Issue date : Fri 11 October, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 06 Seconds
Number of items : 60
Australia will miss Paris goals even with a $US75 a tonne carbon tax: IMF
The Age
Fri 11 October, 2019
Australia would fail to meet its Paris Agreement commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions even with a $US75 carbon tax that would drive up Australia's electricity prices by 75 per cent over the next decade.
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Labor feels the heat in climate change grudge match
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 11 October, 2019
Some of the grudge matches in Australian politics will probably never end. In fact, they will only get worse. That was the message from the past week of dispute on both sides of politics about the past – and the future.
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Why Greta Thunberg going radical won't help the planet
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 11 October, 2019
The teen climate rebel's message could end up as incoherent as the anti-globalist movement. That is not good for the environment.
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BHP stares down climate pincer movement
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 11 October, 2019
Church, Mammon and climate lobby push BHP on its association with the Minerals Council of Australia.
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The Future Of Branding Is Activism
B & T
Fri 11 October, 2019
In this guest post, Landor senior strategist Ash Stapleton speaks to why during this time of climate crisis and global interest in sustainability it has never been more important for brands to take a stand …
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Coal21 chief flag CCS project within 12 months
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 11 October, 2019
The head of Coal21 Mark McCallum told The Australian Financial Review National Energy Summit he hopes to invest $200 million on a carbon capture and storage (CCS) plant in Queensland within the next 12 months.
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Profit greed 'has destroyed the planet', pharma billionaire says
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 11 October, 2019
A member of Swiss drugmaker Roche's controlling family said on Wednesday that short-term profit maximisation has "destroyed the planet" and the world needs a new breed of capitalism putting long-term interests first.
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How much new dispatchable generation does Australia need?
Reneweconomy
Fri 11 October, 2019
There is no market consensus of the amount of dispatchable power needed over the next decade or how much new dispatchable power is likely to be required.
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The bee-all of numbers
Cosmos
Fri 11 October, 2019
As we know, numbers can become very large very quickly. The diameter of the universe is about 8.8×1023 kilometres, and it’s dwarfed by the largest known number – googolplex, 1010100.
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Swimming with sharks off Ningaloo Reef
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 11 October, 2019
A stay at the pitch and pack-up eco camp of Sal Salis on Western Australia's pristine north coast is memorable for so many reasons.
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Nature giveth, and humans taketh away
Cosmos
Fri 11 October, 2019
Nature has been supporting life on Earth for millennia. But human exploitation of her generous resources is wearing thin, and an interactive global map created by a large team of scientists from the US, Canada and Europe models where and how.
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How Indigenous thinking can save the world
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 11 October, 2019
Thinking like Australia's first nations people would change our view of some of our most intractable problems, says author and Deakin University academic Tyson Yunkaporta.
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Apple AirPods' poor design hurts our wallets, and the environment
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 11 October, 2019
"Sorry, we can't help you," said the Apple store Genius. My AirPods were dying. After just 15 minutes of use, the wireless headphones I use daily chirp a sad little battery-depleted alert. I came to Apple to get them repaired.
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Extinction Rebellion protesters in Melbourne CBD accused of brushing off disability concerns
ABC News
Thu 10 October, 2019
Climate change protesters in Melbourne say they will take on board concerns raised by a man with a disability whose morning commute to work was affected by their disruptive demonstration.
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Climate activists prepare to shut down William Jolly Bridge
The Brisbane Times
Fri 11 October, 2019
After a week of climate protests shutting down the Brisbane CBD, Extinction Rebellion activists are planning to shut down South Brisbane's William Jolly Bridge on Friday morning.
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H&M tells Sydney customers why it's sustainable
Ragtrader
Fri 11 October, 2019
Every piece in the collection is made from a sustainably sourced material, such as 100% organic cotton, Tencel or recycled polyester.
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Jobs in renewables sector Labor's interim climate focus, says Plibersek
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 10 October, 2019
Labor frontbencher Tanya Plibersek says her party must press home the benefits of job creation in the booming renewables energy sector as it debates its future climate policy in the fall-out from its May 18 federal election loss.
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Mining firms worked to kill off climate action in Australia, says ex-PM
The Guardian
Thu 10 October, 2019
The former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd says three of the world’s biggest mining multinationals have run sophisticated operations to kill off climate action in Australia and continue to wield day-to-day influence over government through a vast lobbying network and an “umbilical” relationship with the Murdoch media.
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Has Australia ‘over-invested’ in renewable energy?
Reneweconomy
Thu 10 October, 2019
No. Minister Angus Taylor clearly hasn’t looked at the history of our electricity infrastructure. Renewable energy policy has been poorly designed, to some extent because of politicisation, and to some extent because no-one imagined it would grow this fast, driven by astounding cost reductions and technology developments.
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Hewson's View: Morrison will have to act on waste and fuel
The Canberra Times
Thu 10 October, 2019
While the Morrison government has a "tin ear" when it comes to acknowledging the substance of the climate protests, and Morrison himself was even prepared recently to address the UN falsely claiming that Australia had basically dealt with the climate challenge, there are a couple of specific issues that are reaching crisis proportions the solution of which can indeed significantly reduce emissions, while also boosting our growth and jobs, particularly in regional Australia.
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On why Mobbs is just part of the chain reaction
The Fifth Estate
Thu 10 October, 2019
Michael Mobbs, one of Sydney’s most established sustainability gurus looks like he’s thrown in the towel on hope. He might not be throwing himself down on the streets as the Extinction Rebellion (XR) protesters are, but what he is doing could be more subversive.
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Extinction Rebellion activists are ‘ordinary people’? I think not
The Australian
Thu 10 October, 2019
An open letter to journalist, writer, and climate activist Chloe Adams, whose article “I’m an Extinction Rebellion protester and I’ll be disrupting your work commute. Here’s why” was published by ABC on Tuesday.
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It's no accident that girls are leading the climate movment
The Age
Thu 10 October, 2019
I was sitting around a campfire at the beach when I started organising a strike for the first time. Six months later I was stepping onto the stage to MC the largest climate strike in Australian history – Melbourne’s September 20 School Strike for Climate.
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Big banks face shareholder vote on coal lending
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 10 October, 2019
Westpac, National Australia Bank and ANZ may be forced to devise a fossil fuel exit plan by as early as next year after climate change activist group Market Forces lodged shareholder resolutions with each of the banks.
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Cardno is latest firm to cut ties with Adani
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 10 October, 2019
Engineering outfit Cardno has decided to cut ties with the Adani Carmichael coal mine in Queensland even as it continues to work with other fossil fuel projects.
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Lord Howe Island to get solar and battery microgrid, no wind turbines
Reneweconomy
Thu 10 October, 2019
Lord Howe Island’s long and rather fraught journey to a renewable power supply is back on track, with a new funding package from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency – this time for solar and storage without the wind turbines.
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Investors say price uncertainty is driving up costs
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 10 October, 2019
Professional investors in the energy sector say price and policy certainty will unlock more capital for renewable projects, and are pleading for the current “ad hoc policy intervention” to be replaced with an integrated, collaborative plan to decarbonise the economy.
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Older coal-fired power stations a better bet, says Trevor St Baker
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 10 October, 2019
Keeping older coal-fired power stations operating for longer is far better than having a stab at new technologies such as carbon capture and storage or high-efficiency low emissions plants, according to coal baron Trevor St Baker.
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Important Koala Colonies Destroyed In NSW Fires
Ten Daily
Thu 10 October, 2019
Wildlife advocates are concerned for the welfare of hundreds of koalas after fire ripped through vital habitat in northern NSW.
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From dust bowl to thriving wetland: Felixstowe Reserve
Foreground
Thu 10 October, 2019
The happy transformation of Felixstowe Reserve in Adelaide’s eastern suburbs has filled it with life of all sorts. More than just busy duck ponds, the cultural richness of the site is revealed and thriving too, while its many collaborators have been recognised with a bounty of awards.
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Commuters furious as climate activists again disrupt morning peak-hour
The Age
Thu 10 October, 2019
Police have used an electric saw and a grinder to cut through plastic pipes after climate activists used them to lock themselves together in the middle of a busy CBD intersection in one of two peak-hour protests.
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Typhoon Hagibis on track to drench Japan
7 News
Thu 10 October, 2019
Japan is bracing for an approaching super typhoon that is on track to hit central and eastern regions over the three-day weekend with potential damage from torrential rains and strong winds.
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