Australian news, and some related international items

To 27 February – Climate and Nuclear News Australia

I’ve tried to find good news – we need it. But, good news, by its nature, is not news. Most people try to behave decently, reasonable. When they don’t – that’s actually unusual , remarkable – and therefore is news. Anyway – here’s a good bit.:

Changing climate change“2040” paints an optimistic picture of the future of the environment, Youtube 2040 teaser

Meanwhile  – New report warns of climate Armageddon in less than 150 years.  New research indicates that world efforts towards climate change targets are likely to be too slow to take effectClimate change bringing crises, population displacement, wars to Middle East countries.  Climate change taking its toll on the Sea of Galilee and the Jordan River.

Another good bit?  South Korea offers hope that the Trump-Kim nuclear summit could bring an end to the Korean War.

Meanwhile –  We are closer to a nuclear war than we would like to believe – new smaller bombs make this more likely. Indian and Pakistan relations have again reached a dangerous level.



CLIMATE    Climate and Energy Policies – Liberal/National versus Labor.   Slick talk by Scott Morrison – but the government’s “climate policy” is still pro coal, and not effective against global warming.  Morrison tries to play both sides of climate debate . Legal advice: Government cannot fund new coal plants without parliamentary approval. Climate change protesters disrupt parliamentary question time.

A fearful future for Australia’s one big river system – the Murray-Darling basin.

Law firm AJ and Co to wage war for Adani coal company – as an “attack dog”.  Australia’s democracy is threatened by Adani’s ‘legal intimidation’ tactics against community groups.   Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has refused to back the Adani mine.

NUCLEAR  Kimba and Hawker communities kept in the dark about the dangers of hosting nuclear wastes.  Call to scrap the plan for a national nuclear waste dump at Kimba, South Australia.  Australia’s Liberal govt’s reaction to another earthquake close to planned nuclear dump site – “She’ll be right, mate!”   Are there ANY members now on the Kimba radioactive dump community consultative committee?   Scotland’s Ministers have the power to stop export of nuclear wastes to planned dump in South Australia.

Northern Territory passes law on nuclear wastes, reiterates opposition to NT nuclear waste dump.

Australia participating in the Waigani Convention, – banning import of nuclear wastes to island countries, controlling their transport,

In this time of critical drought, water shortage, South Australia’s govt lets BHP expand its water-guzzling Olympic Dam uranium mine.

Australia increasing protection for whistleblowers, (at least on matters financial)

RENEWABLE ENERGY. Cost-effective, clean, reliable grid: “You can have it all,” says Audrey Zibelman. South Australia Water on path to “net zero” power bills, with 154MW solar rollout.



February 26, 2019 - Posted by | Christina reviews

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