Federal Government does not wish discourage even more new gas mining for the rest of Australia, so pay up now. "The oil and gas industry has repeatedly ignored commitments to shore up Australia’s domestic gas supply made when developing new export infrastructure." They know which politicians are in their pockets, and get away with whatever they can. Excepting Western Australia, where the state government didn't lie down for foreign gas mining corporations. Now its winter and a quarter of coal fired power stations on australia's east coast are suddenly out of action. Maybe some of these are also owned by profiting gas corporations? It looks like previous government actions of privatizing and selling coal-fired power stations for a song to industry mates has really worked out well for some. With either gas or coal for energy, global climate is cooked just as quickly. At last we have a real corporate carbon tax, for which most of that money goes overseas to the global graft oligarchy. At last some real economic degrowth for Australia.
Neither federal Liberal nor Labor Parties dare reveal their ongoing national disgrace. Not only can they not stand up to foreign fossil fuel companies in order to mitigate accelerated global heating, they can't even extract a smidgen more taxes and royalties for general budget revenue beyond the generous donations both parties received for their re-election coffers, nor do they plan to do anything about massive taxpayer subsidies given to these foreign corporations.
A flagship carbon capture and storage project - CSS has been a dismal failure at the Gorgon LNG project on Barrow Island off Western Australia’s Pilbara coast. This is one of the largest gas projects in the world.
Less than quarter of the CCS target was achieved. Anyway, most of the emissions are from burning the gas after it has been exported. Expensive and inefficient CCS has never and was never going solve this.
Despite proven futility of CCS, the Australian government still invests hundreds of millions in CCS projects, as a fossil fuel industry subsidy, and calls them emission reduction "solutions", to give the lie that it global heating seriously. One of the Gorgon project owners is Chevron, has donated a total of $1.1 million over the past 10 years to political parties. To make up for CCS targets failure, Gorgon bought cheap some Australian carbon credits to meet its "CO2 targets".
“The oil and gas industry are harvesting subsidies to prolong the life of their operations, not for emissions reduction.” - Analyst Bruce Robertson.
As Adani's bigest investor, BlackRock are enabling Adani to massively expand its coal operations and turbocharge the climate crisis. BlackRock have tried "engaging" with Adani, but that engagement has failed. 💍 💔 So now it's time for BlackRock to quit the engagement and just dump Adani!
Let's build up the pressure on BlackRock to end it. Watch and share this new video calling for the world's most anticipated break up.
Honest Government Ad. Honestly, the Australia Public keep re-electing the same sort of government. So it must be the fault of the public. IPCC mitigation report says rapid, immediate and permanent reductions in greenhouse gas production are required right now. Australia Federal governments keep feeding money and mining leases to foreign corporations. Its just as well that global oil supply has been in decline since 2018, and the rate of decline will increase to about 8% per year by 2025. Unfortunate for us, to replace all that missing energy with Gas and Coal will keep feeding our monster of a global heated world and make energy even more expensive. This is what big funders of our major political parties want, being all those foreign mining agents of the Minerals Council of Australia. Their happiness is our governments billion dollar sell out. It is your country, mined and fracked, cooked, burnt, fried and flooded. This ruin is helped by political betrayals for piles of foreign donations to Australian political parties.
Faced with the result that some Liberal State Governments may adopt some more elements of real climate and energy policies, the Dynamic Duo of Morrison - Taylor, or more likely their faceless lobbyists, have abolished all pretense of democratic pre-selection process in NSW to ensure only fossil fuel loyalists and "Yes"-men, who must be pre-purchased and vetted by the Minerals Council of Australia, can be trusted as candidates, even for some no-hope marginal seats in the upcoming 2022 Federal Election.
The Conger ice shelf, which had an approximate surface area of 1,200 sq km, collapsed around 15 March, scientists said on Friday.
East Antarctica saw unusually high temperatures last week, with Concordia station hitting a record temperature of -11.8C on 18 March, more than 40C warmer than seasonal norms. The record temperatures were the result of an atmospheric river that trapped heat over the continent. Taken from Guardian Article
Weather patterns are no longer what we older people remember. Nature is running out of places to absorb earths heat buildup. This collapse of the East Antarctica Conger Ice Shelf will not be pushed
by the media of BAU as threat or interruption to the daily BAU of
fossil fuel civilization. Australian Government policies, budgets and the abnormalities of voters zombie consciousness, will continue as usual. Just as if nature had left the Antarctic
freezer door open, and a record river of heat was allowed to flow in. Maybe nature will close the door properly next year?