Tag: Climate

British foreign minister explains why Scott Morrison’s climate invitation was withdrawn – ABC News

British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab wears a dark suit.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison had a speaking invitation at last December’s global leaders Climate Ambition Summit withdrawn UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab confirmed to the ABC Australia had failed to meet the required terms to attendance Australia’s Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, Angus Taylor, says Australia is meeting and beating its emissions reduction targets

British foreign minister explains why Scott Morrison’s climate invitation was withdrawn – ABC News

Morrison’s media code could be catastrophic for climate and energy news – Michael West

Morrison’s media code could be catastrophic for climate and energy news – Michael West

Climate denial from Rupert Murdoch’s toxic Sky News, Buffy the Vampire Slayer from Junkee. This sort of “news” will be on display on Google News Showcase as a result of the government’s regressive new media laws. It is a travesty for journalism and dangerous to climate and energy transition, writes Giles Parkinson, founder of independent media site Renew Economy.

Morrison’s media code could be catastrophic for climate and energy news – Michael West

Bernie and AOC Are Right: Joe Biden Should Declare Climate Change a National Emergency

Bernie and AOC Are Right: Joe Biden Should Declare Climate Change a National Emergency

For decades, presidents have used their power to declare emergencies to sideline badly needed regulations and entrench the national security state. Now a group of Congress members led by AOC is proposing that those powers be used for good: to force action to avoid a climate catastrophe.

Bernie and AOC Are Right: Joe Biden Should Declare Climate Change a National Emergency

Three strikes out! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The intention of this post is to examine three areas of concern which have arisen or have persisted in concerning the world at large. They are: the COVID-19 pandemic; Climate Change; and Donald J. Trump. The focus will be on how these topics are presented in various arenas, including Murdoch media.

Three strikes out! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Old Dog Thoughts-Bigot’s like Bolt would stand out in the crowd if not social distancing

 

 Western Culture looks less Western these days. 

Whose Muslim? Whose Christian? Complexion protectors or Hijabs. Middle East was always hot; Now we all keep our distance and out of the sun.

Fighting Fake News with REAL,12/4/20; The Hidden Face of Western Culture; Perth Hottest April ever; News Corp promotes the vilification of Chinese Australians;

Climate Vse Corona Virus – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Corona Virus has made a mockery of the economic excuses. When the bell tolls for the powerful no level of economic sacrifice is too great, but when it comes to economic realignment to stem climate change, our children and grandchildren can quite literally burn in hell.

via Climate Vse Corona Virus – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Old Dog Thoughts- Costs Costs Costs Don’t do anything is the LNP and News Corpse solution

Large outbreaks in Italy, South Korea and Iran were reported in the past few days, suggesting containment measures have not stopped the virus' spread.

Fighting Fake News with REAL,25/2/20; Pandemic, Stock markets and the wealthy; Australian LNP try to say Coal and Gas are clean economically; Fake News

What are hazard reduction burns, are we doing enough of them, and could they have stopped Australia’s catastrophic bushfires? – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A man in a green fire suit and white helmet sets dry grass alight in the bush.

via What are hazard reduction burns, are we doing enough of them, and could they have stopped Australia’s catastrophic bushfires? – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Wake up, Australia: deceit and post-truth politics will not save you from the flames | Quentin Grafton, Matthew Colloff, Virginia Marshall and John Williams | Opinion | The Guardian

Smoke from bushfires filling the sky

via Wake up, Australia: deceit and post-truth politics will not save you from the flames | Quentin Grafton, Matthew Colloff, Virginia Marshall and John Williams | Opinion | The Guardian

Old Dog Thoughts- Trump was coming coming coming then not; Climate Records smashed again and again;

Donald Trump sits on a yellow couch in the Oval Office with a pensive expression on his face, looking to the right.

Fighting Fake News with REAL,3/12/19; He will he will he won’t; Climate records broken in Aus, Swiss Alps, Antarctica. Emissions rising; Australian History Fake and twisted news;

Boris Johnson’s father joins Extinction Rebellion protest, shrugging off British PM’s ‘uncooperative crusties’ tag – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Climate change protester in the streets of London, police officers next to them.

via Boris Johnson’s father joins Extinction Rebellion protest, shrugging off British PM’s ‘uncooperative crusties’ tag – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

I never thought I’d see the Australian rainforest burning. What will it take for us to wake up to the climate crisis? | Joëlle Gergis | Opinion | The Guardian

Bushfire on the Gold Coast

Despite being one of the worst bushfires in Australian history, alarmingly, the Victorian Black Saturday bushfires of 2009, which killed 173 people, destroyed around 2,000 homes and incinerated millions of plants and animals, didn’t serve as a wake-up call.

The deeper we sink into denial, the more we commit ourselves to a reality where our children learn about environmental icons such as the Great Barrier Reef and our magnificent rainforests through history books, instead of being able to experience their wonder for themselves.

Choosing to turn away from this moment to act will be the ultimate betrayal of future generations.

via I never thought I’d see the Australian rainforest burning. What will it take for us to wake up to the climate crisis? | Joëlle Gergis | Opinion | The Guardian

When ignorance is a priority – » The Australian Independent Media Network

THIS GOVERNMENT REFUSES TO BELIEVE SCIENTISTS AND WE ARE SUFFERING IN CONSEQUENCE!

*In discussing translations of the Bible, Matthew Vines indicates that the sort of same sex union which was referred to as unacceptable in the Bible was in fact pederasty or paedophilia, mistranslated, however, as homosexuality.

via When ignorance is a priority – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Old Dog Thoughts- Locked in a closet firing his shotgun Trump keeps missing walls

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Fighting Fake News,27/6/19; Locked in a closet firing a shot gun Trump keeps missing the walls; Things you don’t really see reported by Andrew Bolt; Australia lead the way to the new world of concentration camps;

‘Disgrace’: Angus Taylor under pressure after failing to release emissions data | Australia news | The Guardian

 Emissions reduction minister Angus Taylor has failed to meet the deadline to publish Australia’s emissions data. The Greens say the minister could be in contempt of parliament.

“But really it’s no surprise considering Angus Taylor has continually argued against climate action and is part of a government that has continually lied about what their emissions data actually shows, which is that emissions are rising and we’re not on track to meet our international climate commitments.”

Apparently this government has a mandate to operate in secret and will continue to do so. (ODT

‘Disgrace’: Angus Taylor under pressure after failing to release emissions data | Australia news | The Guardian

Josh Frydenberg is “proud” of failure – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Coalition’s Monash Forum has called for us to pull out of the Paris Agreement. We have reneged on our commitment to contribute to the UN Green Energy Fund. We have earned the Colossal Fossil Award for obstructing progress at climate change talks. Unlike other countries, we are using carryover credits in an accounting trick to make it look like we are meeting targets when we are not.

via Josh Frydenberg is “proud” of failure – » The Australian Independent Media Network

One Million Fish Have Died In The Darling River, Here’s What’s Going On

The Government, of course, blamed the drought which they also claimed neither to be an extraordinary event nor a man made regulatory failure.  (ODT)

The CSIRO told the ABC that this increased regulation of river water and restricted water flow from low rainfall have caused an increased number of algal blooms in recent years in the Murray-Darling Basin.

“We’re really angry about it because we know that this is not a natural disaster, this is a man-made disaster,” said McBride.

“We really want to make sure that we change the way the lakes are managed so that we never see this again because it’s just heartbreaking.”

One Million Fish Have Died In The Darling River, Here’s What’s Going On

Trump says he has ‘natural instinct for science’ when it comes to climate change – POLITICO

Donald Trump.

“You have scientists on both sides of it. My uncle was a great professor at MIT for many years, Dr. John Trump,” the president said. “And I didn’t talk to him about this particular subject, but I have a natural instinct for science, and I will say that you have scientists on both sides of the picture.”

via Trump says he has ‘natural instinct for science’ when it comes to climate change – POLITICO

‘Are the US and Australia declaring climate war on all of Earth? You make it sound so final’ | First Dog on the Moon | Opinion | The Guardian

After Australia cynically releases its catastrophic climate data the day before grand final weekend, Ian the Climate Denialist Potato holds a press conference

via ‘Are the US and Australia declaring climate war on all of Earth? You make it sound so final’ | First Dog on the Moon | Opinion | The Guardian

Beware of rabid zealots – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Let’s remind ourselves of the meaning of ‘zealot’. Historically, it denoted a member of a fanatical sect in Judea during the first century AD that militantly opposed the Roman domination of Palestine. Today it describes a person who is fanatical and uncompromising in pursuit of religious, political, or other ideals.

We still have zealots in our midst. This piece exemplifies two instances of zealotry: the zealots that deny the reality of anthropogenic global warming, and those that cling tenaciously to trickle down economics.

via Beware of rabid zealots – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Drought, the end of the right, and the Last Man – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Neither market forces, innovative business techniques, trickle-down economics nor individual determination can withstand drought. No matter what the marketeers throw at it, nothing can make it rain, and a failure to develop public policies which accept the forces of nature, will likely see off this current crop of right-wing nongs.

via Drought, the end of the right, and the Last Man – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Saddest, Wrongest ‘Fact’ In Tony Abbott’s Climate Speech

Almost as bad is the claim that ’99 per cent of scientists believe’ as if scientific truth is determined by votes rather than facts.”Votes? What votes?Abbott seemed to be suggesting that the 97 percent consensus (the 99 was a mistake by Abbott, it’s actually 97) was based on some bogus poll.Wrong.There was never any poll of scared scientists who pretended to be in furious agreement about climate change lest they be branded as heretics. In fact, the paper which first identified the 97 percent consensus was a 2013 survey of the scientific literature that was already out there.And what 97 percent of that scientific literature effectively said was: it’s happening and we’re causing it.

Source: The Saddest, Wrongest ‘Fact’ In Tony Abbott’s Climate Speech

G20 leaders reaffirm support for climate change action and stand against United States – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

World powers line up against Donald Trump on climate change, reaffirming their support for efforts to fight global warming.

Source: G20 leaders reaffirm support for climate change action and stand against United States – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

 

Donald Trump’s Paris climate pull-out puts him on a collision course with market forces – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

US President Donald Trump’s push to rejuvenate coal puts him and his America First policy at odds with the course of the rest of the world, writes Ian Verrender.

Source: Donald Trump’s Paris climate pull-out puts him on a collision course with market forces – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)