May 15, 2022

Quick Climate Links: Christiana Figueres on Australian catastrophe; Kate Grenville urges authors to encourage people to 'vote climate'; Rob Priestly spices up Nicholls contest

Quick Climate Links: Christiana Figueres on Australian catastrophe; Kate Grenville urges authors to encourage people to 'vote climate'; Rob Priestly spices up Nicholls contest

Rob Priestly (pictured in the Melbourne Age) has brought the fire and passion of an independent candidate to the usually conservative seat of Nicholls in northern  Victoria.

Today's Melbourne Age (Sunday, May 15) carried the story: "‘One of the most likely to fall’: independent push gathers steam in regional Victoria".

Also in The Melbourne Age, reporter Jane Sullivan tells readers: "Top Australian authors urge readers to put climate first in election vote".

And the hero of the 2015/16 Paris climate talks, Christiana Figueres says, in an opinion piece, "Floods, fires, coral bleaching: Politicians leading the country to climate catastrophe".

Other Quick Climate Links for today are:

"Glorious beach summers are part of the Australian imagination. My children are making different memories";

"Tuvalu, sinking in the Pacific, fears becoming a superpower 'pawn'";

"20 solutions to climate change you can try from your own home";

"Can restaurant menus help diners choose climate-friendly meals?";

"Corporates must make ‘a pivot without precedent’";

"Australia’s Politics May Be Changing With Its Climate";

"Cost of living and fixing aged care are top concerns as election nears, ANU poll shows";

"Climate Poll 2021";

"How One Billionaire Could Keep Three Countries Hooked on Coal for Decades";

"Oil Giants Sell Dirty Wells to Buyers With Looser Climate Goals, Study Finds";

"Did Warming Play a Role in Deadly South African Floods? Yes, a Study Says.";

"Pinterest Will Now Take Down Content Spreading Climate Change Misinformation";

"Missing the emissions for the trees: Biomass burning booms in East Asia";

"Philippines inquiry finds polluters liable for rights violations, urging litigation";

"Mexico’s oil gets even dirtier as flaring continues to soar";

"Environment tipping points fast approaching in UK, says watchdog";

"Temperatures could hit 27C in UK with week of sunshine forecast";

"Birds, beavers and microparks: experts plan to rewild London";

"Living Earth Movement";

"What Ministers in a new Government should do – climate change, China-US relations and our region";

"2022 Federal Election: Climate Scorecard";

"Qld rains ease but flood warnings remain";

"Perth teenager upcycles old electronics and computers to give them back to those in need";

"Ask Fuzzy: Why do we need dung beetles?";

"Climate Change Is Disrupting the Global Supply Chain Too";

"The U.S. pledged billions to fight climate change. Then came the Ukraine war";

"Heed the warnings of this palm tree, a 200-year-old drought survivor";

"Alan Kohler: The end of coal is nigh. The next government must tell the truth";

"Coming this Summer: Spiking Electricity Bills Plus Blackouts";

"Fossil Fuels Aren’t Just Harming the Planet. They’re Making Us Sick";

"Earth Has a 50-50 Chance of Hitting a Grim Global Warming Milestone in the Next Five Years";

"A Climate Progressive Leads a Crowded Democratic Field for Pittsburgh’s 12th Congressional District Seat";

"New Research Shows Aerosol Emissions May Have Masked Global Warming’s Supercharging of Tropical Storms";

"To Equitably Confront Climate Change, Cities Need to Include Public Health Agencies in Planning Adaptations";

"Warming Trends: Weather Guarantees for Your Vacation, Plus the Benefits of Microbial Proteins and an Urban Bias Against the Environment";

"Inside Clean Energy: In a World Starved for Lithium, Researchers Develop a Method to Get It from Water";

"‘Everything was orange’: US wildfires burning at furious pace early this year";

"Poisoned legacy: why the future of power can’t be nuclear";

"George Monbiot: ‘On a vegan planet, Britain could feed 200 million people’";

"South Africa’s April floods made twice as likely by climate crisis, scientists say";

"Plastic-stuffed seabirds sound alarm call for Australian ocean health";

"Coral reefs provide stunning images of a world under assault".

Enjoy "Music for a Warming World".

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