Protest facebook event link. What would be the cost of
allowing Santos to produce gas in the Pilliga over national value of the Great Artesian Basin? All the natural springs, rivers,
creeks and streams feed from this body of water.
We had climate change political fireworks on Radio National Breakfast
over the past few days. (17-Nov-2017, 20-Nov-2017). The most radical
item on Friday was the report on a challenge BHP contradictions between
their financial support for the Minerals Council of Australia, and BHP's
public policy 'positions' on climate change mitigation.
BHP in alliance with Rio Tinto, provides the
MCA with about 60% of its funding. The MCA claims all successful responsibility for Australia's climate and energy policy failure.
Of course its Australia's Progress lack of progress in climate change action that our Australian Climate Council focuses on.
We have experienced a deep betrayal by our systems of Government and our failures of community responsibility to ourselves to change that.
Despite the worlds most abundant solar and wind resources, Australian government policy has been going
backwards in a "time warp".
Australia coal plants are "non-dispatchable" sources of electricity, that is it they are not capable of being turned on or off at the flick of switch, and are best suited for steady "baseload" output. Coal and Gas are "non-renewable", and also "non-burnable" because of our global climate emergency. The "National Electricity Guarantee" marketing brochure put out as government policy defines coal as "dispatchable" energy. Coal as "dispatchable energy" is a sales marketing promotion gimmick that is very typical of the Minerals Council of Australia.
Energy Security Board told to ignore climate lobby groups, and Australian obligations to Paris Climate Treaty. It looks like another attempt to impose coal and gas tyranny on Australia by the Minerals Council of Australia and a few big energy corporations.
The Liberal/National Energy idea is simply a lifeline to non-renewable energy that
will keep electricity prices high. It is a solution that gives a financial solution to a technical problem, empowers retailers,
leaves lots of fat for the key players, but lots of bills for the consumer and slows progress
on climate change. It is so sketchy on detail and definition of various parameters that
it cannot be counted as a plan or policy. It is simply a political statement.
Nic Clyde, from Lock the Gate, said that a number of motions concerning
climate risks were being put to the Origin AGM, all of which Origin had advised its share holders to vote against.
Origin clearly quantify its risks for stranded assets of fossil fuel interests, because of carbon emission limits for having a safe climate.
Origin as a energy corporation, and a major energy provider in Australia,
needs to publish its plan for transition to net-zero carbon energy systems.
Origin needs to measure amounts of fugitive emissions from its existing gas operations.
I have also just taken part in a "National Day of Action" on
7th October 2017, for the "#StopAdani" campaign.
I was one of thousands of human pixels, as seen by drone camera, for a large "Stop Adani" sign on Bondi Beach.
Later later on that day a similar event in a large park in Newtown. Similar events happened all over Australia.
Australian Federal Government is run for and by export coal and gas business owned by foreign corporatchiks. Government ministers do not care about our climate emergency because there are hundreds of billions of dollars to be made by fleecing Australia.
Can Malcolm Turnbull keep on fooling the woolly-brained forever?
"Coal and Gas at any cost" -
The big gas companies have been robbing us blind. They are creating economic turmoil and
trying to shift the blame to farmers and communities. And the Federal Government is right behind them.
They’re adding insult to injury by using a fake “crisis” as an excuse to destroy more of our
farmland and natural areas - and risk even more of our precious water resources
Public transport melts, literally, on really hot days, . . . When you have a bunch of days one by one, it stops the whole system.
A new study led by Australian National University (ANU) climate
scientist Dr Sophie Lewis has projected daily temperatures 3.8C above
existing records for Sydney and Melbourne and even hotter extremes.
Having to give up on Coal energy is an admission that we human beings are dominated by
Nature and its Limits. Those people with a simple dominances setting seem to have low empathy,
and when emotions are cut off, we have a low chance of communicating with them using common sense, because they are too frightened of losing dominance.
A billion dollars of Australian taxpayer dollars, could buy thousands of
jobs outright in Queensland, and take us further down the path of climate safe energy, in
the urgent transition needed for our global climate emergency.
Instead these Coal Crooks and their mates plan to give it to a nearly bankrupt,
tax-dodging, environment criminal, dodgy Indian billionaire,
and promote greenhouse gas emissions beyond global safe climate limits.
The strictest environmental "conditions" in the world,
won't hold back a corporation with a track record of breaking them all, and Coal Mining is awful dirty and unhealthy. Premier Palasczuk's promotion of the Adani mine is a direct accelerant of our global climate emergency,
she a global warming arsonist, and she should be publicly treated as an arsonist.
The Adani Carmichael project needs to be stopped by every means possible.
Adani is already too hot to handle, for all the banks that have turned it down.
ABC TV broadcast its Four Corners
investigation documentary of "Digging into Adani" last night , October 2nd. Available on ABC iView, for viewing or download. The program captured pretty well the underlying sleaze, corruption, environmental damage, tax evasion,
behind the rise of this Indian Corporate Behemoth. The Australia government is bending over backwards for them. I have seen the evidence all over in bits and pieces on our fragmentary media.
Our ABC have done a public service in bringing it together.
Environmental "savings" and "heritage" , land and water, are so obviously worth lots of money.
A safe climate, and intact land and clean water, have eternally lasting value. These corporatchiks for fossil fuel profit are wasting energy, destroying agriculture, and doing climate crime. When will these fossil fuel worshippers learn the prayer for life on earth?
This is in response to a
Getup campaign email on 28th September, 2017, which asked for submissions to the Joint Selection Committee on Electoral Matters. The "major problem" with Australia's system of political finance is the "perception" of corruption, according to a new Parliamentary Committee report. Nothing at all wrong with reality them?