flannery says.
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The future is now: ignoring our kids on climate change impacts their wellbeing today
The Canberra Times
Fri 20 September, 2019
Whether or not the Prime Minister and his ministers agree that climate change is happening, that it is caused by human activity, that something can be done about it, that they are doing enough about it, or that it is a threat to our kids' futures, what cannot be disputed is the threat ignoring our children on the issue poses to their wellbeing now.
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Economics must stack up in NT’s carbon dream
The Australian
Fri 20 September, 2019
The Top End really has gone troppo if it thinks it can solve climate change alone, with a Territory-based aspiration to be carbon neutral by 2050.
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For corporate Australia, climate crusading is simply smart business
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 20 September, 2019
Today, the most significant and successful business figure Australia has produced in a generation will be doing something few of his predecessors in that position could have imagined.
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Jeff Bezos pledges to meet Paris climate pact 10 years early
The Age
Fri 20 September, 2019
Acknowledging a steady drumbeat of criticism from activists and a vocal group of his own employees, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos announced the formation of a new organisation, the Climate Pledge, to meet the goals of the landmark Paris climate agreement 10 years early.
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Amazon pledges to be carbon neutral by 2040
Our universities have caved in to lazy groupthink
The Australian
Fri 20 September, 2019
In the lead-up to Friday’s Global Climate Strike, enlightening emails have found their way into staff and student university in­boxes. These communications are as illuminating as they are disheartening, as they once again reveal the extent to which our institutions of higher education have been captured by ideologically driven activists.
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The decline of nature’s song
Cosmos
Fri 20 September, 2019
North American bird populations have declined by 29% since 1970, according to a report published in Science.
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Climate anxiety is real, and young people are feeling it
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 20 September, 2019
Although she has known about climate change for her "whole life", Manjot Kaur was researching online as a 13-year-old when she realised the extent to which it would affect her life to come.
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NT backs massive solar push to reach zero emissions target
Reneweconomy
Thu 19 September, 2019
The Northern Territory Labor government has unveiled a comprehensive and firmly science-informed plan to reach net zero emissions by 2050, with a focus on the territory’s massive natural advantage in solar – “the cheapest form of new electricity generation.”
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Here’s one way to smash renewable myths, and kick-start good policy
Reneweconomy
Thu 19 September, 2019
In case you hadn’t noticed, there remain some people in Australia – some of them in positions of significant political power – who still find it hard to accept that an advanced industrial economy can run on renewable energy.
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Companies who let staff march for climate must walk the talk on emissions
The Age
Thu 19 September, 2019
Large companies allowing their staff to attend climate rallies risk being seen as "virtue-signalling" as analysis shows many aren't taking steps towards tackling their own emissions.
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Global investors unite on climate action
9 News
Thu 19 September, 2019
Investors controlling half the world's managed assets - about $50 trillion - want governments to phase out coal power worldwide and put a price on carbon pollution.
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More than 2000 companies give staff time off to attend climate strike
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 19 September, 2019
It's not often you hear employers endorsing strike action, but Redfern design store Koskela will be closing at 11am on Friday so its 30-odd staff can join family and friends at the students' climate protest at the Domain.
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The Australian Financial Review
The businesses sending staff to the climate strike frontline
Millennials using super to back climate change action
Super Review
Thu 19 September, 2019
Young Australians are putting their money where their mouth is when it comes to climate change, according to data from millennial superannuation fund Zuper.v
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AGL hints at early exit from coal to meet 1.5°C climate target
Reneweconomy
Thu 19 September, 2019
AGL Energy has hinted at an early closure of its fossil fuel fleet that would bring it in line with scenarios consistent with the Paris 1.5°C climate target, even as the company also works to manage its ageing coal plants to shore up electricity supplies in the coming summer.
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AGL resists push for early coal power plant closures
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
ACT – a renewable energy trailblazer and among global leaders
The Fifth Estate
Thu 19 September, 2019
The Australian Capital Territory will likely meet its 100 per cent renewable electricity target ahead of its own deadline of 1 January, 2020, according to a new report released by the Australia Institute.
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America’s largest solar and battery project approved in Los Angeles
Reneweconomy
Thu 19 September, 2019
The Los Angeles Department of Water & Power has voted unanimously to approve the Power Purchase Agreement contract which will allow construction to proceed on the Eland Solar and Storage Center, the United States’ – and the world’s – largest solar and battery energy storage system.
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AILA backs international climate emergency declaration
Architecture and Design
Thu 19 September, 2019
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has welcomed the International Federation of Landscape Architects’ (IFLA) Climate and Biodiversity Declaration, which was recently made at the IFLA World Congress in Oslo, Norway.
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'Day Zero' looms in Australian Outback as climate change bites
Yahoo News
Thu 19 September, 2019
An unprecedented water shortage in drought-stricken eastern Australia is driving home the brutal realities of climate change and threatening the much-mythologised Outback way of life.
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How rising temperatures affect our health
The Conversation
Thu 19 September, 2019
Global warming is accelerating, driven by the continuing rise in greenhouse gas emissions. Australia’s climate has warmed by just over 1°C since 1910, with global temperatures on course for a 3-5°C rise this century.
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