Dec. 6, 2021

Quick Climate Links: Government behaviour 'perplexing' - Chris Barrie; company boards, private people don't know how to respond to climate change

Quick Climate Links: Government behaviour 'perplexing' - Chris Barrie; company boards, private people don't know how to respond to climate change

Former Australian defence chief, Chris Barrie (pictured) has described the Australian Government's behaviour as "perplexing" as it claims to be strong on security issues when it is, in fact, weak, even silent, on climate change "the greatest threat to the future security, safety and well-being of all Australians".

You can find more of his comments in the RenewEconomy story: "Morrison’s lack of climate action puts national security at risk, former defence chief says".

As it is with private people, Australian company boards are unsure how to respond to climate change and you can learn more about that in a story from the Melbourne Age - "Where to start?: Boards struggle with climate change risks, fail to act".

More Quick Climate Links for today are:

"‘He voted with Barnaby Joyce every time’: Why GP decided to run in blue-ribbon seat";

"‘Falling apart’: Internal report reveals dozens of toxic risks from power plant'';

"The unhinged pursuit of profit is destroying us";

"Alan Kohler: Labor’s depressing job creation and power price cut election policy";

"From pollutant to product: the companies making stuff from CO2";

"Want to fight climate change? Buy a coal mine";

"View from The Hill: Albanese’s 43% emissions reduction target by 2030 has some political cover";

"I can only do so much’: we asked fast-fashion shoppers how ethical concerns shape their choices";

"Making the tobacco industry pay for cigarette litter could stop 4.5 billion butts polluting the Australian environment";

"Most Australian households are well-positioned for electric vehicles – and an emissions ceiling would help";

"Ditching Powershop? These green electricity providers want your business";

"Analysis: Do COP26 promises keep global warming below 2C?";

"National Trust accused of ‘passive vandalism’ after turning lake into ‘a bog";

"The American Climate Consensus";

"Major bank boss’ pay could be linked to climate targets";

"Rio Tinto lithium mine: thousands of protesters block roads across Serbia";

"‘One size fits all’: how water-sharing rule changes threaten Hunter Valley farms".

Enjoy "Music for a Warming World".

 

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