Tag: Climate

In China, ‘Heaviest Rain in 1,000 Years’ Triggers Deadly Flooding, Landslides | Common Dreams News

Cars sit in floodwaters after heavy rains hit the city of Zhengzhou in China's central Henan province on July 21, 2021. (Photo: STR/AFP via Getty Images)

Just days before it was hit with catastrophic floods, Henan endured a major heatwave, Bloomberg noted Wednesday. “The deadly flood shows the unpredictable impacts from climate change are appearing more and more often,” Zhang Jianyu, chief representative at the Environmental Defense Fund’s Beijing office, told the news outlet. “It’s a message to us that it’s time to strengthen efforts to tackle [the] climate change crisis.”

Source: In China, ‘Heaviest Rain in 1,000 Years’ Triggers Deadly Flooding, Landslides | Common Dreams News

Paul Bongiorno: Vaccine rollout a foretaste of Australia’s climate response

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Scott Morrison is hoping the vaccine scarcity that has led to the lockdown of half the nation’s population will be close to resolution by December, and along with it a reversal of his political fortunes. But as fate would have it, that timetable coincides with our next summer.

Source: Paul Bongiorno: Vaccine rollout a foretaste of Australia’s climate response

Peatlands worldwide are drying out, threatening to release 860 million tonnes of carbon dioxide every year

Peatlands, such as fens, bogs, marshes and swamps, cover just 3% of the Earth’s total land surface, yet store over one-third of the planet’s soil carbon. That’s more than the carbon stored in all other vegetation combined, including the world’s forests.

Source: Peatlands worldwide are drying out, threatening to release 860 million tonnes of carbon dioxide every year

Old Dog Thought- Morrison says he governs by discouragement of JobSeeker, JobKeeper, JobBenefits the ordinary rip off and encouragement of the exceptional

Fighting Fake News with REAL 4/6/21 9 Graphs; Gov & Casual Workers; PM discouraging Lock Downs; UK and Corman against Morrison’s climate action;

Australia’s climate-criminal status is on global display. What now?

It was entirely appropriate that Scott Morrison was on mute when he began his address to Joe Biden’s climate summit overnight. He had nothing to say or offer, and although Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said “Mr Prime Minister I’m not sure we’re hearing you,” the message Morrison was sending the world was clear enough. Morrison may as well just have stuck his middle finger up at the camera. Australia’s already woefully inadequate 26-28% emissions reduction target from 2005 levels by 2030 — set by arch-climate denialist Tony Abbott — now looks irrelevant at best and misleading at worst, regardless of how often Morrison and his ministers say that we will “meet and beat it”. The United States is committed to reductions of 50-52% compared with 2005. The UK is committed to a 78% cut on 1990 levels by 2035. Canada — a resource economy very similar to Australia’s — is committed to 40-45% of 2005 levels by 2030. Norway’s is 50-55% by 2030. Japan is committed to 46% from 2013 levels by 2030. South Korea lifted its target to a 24.4% reduction on 2017 levels by 2030. And the European Union this week ratified its commitment to a 55% cut by 2030.

Source: Australia’s climate-criminal status is on global display. What now?

Crooked Consulting: EY and Deloitte spruik climate on one hand, the explosion in new coal projects on the other – Michael West

Australia is building a slew of new coal projects just as global demand for coal is in retreat. It’s justified by “independent expert” reports from the likes of Big Four firms Deloitte and EY. Luke Stacey and Michael West report on the flawed economics and compromised reports of the consultants.

Source: Crooked Consulting: EY and Deloitte spruik climate on one hand, the explosion in new coal projects on the other – Michael West

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