Mr Budde said there was a case for regional and rural Australia to have fibre-optic cables.
“While that might be cost costly … I think on the other side, the social, economic benefits are as important, if not more important in situations like this,” he said.
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Denial that any man made events Australian, Global or otherwise have caused the current events these are purely a Natural event and LNP policies are sufficient to deal with it. Meanwhile Angus Taylor and Australia have been literally booed out of Cop 25 while cheered on by USA’a Donald Trump. It’s amazing how when push comes to shove Morrison now says “let the “experts do their job”. The very experts the LNP have been ignoring cutting the budgets of for the past years they have been in control. Morrison has been an expert denier long before he became PM. (ODT)
Prime Minister said: “There is no doubt natural disasters are termed that way because that is what they are. They are natural disasters. They wreak this sort of havoc when they affect our country and they have for a very long time..
Dangerous fire weather warnings spur evacuations in NSW and Victoria
“Our emissions reductions policies will both protect our environment and seek to reduce the risk and hazard we are seeing today. At the same time, it will seek to make sure the viability of people’s jobs and livelihoods,”
Australia’s Republican style LNP Government has resorted to Political Stunts rather than blame themselves they are turning to blame the States.(ODT)
Mr Littleproud declined to respond when asked this week why the current inquiry maintained a focus on state jurisdictions, despite the advice of a previous committee.
Wilderness Society policy director Tim Beshara called the inquiry a “political stunt” and said it was the reason the “public don’t trust the government to review their own performance or to learn from their failings”.
Globally in 2018, coal-fired electricity generation accounted for 30% of CO2 emissions and coal power facilities were the single largest contributor to the growth in emissions. Australia is the largest coal exporter in the world and is responsible for more than a quarter of world trade.
So, it is fair to say that coal is the single greatest driver of the climate emergency that has led to Australia’s catastrophic spring fire season.
Is this climate change in action?
No fire can be blamed on climate change alone, but Bowman says the rise in higher temperatures, extreme dryness, worsening fire seasons, extreme bursts of fire weather and behaviour and the spread of fire across the country all align with scenarios painted by climate change projections.
Greenhouse gas emissions have a clear impact on rising temperatures and, through that, an indirect link on increased dryness in eastern Australia. A recent study found the extreme temperatures that drove historic 2018 bushfires in northern Queensland were four times more likely to have happened because of human-caused climate change
In short, climate change can and does makes bushfires worse.
Guess Joyce doesn’t read the papers or follow Sky News and their CSIRO expert (retired) when they along with Bant declared a lot could have been done in the 6 years this Gov have been in power to minimize what is occurring at present. Joysce ducking for covere using the old cherry “Weather is Weather “. Quite disgusting thogh dictating that the dead were most likely Greens anyway. (ODT)
“What I wish [Greens MP Adam] Bandt would do is not try to extend this argument to political purposes … to make these spurious links, that a policy change would have stopped the fires is so insulting and just completely beyond the pale.
“To say that a policy that is conducted in Australia from a room in Canberra, where 76 out of 150 will vote for it, will change the bushfire season is an absurdity and erroneous and it is completely misleading because it’s going to have no effect on the climate whatsoever.”