The Federal Government's new chief science advisor, Alan Finkel, has advocated for an end to coal-fired power but acknowledged it will not happen "overnight".
His comments come as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull heads off a push from a group of well-known Australians to put a moratorium on new coal mines.
Yesterday we launched in London what we hope will be a new direction for the environmental movement, one which takes green thinking in a more progressive and pragmatic direction. We call it ‘ecomodernism’.
So far this year in Australia men have killed 74 of their female partners or ex-partners, according to Destroy the Joint. This terrorism goes unremarked (except for crocodile tears) and unaddressed. In fact Federal and State governments have been cutting funding to refuges, safe havens for women fleeing domestic violence.
There is a belief of superiority in religious mobs.
Today's effort by Miranda Devine in the Daily Telecrap takes the cake...
Read the chosen words like "Lovebirds", "genuinely", "no secret of their shared psychological problems" with "medical certificate" to boot... Yes I agree with Miranda. Mental illness should not be treated as public entertainment... But please compare what she wrote about Craig Thomson.
Craig Thomson had been found guilty of having spent $5,000 of a Union fund to which he was not entitled to, after the media and the Tony-Abbott-mob accused him of stealing half a million dollars — as told to Kate McClymont by you guess who: Kathy Jackson, "whistleblower"... Surprise surprise!
from Honest History ….
Deep State is a Terror State, Torture State,
Tyrant State - and hey, it’s OK with that.
Deep State was formed to bodyguard elites,
If there is one chart that might finally put to rest debate of a pause or "hiatus" in global warming, this chart created by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has just supplied it.
For years, climate change sceptics relied on a spike in global temperatures that occurred during the monster 1997-98 El Nino to say the world had stopped warming because later years struggled to set a higher mark even as greenhouse gas emissions continued to rise.
To mangle Shakespeare, nothing in Joe Hockey's treasurership became him like no longer being it.
The usual purloining of the quote concludes "like the leaving it", but Hockey's farewell speech was largely rubbish, confirming that he had never been up to the job.
When the usual platitudes subside as the politicians and gallery wish a fellow warrior well after long years in a brutal occupation, the speech should be seen as one of the weaker attempts at self-aggrandisement, re-writing history, buck-passing and, finally, apparent disloyalty to Tony Abbott after years of being too loyal. What a mess.
Ms Goward went further on Monday, telling Fairfax Media turbines' blades created pressure waves that "resonate in the skulls" of people living as far away as five kilometres.
"I don't think we know enough about the impacts," she said. "It is something we should be prioritising."