Feb. 23, 2022

Quick Climate Links: Bathed in common sense; Loving cycle ways and public transport; Move quickly and make small changes

Quick Climate Links: Bathed in common sense; Loving cycle ways and public transport; Move quickly and make small changes

Common Sense, something many think they have, is a subjective thing, and surprisingly rare.

I have, however, been fortunate enough only recently to have been exposed to this rare commodity when I heard Saul Griffith speak in Melbourne as a part of the National Sustainable Living Festival and then read the latest book from the chief economist at The Australia Institute, Richard Denniss.

The book, "Big: The Role of the State in the Modern Economy", is really just an essay, but packed into its less than 100 pages (and small pages at that) is boundless common sense about shaping Australia's economic future.

Regular listeners to the ABC's RN Breakfast program will be familiar with the voice of Matt Bevan, which has been absent for a couple of months now he has been putting together the new podcast, "Australia, if You're Listening?"; a podcast that takes an in-depth look at Australia and the climate crisis.

The practical, intellectual, emotional and physical experience surrounding the climate crisis has produced for many a certain "climate anxiety" and that is being looked at by The Conversation again through a podcast - "Ten years to 1.5°C: how climate anxiety is affecting young people around the world – podcast".

Other Quick Climate Links for today are:

"The business leaders who love cycleways and public transport";

"Storm Franklin: ‘danger to life’ flood warnings in Shropshire and Worcestershire";

"The Politics of Science";

"Germany needs a more joined-up climate diplomacy strategy";

"Move quickly and make small changes: how to reduce the impact of your polyester clothes";

"The way we use air conditioning is changing, and it’s time we talked about it, expert says";

"Some Coalition MPs say that arson is mostly to blame for the bushfire crisis. Here are the facts";

"How to Calm Your Climate Anxiety";

"New report shows major investment is needed in long-duration storage to ensure energy security in UK";

"What is the IPCC and what will its next report cover?";

"Biden Administration Halts New Drilling in Legal Fight Over Climate Costs";

"China Provided Abundant Snow for the Winter Olympics, but at What Cost to the Environment?";

"US, Egypt launch joint working group ahead of UN climate change summit";

"Climate change reports on ‘thought/think’ pieces";

"Why natural gas prices spiked in winter 2021-2022";

"Morrison digs in for last ditch battle to protect coal generators";

"‘World is waking up’: ex-energy boss Kerry Schott says AGL bid a sign of big changes ahead";

"COLUMN-Coal will exit Australia's power market despite AGL's recalcitrance: Russell";

"Warnings Australia could 'lock in' fossil fuel dependency with $26b worth of new gas pipelines";

"Endangered hammerhead sharks migrating to waters as far south as Perth, study finds".

Enjoy "Music for a Warming World".

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