Issue date : Wed 24 March, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 25 Seconds
Number of items : 52
UK chancellor calls for countries to make mandatory climate disclosures
Yahoo News
Wed 24 March, 2021
UK chancellor Rishi Sunak called for collaboration and "strong, coordinated, global leadership" in a virtual event hosted by Bloomberg, alongside Daniele Franco, minister of economy and finance for Italy, on Tuesday.
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Net zero targets show promise, but many lack substance and short term targets
Reneweconomy
Wed 24 March, 2021
A new global stocktake of net zero targets covering 200 countries, 1,000 cities and all Forbes Global 2000 companies has found that while adoption of net zero targets is widespread, many lack substance and short term ambition, leading to greenwashing and marketing deception.
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When climate alarmism meets cancel culture
The Australian
Wed 24 March, 2021
Across the world, politicians are now promising climate policies costing tens of trillions of dollars – money we don’t have and resources that are desperately needed elsewhere.
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We need not live on the edge, where fire and flood will overrun us
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 24 March, 2021
One of the hallmarks of western “civilisation” is our belief that we can master the forces of nature through the power of reason. Ever since our ancestors first gathered in cities about 6000 years ago, they believed that engineering know-how would make us less vulnerable than those in the hinterland. But at certain moments this belief seems like hubris.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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What Biden’s huge $US3trn plan means for markets
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 24 March, 2021
As the preliminary details of US President Joe Biden’s sweeping infrastructure and climate change plan emerge, investors fret that it could put further upward pressure on US bond yields.
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Yes, Australia is a land of flooding rains. But climate change could be making it worse
The Conversation
Wed 24 March, 2021
Over the past three years, I’ve been working on the forthcoming report by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. I’m a climate scientist who contributed to the chapter on global water cycle changes. It’s concerning to think some theoretical impacts described in this report may be coming to life – yet again – in Australia.
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Australian Geographic
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Forrest’s global green dream runs into domestic politics
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 24 March, 2021
Andrew Forrest is focused on developing new green industries and green energy. Can he straddle the contradictions of Australia’s domestic energy politics?
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Where to find butterflies in the desert
Cosmos
Wed 24 March, 2021
The desert could be a hotspot for species of butterflies, according to a study published in the journal iScience. The research points to a new conservation target for the threatened insects.
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‘Extreme’ conditions prompt Sydney Water to ramp up desalination plant
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 24 March, 2021
Sydney’s worst floods in decades prompted authorities to ramp up production from the city’s desalination plant even as billions of litres spilled from Warragamba and other dams.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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The greening of Bill Gates
The Interpreter
Wed 24 March, 2021
The Microsoft founder has produced a solid primer for understanding the climate challenge. The next step is action.
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Climate rebels back on their bikes
The Herald Sun
Wed 24 March, 2021
Climate change activists are causing more havoc in the CBD as they return for a third straight day of ‘mass disruptions’.
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The Geelong Advertiser
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Government officials say they knew Collinsville coal plant study could fail
Reneweconomy
Tue 23 March, 2021
The controversy over the funding of a feasibility study into a new coal-fired power station in North Queensland deepened this week, when department officials conceded that the chosen proponent, Shine Energy, might be unable to deliver a bankable feasibility study, but argued that this would still be a “legitimate” outcome.
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The catastrophe and opportunity of climate change
Investor Daily
Tue 23 March, 2021
Global warming is one of the defining challenges of the 21st century. Unaddressed, modelling demonstrates it will have a potentially catastrophic impact on our planet and the lives of future generations. Many would argue the catastrophe is already unfolding.
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APAC lagging on net zero goal: Survey
Financial Standard
Tue 23 March, 2021
A new survey has revealed the APAC region is lagging behind the rest of the world when it comes to setting clear goals to reach a net-zero carbon emissions target.
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RMS to set up new climate change models
Insurance Business
Tue 23 March, 2021
Catastrophe risk solutions company RMS has announced the forthcoming launch of a new suite of climate-change models to help customers assess the near- and long-term impacts of climate change on physical assets and their businesses.
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‘Circular economy’ revolution could be worth $2 trillion
The Age
Tue 23 March, 2021
The Australian economy could enjoy a boost worth nearly $2 trillion in the next 20 years if the nation abandons its “take, make, use, waste” approach to materials and resources.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Heineken developing low-carbon glass beer bottles
Food Processing
Tue 23 March, 2021
Heineken has announced it is taking part in a study that aims to better understand methods to decarbonise glass production, as the company looks to reduce emissions in the bottling process.
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A new carbon capture catalyst
Cosmos
Tue 23 March, 2021
Chemists have suggested a new method for turning carbon dioxide into methanol using a special catalyst – a technique that could be useful in reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide, transforming it for further use.
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$280m suburban office project gets green light
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 23 March, 2021
Privately owned asset management and investment company APH Holding has secured a permit for the first stage of its $1 billion mixed-use business park in Forest Hill in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs as it looks to capitalise on rising demand for office space outside the CBD.
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VW boss says ‘embarrassing’ rules stop cheap electric car imports
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 23 March, 2021
Managing director of Volkswagen Australia Michael Bartsch says he cannot convince his German head office to supply Australians with the company’s top-selling mid-range electronic vehicles because of “embarrassing” local laws.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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How you can help wildlife during floods
Australian Geographic
Tue 23 March, 2021
As New South Wales experiences record-breaking floods, the state’s animals are under pressure once again. “This time last year, we were still dealing with the aftermath of the bushfires and this year it’s floods,” says wildlife rescue Lynleigh Greig who coordinates the Sydney Wildlife Mobile Care Unit. “They’re really going through it.”
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Climate change is feeding our plants junk food
Particle
Tue 23 March, 2021
Along with the well-known impacts, such as increased weather extremes and rising global temperatures, there are secondary effects.
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To avoid future pandemics, reverse the destruction of ecosystems
The Fifth Estate
Tue 23 March, 2021
There is a strong link between the threat of more pandemics and humanity’s destruction of nature, according to the IPBES and WHO. Reversing both trends will have multiple benefits, including on climate change, but will require concerted effort.
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This Car Being ‘Consumed’ By QLD Floodwaters Is A Grim Reminder Not To Fuck With Mother Nature
Pedestrian
Tue 23 March, 2021
The absolute deluge of rain that is assaulting most of Australia’s mid-north coast at the moment has caused intense flooding in multiple vulnerable areas. There has been plenty of intense videos captured by victims of the floods, but none wilder than this new piece of footage from Queensland, which shows a car being consumed by water.
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Flooding could last ‘weeks or months’ warns BOM
News.com.au
Tue 23 March, 2021
Meteorologists have said it could take weeks, or months” before much of the flooding caused by this week’s huge rain event finally subsides.
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The Australian
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‘Short-sighted’: University shut national flood research centre
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 23 March, 2021
A national research flood hub in northern NSW was shut down by its supporting university just months before Australia suffered its most extensive flooding in a decade.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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The Beauty Industry Makes 120 Billion Bits Of Waste Each Year, Here’s How You Can Change That
Pedestrian
Tue 23 March, 2021
We already know that planet earth is suffocating from single-use plastics like water bottles, milk cartons, grocery bags, takeout containers. But we often overlook the impact our shampoo bottles, lipstick tubes, eye shadow palettes, powder compacts, lotion pumps, disposable razors and my God toothbrushes, so many toothbrushes as they all have an impact on our environment. While all those things make us feel ~beautiful~, our planet earth, not so much. There’s no better time than the present to invest in a more sustainable beauty routine.
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Parts of Victoria including Gippsland and the Otways to cop wild NSW weather
7 News
Tue 23 March, 2021
Parts of Victoria are about to have a taste of the wild weather battering NSW.
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Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
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News.com.au
Victoria on edge as rain moves south after NSW floods
Perthnow
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Herald Sun
News.com.au
Nightmare floods, rain moving further south as Victoria braces for storms
Perthnow
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
‘Almost impossible to believe’: Blue skies on the horizon
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 23 March, 2021
The severe weather system moving over the continent has already cleared the western part of NSW, with Sydney and the Mid North Coast predicted to see blue skies by the afternoon, though flooding will continue to wreak havoc.
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The Age
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