Issue date : Wed 13 November, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 49 Seconds
Number of items : 45
After the fires, we’ll have combustive issues to resolve
The Australian
Wed 13 November, 2019
It is an unfortunate truth that there is no silver bullet for politicians or firefighters to protect against raging bushfires — but such fires are now a political commodit­y in the transformed norms and values driven by climat­e change.
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Extremes offer no fix for the climate emergency
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 13 November, 2019
The global transition from fossil fuels to renewables must be measured and managed if growth is to be protected.
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It’s past time for sorting out energy reliability
The Age
Wed 13 November, 2019
Long after Gough Whitlam’s 1972 victory, his election-winning mantra "It’s Time" has come to be appropriated – and misappropriated – by politicians of every persuasion. Today, I won’t be one of them.
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Victoria pushes for urgent overhaul of energy rules as blackouts loom
The Age
Wed 13 November, 2019
Victoria will fight to overhaul energy market rules in a bid to prevent summer blackouts amid concerns that ageing power plants are increasingly unreliable during heatwaves.
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What is a ‘mass extinction’ and are we in one now?
The Conversation
Wed 13 November, 2019
For more than 3.5 billion years, living organisms have thrived, multiplied and diversified to occupy every ecosystem on Earth. The flip side to this explosion of new species is that species extinctions have also always been part of the evolutionary life cycle.
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Facing up to those ‘big C’ words the PM can’t bring himself to utter
The New Daily
Wed 13 November, 2019
They’re the two words the Prime Minister doesn’t think it’s appropriate to mention. Well, not today. So The New Daily promises not to talk about the controversial “c” words in the below round-up of the issues surrounding the deadly bushfires raging across Australia.
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Australia fires could be out of control for months, says fire chief
The Guardian
Wed 13 November, 2019
It could be months before eastern Australia has more than a million hectares of bushfires under control, the New South Wales fire chief has warned, as the country faces one of its worst bushfire outbreaks.
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Climate warnings from the distant past
Cosmos
Wed 13 November, 2019
Sea levels rose 10 metres above present levels during Earth’s last warm period 125,000 years ago, according to new research that offers a glimpse of what may happen under our current climate change trajectory.
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Australia fails on Sustainable Developent Goals, will miss targets and benefits
Reneweconomy
Tue 12 November, 2019
Australia is not on track to meet targets under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and is missing out on the benefits of becoming a ‘fairer, greener, more prosperous nation’, a new assessment from the University of New South Wales as found.
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Nine in 10 Australians want climate action now
The Fifth Estate
Tue 12 November, 2019
In another wake-up call for policy makers, the Governance Institute of Australia has found that nine out of 10 Australians want to see federal government action on climate change.
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The burning issue Morrison doesn't want to talk about
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 12 November, 2019
The Prime Minister doesn't want to talk about climate change in the middle of a catastrophe, but the experts agree that bushfire risk is made worse by hotter temperatures, writes Tom Mcllroy.
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'Take it down a few notches': Morrison urges calm as fire blame game escalates
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 12 November, 2019
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has demanded an end to the bickering over bushfires and climate change after a dramatic escalation in the political attacks when Greens senator Jordon Steele-John accused the two major parties of being "no better than a bunch of arsonists".
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Andrews wishes NSW well, says climate change link to fires indisputable
The Age
Tue 12 November, 2019
The link between heatwaves, bushfires and climate change is undeniable, Premier Daniel Andrews said on Tuesday, as 500 Victorian firefighters joined the fight against the blazes raging across NSW.
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Why conservatives should want to act on climate change
The Strategist
Tue 12 November, 2019
Extinction Rebellion protests calling for climate-change action can be annoying when they stop you in traffic or make idealistic but impracticable demands for policies that will keep the global temperature rise to under 1.5°C. And the movement’s call for governments to ‘create, and be led by, a citizens’ assembly on climate and ecological justice’ is likely to make conservatives and others see red, even without the ravishing Red Rebels’ robes and white kabuki faces.
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NSW, Queensland bushfire emergency: Left’s climate lunacy is dangerous, offensive
The Australian
Tue 12 November, 2019
I am not going to go quiet on this crazy debate about bushfires and climate. Too many journalists are giving credence to this debate, too many are entertaining the comments of the Greens and others as somehow defensible when they are clearly offensive and so idiotic it is impossible to justify anyone taking them seriously.
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Bushfires ignite the wrong debate
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 12 November, 2019
It is not impossible to fight fires and be sensitive towards the victims while at the same time being able to discuss an underlying cause.
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Mr Morrison, I lost my home to bushfire. Your thoughts and prayers are not enough
The Conversation
Tue 12 November, 2019
Fires of unprecedented number and ferocity are today raging in New South Wales and Queensland. Residents in some regions woke to news that the fire danger was “catastrophic”. Rural fire chief Shane Fitzsimmons was blunt when he explained what that means: “It’s where people die.”
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Morrison and Berejiklian can't see the forest for the burning trees
Independent Australia
Tue 12 November, 2019
Both NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Prime Minister Scott Morrison have avoided any discussion of climate change as a contributing factor in the catastrophic bushfires currently burning in NSW and Queensland.
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Crucial bushfire lesson Aussies refuse to learn
News.com.au
Tue 12 November, 2019
As a nation, we are happy to loudly mock the US when they do this exact thing – but now it’s our turn, our heads are steadfastly in the sand.
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Devil in the detail in Daniel Andrews' logging announcement
The Age
Tue 12 November, 2019
Those of us fighting to save what remains of the mountain forests in Victoria's Central Highlands were set to celebrate Premier Dan Andrews’ announcement of an end to native forest logging in 2030 – until we studied the detail.
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The Silicon Valley multimillionaire who puts his money where his mouth is
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 12 November, 2019
What is the meaning of money if you no longer need to work for it? It is a philosophical problem few of us will face, but one Silicon Valley tech investor Charly Kleissner has looked in the eye.
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Australia’s largest banks make slow progress on decarbonisation promises
Reneweconomy
Tue 12 November, 2019
None of Australia’s 20 largest banks have established targets to decarbonise their investment portfolios by 2050, and less than half have targets to achieve zero net emissions from their operations, a new assessment published by ClimateWorks Australia has found.
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Investing ethically: How to put your money where your mind is
News.com.au
Tue 12 November, 2019
Going green is growing in popularity, but when it comes to investing your money there are grey areas to be avoided. This guide to ethical investment will get you started.
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Renewables growth will need to double to meet 2°C climate goal
Reneweconomy
Wed 13 November, 2019
The global renewable energy industry has overcome the growing pains faced by emerging industries, and has emerged, de-risked sector that will achieve steady growth in coming decades, an assessment by analysts S&P Global Ratings has found.
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Fukushima to turn unusable farmland into wind and solar “mega park”
Reneweconomy
Tue 12 November, 2019
Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture, the scene of the world’s most recent nuclear disasters in 2011, will transform its now unusable agricultural land into wind and solar farms, as part of a $US2.7 billion renewable energy rebirth.
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Adani mine could snuff out black-throated finch’s last chances of survival
The Guardian
Tue 12 November, 2019
The black-throated finch is a refugee. For decades, progress has forced the small, rotund, patchwork finch to retreat to a few pockets of grassland in central and north Queensland. Now the largest colony will be forcibly moved from the best remaining habitat to make way for Adani’s Carmichael coalmine.
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Rain-blocking weather pattern extends dry spell
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 12 November, 2019
The chances of relief for the country's farmers or firefighters are low as dry climate patterns in the Indian and Southern oceans combine.
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