Nov. 11, 2021

Quick Climate Links: Electric vehicles; uninhabitable in 50 years; capitalism trumps policy; blind spot; conflict and fragility

Quick Climate Links: Electric vehicles; uninhabitable in 50 years; capitalism trumps policy;  blind spot; conflict and fragility

Australian PM, Scott Morrison (pictured) Is urging us to take more of the medicine that made the world ill in the first place, "Can do capitalism", and again pointing his finger, has declared that what Australians don't need, or want more of, is people such as himself telling them what to do - he wants the government off our backs.

And while the Australian Government is effectively doing nothing about trying to head off climate change, some such as PNG's Climate Change Minister, Wera Mori, is pleading for Australia to act more like a genuine global citizen and do more to lower its emissions.

We are also getting the same message from Tuvalu via an address given to the Glasgow COP26 by a speaker up to his knees in the ocean, a rising ocean.

More Quick Climate Links for today are:

"Will Australia's intransigence on climate damage our trade relationships?";

"Tuvalu could be uninhabitable in 50 years due to climate change";

"PM trying to turn climate change into a "practical challenge" - Politics with Peter Van Onselen";

"What is the Global Stocktake?";

"Reporter's notebook: From the climate front lines to COP26, the gap is wide between talk and reality";

"Scott Morrison says ‘can-do capitalism’ will solve climate change";

"Capitalism trumps policy on climate: PM";

"Scott Morrison brings ‘can-do capitalism’ to Melbourne";

"Countries, cities, carmakers commit to end fossil-fuel vehicles by 2040";

"Glasgow’s 2030 credibility gap: net zero’s lip service to climate action";

"Three decisions governments must make to solve the nature and climate emergencies";

"Climate adaptation finance has a blind spot on conflict and fragility";

"Signify calls on leaders to accelerate the transition to smart LED lighting at Cop26";

"COP26 Draft Calls for More Action to Tighten Climate Goals";

"Green Markets Put World’s Poor at Mercy of Higher Funding Costs";

"Scott Morrison could restore Australia’s climate reputation as a lifter rather than a leaner with five steps";

"Electric vehicles are too big an opportunity to miss. Here’s what Australia should be doing";

"Addicted to privatisation, addicted to failure";

"Using water wisely, Barnaby? Or another dicey deal in the pipeline?";

"Strong policies 'missing' on transport decarbonisation";

"Looting By Other Means";

"‘Can-do capitalism’: Morrison’s fresh pitch on emissions";

"Climate summit wants nations to return next year with tougher 2030 targets";

"Morrison backs climate capitalism as Albanese warns voters over ‘nonsense’ on mandates";

"Travelling to Europe could ‘cost $800 more’ to meet net-zero targets";

"Too hot for ceremony: climate is fast changing for First Peoples and it’s not our ‘Australian way’";

"Lotus Type 132 electric SUV teased";

"Rivian going public tonight, could be valued above BMW, Hyundai, Kia, and Ferrari";

"Investors pushed mining giants to quit coal. Now it’s backfiring";

"Electric vehicles can’t fix the problem of cars";

"US won’t sign up to British push to ban new petrol cars by 2035";

"What Happened at COP26 on Wednesday: China and U.S. Say They’ll ‘Enhance’ Climate Ambition";

"Nine charts that show why the US needs to tackle food emissions";

"The US-China climate pact gives Glasgow summit momentum for hope";

"Australia among nations trying to soften COP26 declaration";

"‘Existential crisis’: United States and China stun COP26 with joint climate change pact";

"How ambition for a small country’s survival helped reshape the COP agenda";

"Macron boosts nuclear power plans to meet France’s net-zero ambitions";

"Beach Energy faces heat over shock CEO exit, fossil fuels’ future";

"Net-zero vow fails to ‘shift the dial’ as renewables investment stalls".

Enjoy "Music for a Warming World".

 

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