Tuesday 17th of July 2018

more stupid...

more stupid


global warming is real...

 

Australian temperature records tumbled again in September this year, with the country experiencing the hottest day since records began, and New South Wales breaking that record twice within a few days.

As always, particular weather events caused the records to be broken. But in a special climate statement, the Bureau of Meteorology said climate change also played a role, and earlier research has shown global warming has massively increased the chance of these records being broken.

On 22 September 2017 Australia experienced its hottest September day since records began more than a century ago, reaching an average maximum temperature across the continent of 33.47C – smashing the record set nine years ago by more than 6C.

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https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/oct/05/sweltering-septem...

 

lurking corruption somewhere...

For months/years we have been hearing about the corruption and incompetence of the Adani Company (Bailing out Adani is the definition of absurd", October 5). This week it has been the excellent Four Corners report on the ABC and the recent IEEFA Report discussed by Julien Vincent today. It seems obvious that neither the Queensland nor federal government have undertaken due diligence when approving Adani's applications. Why not? How is it that virtually the only supporters of Adani are these two governments? It's vote-losing for both. It smells of lurking corruption somewhere. Hope you're on to it ABC and Fairfax.

Kate Ravich Greenwich

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sullying bill's memory...

chutney

The cartoon drawn by Bill Leak and published in the merde-och press was a torrid complete misrepresentation of "aid" to India. In it, the concept was that "solar panels" were useless because THEY COULD NOT BE EATEN. As "we all know: Indians are starving... So we need to send them lumps of coal instead." This was the kind of rubbish supported by that athlete of deception Bjorn Lomborg... and the merde-och press... Mischief by Gus Leonisky above...

Here I am trying to salvage some of Bill Leak's memory... This cartoonist used by the merde-och press would have had to realise that the cartoon he drew of this matter was ridiculously false. Where I sully his memory is that Bill needed the cash and drew any rubbish for the merde-och press... When Bill died, the merde-och press praised him like the god of mayonnaise...

The last thing the Indians need is more coal. They need to be encouraged to use renewable energy as much as possible, far beyond what the pitifully retrograde Australian government of Abbott/Malcolm can offer to us. Global warming is real, not only in Australia, but in India too. 

 

See also: http://science.sciencemag.org/content/357/6353/764.1

 

and: http://www.yourdemocracy.net.au/drupal/node/33287

stop him...

New polling shows the majority of Australians oppose Adani’s proposed Carmichael coalmine going ahead, and an even bigger number are against Queensland allowing the company to receive a $1bn federal loan.

The polling, commissioned by the Stop Adani Alliance, was released on Saturday as thousands of people are expected to attend rallies at dozens of locations around the country, expressing their opposition to the project.

The ReachTel survey of almost 2,200 people across Australia found 55.6% of respondents opposed the mine going ahead. That was more than twice the number who supported the mine, with 18.4% of respondents saying they were “undecided”.

read more:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/07/most-australians-opp...

a casual conversation...

I was having a casual conversation today with my gay married friends... I alluded to Malcolm Turnbull being an idiot... I nearly got punched. Malcolm is a DANGEROUS idiot was what I should have said. Of course as Devine of the Turdograph points out to the discrimination that the "NO vote" is getting from a few people and possibly a gambling house in Hobart, she forgets that the postal vote has stirred MUCH MUCH MORE anti-gay rhetoric, insult and other discriminatory actions against LGBTi from the said NO voters... 

allegations of adani's environmental offences...

Senior officials considering lending public money to develop Australia's biggest coal mine have known for months of environmental and financial concerns surrounding the proponent Adani, internal emails reveal.

The emails, obtained under freedom of information laws, have fuelled the mine's opponents, who say granting the $900 million loan would pose unacceptable risks to taxpayers and the Commonwealth.

read more:

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/emails-reveal-offi...

phasing out coal...

A new alliance of 19 nations committed to quickly phasing out coal has been launched at the UN climate summit in Bonn, Germany. It was greeted as a “political watershed”, signalling the end of the dirtiest fossil fuel that currently provides 40% of global electricity.

New pledges were made on Thursday by Mexico, New Zealand, Denmark and Angola for the Powering Past Coal Alliance, which is led by the UK and Canada.

“The case against coal is unequivocal,” said UK climate minister Claire Perry, both on environmental and health grounds – air pollution from coal kills 800,000 people a year worldwide. “The alliance will signal to the world that the time of coal has passed.” The UK was the first nation to commit to ending coal use – by 2025 – but the electricity generated by coal has already fallen from 40% to 2% since 2012.

“There is a human cost and an environmental cost but we don’t need to pay that price when the price of renewables has plummeted,” said Catherine McKenna, Canada’s environment minister. “I’m thrilled to see so much global momentum for the transition to clean energy – and this is only the beginning.” The alliance aims to have 50 members by next year.

Asked about Donald Trump’s US administration, whose only event in Bonn was to promote coal, McKenna pointed out that renewable energy already employs 250,000 people in the US, compared to 50,000 in coal, and said this is the clean growth century: “The market has moved on coal.”

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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/nov/16/political-watershed-...