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AUSTRALIA REMOVES CLIMATE 'CRISIS' FROM PACIFIC ISLANDS DRAFT DECLARATION  August 2019

Sources say Canberra has softened language, getting rid of all but one reference to coal,

If Australia succeeds the resolution will differ greatly from what was hoped for by small island Pacific leaders, who released a statement on Tuesday that called for “an immediate global ban on the construction of new coal-fired power plants and coalmines” and for all countries “to rapidly phase out their use of coal in the power sector”.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/15/australia-removes-coal-and-climate-crisis-references-from-pacific-islands-declaration?fbclid=IwAR3Fto8cmuO3pOfxUO-O6H0hww9x9LNNlGC47yJm0HkIzrjUwCgokA5R-fg

ONE CLIMATE CRISIS DISASTER HAPPENING EVERY WEEK, UN WARNS  2019

Developing countries must prepare now for profound impact, disaster representative says

 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/07/one-climate-crisis-disaster-happening-every-week-un-warns?fbclid=IwAR14jIgKSp3CXC8awSrSLMw4pOQ2qeQA1140_FQ7aQK5up5IVSf1X_38clI

 

 

THE BIG DRY: 'SEE US, HEAR US, HELP US' July 2018

Farmers across New South Wales and Queensland are calling it the worst drought in living memory. Many are facing ruin and say it is time for their city cousins to acknowledge the disaster.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2018-07-29/the-big-dry-see-us-hear-us-help-us/10030010?fbclid=IwAR2K8aYM9WOO44SHGJXLWyLdChh35kUyvktYZHYdRQuLB_T7hLuVbooKSMY

 

DAVID ATTENBOROUGH SAYS IT'S 'EXTRAORDINARY' CLIMATE DENIERS ARE IN POWER IN AUSTRALIA 2019

Celebrated naturalist’s most vivid impression of human impact on the planet is Great Barrier Reef bleaching

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/jul/10/david-attenborough-says-its-extraordinary-climate-deniers-are-in-power-in-australia?fbclid=IwAR0G_Hy1r8rrZfe3h0rFYeKycsU00amZoDAGvpQ1Jx70FVaTS1jSc6tLSXc

CHINA IS NOW THE BIGGEST BUYER OF AUSTRALIAN WATER RIGHTS – DESPITE THE RECORD BREAKING DROUGHT HITTING THE COUNTRY

The Federal Government in March revealed that 10.4 per cent of Australian water rights are owned by foreign individuals or companies.

Chinese investors own 732 gigalitres or 1.89 per cent of the water on the market – an amount more than Sydney Harbour which holds 500 gigalitres.

https://scooph.com/2019/07/09/china-is-now-the-biggest-buyer-of-australian-water-rights-despite-the-record-breaking-drought-hitting-the-country/?fbclid=IwAR0JTmksSYB5S6e-p6PLLtOhI0mJuoRb1kw5WpuGE8aVWcGOnEZlGqeBAFg

 

MEET THE MONEY BEHIND THE CLIMATE DENIAL MOVEMENT

Nearly a billion dollars a year is flowing into the organized climate change counter-movement

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/meet-the-money-behind-the-climate-denial-movement-180948204/?fbclid=IwAR3mW_ZAYJF0WbFMWfQaXKzHAP9CLXX4WKJ2oQ5fXkVboCCAsonHZr3BevQ

 

BARWON-DARLING RIVER FACES 'COLLAPSE' FROM GOVERNMENT MISTAKES: REPORT July 2019

https://www.smh.com.au/environment/sustainability/barwon-darling-river-faces-collapse-from-government-mistakes-report-20190724-p52a7i.html?fbclid=IwAR1anwnfzjgnaJ3uiM0BHg_1Lul9Zo6bA19MVra6Br1ymFTOw90IHZxNpEw

And

2018-2019 WATER SHARING PLAN REVIEWS

https://www.nrc.nsw.gov.au/2018-2019-wsp-reviews

 

“NATIONAL DISGRACE”: AUSSIE TAXPAYERS FORK OUT $40 MILLION TO EXPAND IRRIGATION IN THE MURRAY-DARLING BASIN

Four Corners revealed that more than $4 billion in Commonwealth Funds have been handed over to irrigators. This has allowed them to expand their operations and use more water under the $5.6 billion water infrastructure scheme.

https://www.oversixty.com.au/travel/domestic-travel/national-disgrace-aussie-taxpayers-fork-out-40-million-to-expand-irrigation-in-the-murray-darling-basin/?fbclid=IwAR2heaqMuPw7sXpn5s5TXBPa7gnvAj5gRT73uoqym3CCJnxG-8GDB9O_Zug

 

 

GLOBAL TEMPERATURE CHANGE (1850 TO 2018) ANIMATED GIF

http://www.climate-lab-book.ac.uk/files/2018/12/spiral_2018_WMO_large.gif?fbclid=IwAR3RVClkGp951VspIxRFRyQaVZt1pFpGhvlfSGw8SzqjQQeK1e6XwkYuBlA

Source 

http://www.climate-lab-book.ac.uk/

WHITEHAVEN COAL MINE OUTBIDS FARMERS FOR PRECIOUS WATER AGAIN  AUGUST 20 2019

 

https://www.northerndailyleader.com.au/story/6338208/coal-mine-outbids-farmers-for-precious-water-again/?fbclid=IwAR2vF_Tybjms0-DNn5RBK8LuRfsur9Yp53-aptWpk5lhbLsdaJj9RMySxvQ

 

ANCIENT CIVILISATIONS HAD A BIGGER IMPACT ON EARTH'S ENVIRONMENT THAN WE THOUGHT

https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-08-30/ancient-civilisations-environmental-impact/11450072?fbclid=IwAR2W52FFXbOBvqqUzYN4DAgg66GhhwZo-_Fhy03amiAWCz2pMrytmJVLyyk

 

AUSTRALIAN RAINFALL DECILES SINCE 1900   - 119 YEARS OF AUSTRALIAN RAINFALL

http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/history/rainfall/?fbclid=IwAR3tZq77PGip_WOVspnD2LYoJ-SpoEqM8gJCnnUS_MqDJgf3iqus_qPJKNM

 

AUSTRALIA RANKS THIRD IN EXPORTING CARBON POLLUTION IN THE WORLD  August 2019

https://www.facebook.com/TheAustraliaInstitute/videos/491501941665502/

GAS DEAL: “A MASSIVE TRANSFER OF WEALTH FROM GAS CUSTOMERS TO CHINA AND SINGAPORE”  13 May 2019

Michael West reports on the sneaky push to exempt a Chinese-owned tax avoider from the National Gas Rules and foist a $2.7 billion cost onto Australian gas customers while opening up vast new tracts of land for fracking.

https://www.michaelwest.com.au/gas-deal-a-massive-transfer-of-wealth-from-gas-customers-to-china-and-singapore/?fbclid=IwAR3UiI1TgJHSG7hfcKPlopxio16DTy5JC5bps5YStACcLce6issQGq-iNTc

FLORA TRIGGER MAP PROMPTS BACKLASH FROM FARMERS WHO FEAR IT WILL LOCK UP THEIR LAND  22 June 2019

Queensland landholders are afraid that new government mapping could lock up their land and force them to stop farming and grazing.

The protected plants flora survey trigger map identifies "high-risk" areas where endangered, vulnerable or near-threatened plant species are present or likely to be present.

 

https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-06-22/flora-survey-trigger-map-prompts-backlash-from-landholders/11235884?fbclid=IwAR1XGvJERKHKlu6VnoC_9khl9eaVoYO_7OBswy50a2Ec3vJbja_VIHavL4o

WEB ADMINISTRATORS COMMENT – What a pity that this doesn’t apply to Adani! Why not?

 

NUCLEAR WASTE: RESIDENTS NEAR PROPOSED DUMP TOLD TO SIGN DRACONIAN CODE OF CONDUCT

Code bans residents from taking notes or recording any part of meetings without prior agreement

 https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/aug/08/nuclear-waste-residents-near-proposed-dump-told-to-sign-draconian-code-of-conduct?CMP=share_btn_fb&fbclid=IwAR0AXkj9fHcfnXX5ewBLp5p3qfkR0vPM-bAqRTlNTg_xyHRgYcan13KCX6E

AUSTRALIA IS GOING TO STOP SHIPPING ITS PLASTICS AND OTHER RECYCLABLE WASTE OVERSEAS  AUGUST 2019

For many years Australia has been exporting millions of tonnes of plastic and other recyclable waste, but that may soon change, with governments agreeing to phase out the practice and boost local recycling capacity.

https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/australia-is-going-to-stop-shipping-its-recycling-overseas/11400496?fbclid=IwAR3QvmuM4FZ-eP3DV9311YJS1z7Hvpv9q-yodrlozFSIYo8vV06lDNiqN1s

AUSTRALIA TO BOLSTER CAMBODIA CLEAN WATER  July 2019

Australia and Cambodia have launched a utility program aimed at improving access to clean water for up to one million people in this Southeast Asian country, which suffered severe shortages earlier this year.

https://7news.com.au/news/environment/australia-to-bolster-cambodia-clean-water-c-302050?fbclid=IwAR16oiCdVb-lVTXRjrW-jqnFf2leTh2E6q9FLBc9yai4nDHu6A_7rMWiNmY

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