Issue date : Tue 21 January, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 29 Seconds
Number of items : 41
Aid groups call for stronger government action on 'climate emergency'
SBS World News Australia
Tue 21 January, 2020
World Vision Australia, Oxfam Australia, Plan International Australia and Save the Children Australia have demanded stronger federal climate change action.
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7 News
9 News
Perthnow
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Canberra Times
The Daily Telegraph
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Newcastle Herald
The Weekly Times
The West Australian
Yahoo News
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Yeah, nah: Scott Morrison’s PR tries but fails to hide climate denial and inaction
Mumbrella
Tue 21 January, 2020
Our climate-denying PM, politicians and journalists have learnt the wrong lessons from PR during this bushfire crisis. Belinda Noble and Annabelle Lukin explain why following a tried and tested PR plan instead of resorting to spin would have been a far better approach for Scott Morrison.
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Morrison now demands we 'adapt' to climate change catastrophes
Independent Australia
Tue 21 January, 2020
It should surprise no one that a man steeped deep in an apocalyptic cult should demand that everyone else act as if his reality is the norm, writes Dr Jennifer Wilson.
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Scott Morrison must plant seeds for the new greening
The Australian
Tue 21 January, 2020
A fortnight out from the start of the parliamentary year, the government looks in a state of disarray. Its chief problem is not lack of progress but an inability to communicate what it is doing and why.
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Australia must adapt to a new climate reality
The Strategist
Tue 21 January, 2020
The future international environment is now coming into focus. It doesn’t look promising. Government approaches to defence and human security will need to undergo a radical reassessment if they are to ameliorate the adverse effects. Global warming and population growth will be the weft and warp.
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Fintech targets millennials with green super fund
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 21 January, 2020
Digital investment manager AtlasTrend is dipping its toes into the $2.9 trillion superannuation market, hoping to capitalise on demand from green-tinged millennials who want their assets managed in line with sustainable development goals.
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Unbuilding cities as high-rises reach their use-by date
The Conversation
Tue 21 January, 2020
We are entering a new world where skyscrapers and other huge buildings are becoming redundant and need significant overhaul or replacement. The process is called unbuilding or, if you’re a bit highfalutin, deconstruction.
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The power of mum
Cosmos
Tue 21 January, 2020
Female chimpanzees with high-ranking mothers are more likely to be homebodies, according to analysis of data from the famous Gombe National Park in Tanzania.
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Should we thin our forests?
Cosmos
Tue 21 January, 2020
Calls from industry and unions for increased thinning in forests to reduce bushfire risks have been met with concern from conservation scientists. They suggest forest thinning makes forests more fire-prone.
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Refrigeration chemicals helped drive Arctic warming
Cosmos
Tue 21 January, 2020
Chemicals used in refrigerators and freezers may have been responsible for half of Arctic climate change in the past 50 to 60 years, scientists say.
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Morrison insists cabinet united over climate policy as aid groups issue plea
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 20 January, 2020
Prime Minister Scott Morrison insists there is no division within federal cabinet over his government's climate change policy following a public spat with a state Liberal environment minister over Australia's efforts to lower emissions.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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RBA told to 'mobilise all forces' to save the economy from climate change
The Age
Mon 20 January, 2020
The Reserve Bank has been warned it may have to buy up coal mines and fossil-fuel power stations as part of extraordinary actions to save the economy from climate change-induced financial disaster.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
Climate policy tensions plague Morrison
The Canberra Times
Mon 20 January, 2020
Climate change continues to rattle the Liberals, with the prime minister trying to discredit a NSW minister who voiced concerns over the party's policy direction.
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NT News
Perthnow
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Newcastle Herald
The Weekly Times
The West Australian
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Fear desalination plans could set back NSW emission goals
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 20 January, 2020
The Berejiklian government is yet to commit to a source of electricity to power the expansion of desalination in the state, potentially locking in a significant new source of greenhouse gas emissions for NSW.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Don’t sideline us on waste ban: LGPA
Government News
Mon 20 January, 2020
Local government professionals are calling on the federal government to include them in conversations about plans to phase out the export of waste and have released a six-point plan for support.
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The warming planet is already killing people, so health policy must catch up
The Age
Mon 20 January, 2020
The devastation wrought by Australia’s worst bushfires has elevated the health effects of climate change right to the top of the national conversation. It used to be the case that we said we can’t pin a particular natural disaster down to climate change, but that natural disasters would occur more frequently. We’ve moved beyond that.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Climate refugees cannot be forced back home
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 20 January, 2020
In a landmark decision, the UN Human Rights Committee has found it is unlawful for governments to send people back to countries where climate change impacts expose people to life-threatening risks or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. It has taken 25 years of case law to get to this point.
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The Age
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WAToday
Economic effect of disasters runs deeper than we think
The Age
Mon 20 January, 2020
One of life's simple pleasures is a run. Out in the sunshine, gentle breeze, maybe a dog at your side and friends around you.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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How to have a conversation with a climate change denier.
Mamamia
Mon 20 January, 2020
These days climate change deniers — or climate change sceptics, as some prefer to be called — don’t actually tend to dispute that the climate is changing.
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Australia’s renewable energy developments see the first drop in carbon emissions
Energy Matters
Mon 20 January, 2020
Since 2015, Australia has seen the first-ever drop in annual greenhouse gases, thanks to the drive of renewable energy technology across the country. However, it’s not all smiles on dials – if this rate were to continue at this speed in decline, we’d be 68 years late to the commitment we made to the Paris Agreement.
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Victoria slashes grid outage risk with record demand response uptake
Reneweconomy
Mon 20 January, 2020
Record customer participation in electricity demand response initiatives has cut the risk of network outages in Victoria and delivered more than half a million dollars to those taking part, new data shows.
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Australia’s threatened bats need protection from a silent killer: white-nose syndrome
The Conversation
Mon 20 January, 2020
We already know how deadly this summer’s fires have been for mammals, birds, and reptiles across Australia. But beyond this bushfire season, many of those same species – including our bats, which make up around a quarter of all Australian mammal species – are facing another devastating threat to their survival.
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Platypus extinction looms unless urgent action is taken, UNSW study finds
ABC News
Mon 20 January, 2020
Australia's iconic platypus is on the brink of extinction, according to a new study by the University of New South Wales.
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SBS World News Australia
Extreme drought pushing platypus population to 'brink of extinction'
The Canberra Times
Platypus at risk of extinction: Aust study
7 News
The Newcastle Herald
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
Yahoo News
Climate change pushing Australia's platypus towards extinction: researchers
Bushfires affect habitat of more than 100 threatened species, department estimates
The Age
Mon 20 January, 2020
The recent bushfires are estimated to have burned at least half the habitat of more than 100 threatened species, but experts warn government calculations are likely to fall short because of underfunding of environmental work.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Fish stocks now threatened by bushfire run-off
The Age
Mon 20 January, 2020
Stocks of prawns, snapper, whiting and flathead around the coasts of south-east Australia are now threatened by ash and other bushfire debris making its way from the Victorian and NSW fire grounds to estuaries and coastlines.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Malaysia says won't be 'garbage dump' as it returns waste
Yahoo News
Mon 20 January, 2020
Malaysia has sent back 150 shipping containers of plastic waste to mostly wealthier nations, with the Southeast Asian country saying Monday it would not be the world's "garbage dump".
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Hail storm sweeps through Canberra, damaging countless cars and smashing windows
ABC News
Mon 20 January, 2020
Hail as big as golf balls and ferocious winds of up to 117 kilometres per hour have torn through Canberra in a storm that had residents running for cover.
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