Issue date : Mon 25 November, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 26 Seconds
Number of items : 64
Firies union want climate change action
9 News
Mon 25 November, 2019
Federal politicians returning to Canberra for the final parliamentary fortnight of the year will be greeted by a organisations and individuals demanding action on climate change as bushfires burn.
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Humans have learned to live with rising tides
The Australian
Mon 25 November, 2019
The latest alarming news about climate change is that huge swaths of densely inhabited land will be underwater by 2050, with their cities “erased”. These reports — which appeared in The New York Times and many other media outlets — are based on a good research paper by scientists at Climate Central, but they get the story wrong.
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Why Australian company directors have started caring about climate change
ABC News
Mon 25 November, 2019
For the first time Australian company directors have nominated climate change as the number one issue they want the federal government to address in the long term, according to a survey of more than 1,200 company directors.
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Is hydrogen the fuel of the future?
Manufacturers’ Monthly
Mon 25 November, 2019
Hydrogen will play a key role in the transition to a planet the runs on clean energy, but scaling up production is a major challenge currently facing the world’s engineers, investors, and governments, according to Australia’s chief scientist, Alan Finkel.
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Making every building count in meeting Australia’s emission targets
The Conversation
Mon 25 November, 2019
Buildings in Australia account for over 50% of electricity use and almost a quarter of our carbon emissions but the failures, frailties and fragmentation of the construction sector have created a major obstacle to long-term reductions. Reducing our carbon footprint plays second fiddle to the multibillion-dollar work of replacing flammable cladding, asbestos and other non-compliant materials and ensuring buildings are structurally sound and can be safely occupied.
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Toxic aftermath: How drug cooks are destroying the environment
The Daily Telegraph
Mon 25 November, 2019
Young Australians who take illicit party drugs only to then fill city streets to protest climate change are oblivious to damage the tonnes of toxic chemical waste — left by lawless drug cooks
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Bushfires need compassion and climate action: ACT Scientist of the Year
The Canberra Times
Mon 25 November, 2019
The ACT Scientist of the Year has called on Australia's politicians to stop bickering over the right time to discuss the influence of climate change on recent bushfires and act to prevent global warming by less than two degrees.
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Quick-fix toilet solutions polluting the environment
Architecture and Design
Mon 25 November, 2019
Flush toilets supported by a managed sewage disposal system are available to the residents of developed countries around the world. However, close to 700 million people from underdeveloped regions, who live in urban environments, don’t have access to this basic necessity leading to pollution of water bodies and diseases within the population.
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Climate Change Fund bankrolls Warragamba dam wall raising
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 24 November, 2019
The Berejiklian government's Climate Change Fund has spent almost $50 million supporting work on raising the Warragamba dam wall - an outlay critics say is unrelated to the fund's original purpose.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
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China fund's plan to revolutionise green finance
The Australian Financial Review
Sun 24 November, 2019
The China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is months away from launching an investment framework it says will mobilise capital for climate-friendly infrastructure projects.
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A 'passive' profession finally stirs on climate change
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 24 November, 2019
Averil Astall, a recent civil engineer graduate, is impatient to shake up the profession she has only just entered, particularly when it comes to tackling what she sees as a climate emergency.
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NSW tenders $3.5 billion supply contract in firm test for wind and solar
Reneweconomy
Sun 24 November, 2019
The New South Wales government is putting one of the country’s largest electricity supply contracts out for tender for new “fast-response dispatchable capacity”, offering a 10-year contract for its $350 million a year electricity supply.
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Asia’s powerhouse fuels global surge in coal use
The Australian
Sat 23 November, 2019
Fatigued by bushfire, drought and inclement weather, Australia risks losing perspective on the big trends shaping the world’s carbon dioxide emissions future. A series of reports this week makes clear that, led by China, global coal use is surging, not in decline. India, Africa and much of Asia are getting ready to follow.
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Malcolm Turnbull says Liberals' struggles with climate denial are hurting Australia
The Guardian
Sat 23 November, 2019
Malcolm Turnbull says Australia will struggle to meet its Paris emissions target without rapid decarbonisation of the energy sector, and he says the Liberal party’s continuing failure to develop a coherent climate and energy policy is costing the country much-needed new investment in power generation.
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Bushfire disaster blame falls on coal companies
Independent Australia
Sat 23 November, 2019
Our government's insistence on using coal as an energy source can be directly linked to the catastrophic bushfire situation, writes David Ritter.
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No climate policy means a spring poll
The Canberra Times
Sat 23 November, 2019
What are the odds the 2022 Federal election will be fought during July, August and September? They are probably higher than you might think despite the risk of a clash with the major league football grand finals.
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Clutching at climate change straws
The Canberra Times
Sat 23 November, 2019
If there can be such a thing as a climate change sky then, horrified, I saw it on Monday as my Canberra-bound bus chugged away from Sydney and set out across a desiccated New South Wales. Everywhere vistas were blotted out by an apocalyptic smog, part bushfire smoke/part drought's flying dust.
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Why it's so wrong to play down Australia's role in fighting climate change
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 23 November, 2019
One of the more solemn yet uplifting duties during my time as high commissioner to India was commemorating Anzac Day – 2.5 million Indian soldiers served in World War II. Australia has made the Anzac spirit part of our national soul. Our contribution to total forces in World War II was around 1.3 per cent. Never did I hear in Delhi nor can I imagine anyone thinking in the well attended Anzac commemorations around Australia that our effort was irrelevant.
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Storm brewing over cyclone insurance proposal
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 23 November, 2019
Insurance companies are pressing for stronger action on climate change to deal with soaring premiums for Australians exposed to natural disasters, amid a row over a federal scheme to subsidise cyclone coverage.
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Poll shows SA support to protect Bight
7 News
Sat 23 November, 2019
A growing number of South Australians want the Great Australian Bight put on the World Heritage List as a decision on oil exploration in the region looms.
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The Advertiser
The Australian
The Canberra Times
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Weekly Times
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Peter Ridd and the climate sceptics
The Saturday Paper
Sat 23 November, 2019
Dismissed by James Cook University, climate sceptic Peter Ridd sued for unfair dismissal and won. Now, he’s touring the globe, and being feted for insisting the Great Barrier Reef is fine and the science behind claims to the contrary is broken. By Max Opray.
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Monty Python's Terry Gilliam outraged by climate change, Hollywood PC culture
Yahoo News
Fri 22 November, 2019
Fresh from winning an award from the Cairo International Film Festival, outspoken British-American director Terry Gilliam on Friday lambasted Donald Trump, urged more action on climate change and denounced political correctness in Hollywood.
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Coldplay no-tour plan highlights growing climate awareness
Yahoo News
Sat 23 November, 2019
British band Coldplay on Friday won plaudits for shelving a new album tour over environmental concerns, in the latest sign of climate change activism in the music industry.
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Finkel’s national hydrogen strategy gets green light, but could be lifeline for coal
Reneweconomy
Fri 22 November, 2019
State and federal energy ministers on Friday have adopted the National Hydrogen Strategy, prepared by chief scientist Alan Finkel, but serious questions remain over whether it will position Australia as a “green hydrogen” leader, as hoped by some, or if it will instead be used as another prop for the coal industry and carbon capture technology.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
Hydrogen stimulus package to power Australian energy exports
The Brisbane Times
The Age
WAToday
This is how you do climate: NSW unveils plans for a renewable energy short-cut
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 22 November, 2019
NSW will rewrite electricity market rules to create a giant renewable energy zone, pour money into hydrogen, and spur consumers to offset carbon emissions in a landmark policy aimed at shifting the national debate over climate change.
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City of Melbourne leads second “bulk-buy” renewables auction
Reneweconomy
Fri 22 November, 2019
A group of leading Melbourne universities and businesses has joined forces to procure 113GWh a year of renewable energy generation, marking the second major bulk-buy renewables project to be led by the City of Melbourne.
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Woodside embraces zero-carbon energy challenge
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 22 November, 2019
Woodside Petroleum chief executive Peter Coleman has voiced keen appetite to get involved in solar-powered energy exports to Indonesia as the oil and gas producer looks beyond its current suite of LNG projects to longer-term exports of clean energy.
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Endangered Sumatran elephants found dead
The Daily Telegraph
Fri 22 November, 2019
Indonesian authorities suspect a Sumatran elephant found dead in a palm oil plantation may have been poisoned or electrocuted, marking the second time in a week a carcass of the critically endangered animal has been discovered.
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What do Sydney and other cities have in common? Dust
The Conversation
Fri 22 November, 2019
Sydney and its suburbs have been enveloped in haze over the past few days. The haze is a mixture of bushfire smoke and dust blown in from western New South Wales. As particles move from rural locations, like Gospers Mountain in this case, they make grey cities.
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