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A continuous conversation about climate change - news, views and interviews.

    Quick Climate Links: Musicians using their craft to help us better understand the climate crisis

    Quick Climate Links: Musicians using their craft to help us better understand the climate crisis

    Musicians are increasingly turning to their craft to help us, and them, better understand and deal with the climate crisis.

    A podcast from Climate One "Coping with Climate through Music" takes us into this growing field.

    Other Quick Climate Links for today are:

    "Scientists call for incentives to help households transition away from gas use in homes";

    "Critical climate indicators broke records in 2021, says UN";

    "Public health expert promotes benefits of electric vehicles";

    "5,000 firefighters tackle wildfires across US south-west";

    "Net Zero Delivery Summit";

    "The Remote Work Revolution Spawns a New Class of Supercommuters";

    "World leaders not doing enough to deliver Glasgow commitments, says Cop president";

    "This election, are the teals ready to take on the fossil fuel lobby that’s captured the major parties?";

    "Australia’s Prime Minister Ignored the Climate. Voters Could Make Him Pay.";

    "How a Group of Female Independents Aims to Revive Australian Democracy";

    "Australia found to be world leader in coal power greenhouse emissions";

    "How do the major parties rate on climate policies? We asked 5 experts";

    "Plenty of carrots but few sticks in climate plan";

    "Emissions plan is good, as far as it goes";

    "Do Airline Climate Offsets Really Work? Here’s the Good News, and the Bad.";

    "Oil Executives Grilled Over Industry’s Role in Climate Disinformation";

    "The Corporate Climate Responsibility Monitor evaluates the transparency
    and integrity of companies’ climate pledges";

    "The A List 2021";

    "Businesses Aim to Pull Greenhouse Gases From the Air. It’s a Gamble";

    "World’s largest meat company, JBS, increases emissions by 51% in five years despite 2040 net zero climate target, continues to greenwash its huge climate footprint ";

    "Apple and Disney among companies backing groups against US climate bill";

    "Hunga volcano generated incredible atmospheric waves";

    "Exxon Doubles Down on ‘Advanced Recycling’ Claims That Yield Few Results";

    "Revealed: How Car and Airline Advertising ‘Misleads’ the Public and Threatens Climate Action";

    "What’s at stake for the climate in Australia’s election?";

    "Rich countries seek coal-to-clean energy deals with Indonesia and Vietnam";

    "Who will replace Patricia Espinosa as the UN climate chief?";

    "Urgent action needed to ensure a resilient energy transition amid severe global challenges";

    "Why climate change matters to Latinos";

    "The kids are not OK";

    "Renewable energy lessons from European communities";

    "Creativity, agency, urgency in cities: the Rise Africa Action Festival";

    "Worried about climate change? You’re not alone";

    "More than $1bn of Coalition’s climate funding could go to fossil fuel projects, analysis finds".

    Enjoy "Music for a Warming World".

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    • 2 min
    New Book: 'Humanity's Moment' - Joëlle Gergis spells out a 'Case for hope'; Quick Climate Links

    New Book: 'Humanity's Moment' - Joëlle Gergis spells out a 'Case for hope'; Quick Climate Links

    Climate scientist, Joëlle Gergis, is finalizing a new book - "Humanity's Moment: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope" to be published late in August.

    Her previous book - "Sunburnt Country: The History and Future of Climate Change in Australia" was published in 2018 giving an unparalleled perspective on how human activities altered patterns that have been with us for millions of years, and what climate change looks like in our backyard.

    Dr Gergis also had an article published recently on The Conversation: "I’m a climate scientist and writer: this election is the most important in Australia’s history".

    Other Quick Climate Links for today are:

    "Where are we heading with electric vehicles?";

    "Gas industry and Coalition reach for a get-out-of-catastrophe-free card in climate crisis Monopoly";

    "Australian doctors echo UN boss’s call for an urgent end to coal power";

    "Major parties struggle to nail the climate message in key electorate";

    "Resources minister decries ‘climate religion’ and vows Coalition push for more gas projects";

    "The traditional owners taking on NT’s billion-dollar fracking industry";

    "‘World is at boiling point’: humanity must redefine relationship with nature, says report";

    "Rising Authoritarianism and Escalating Climate Change Are Supported by the Same Industries";

    "Green spaces are not accessible for 2.8m people in UK, finds study";

    "Mexican farmers demand redress for illegal mining and violence on their land";

    "‘A new climate politics’: the 47th parliament must be a contest of ideas for a hotter, low-carbon Australia";

    "Lismore faced monster floods all but alone. We must get better at climate adaptation, and fast"; 

    "Prompt and accurate information is vital in a pandemic – the climate and biodiversity crises demand the same urgency";

    "‘Clean hydrogen’ confounds most Aussies";

    "Australia’s climate data to UN questioned as study finds land clearing in Queensland underreported";

    "Australian rainforests dying faster";

    "How climate change is triggering a global collapse in insect numbers";

    "Oceans hotter and more acidic in 2021 as sea levels, human-induced greenhouse gases rise: WMO";

    "Two-thirds of North American birds are at increasing risk of extinction from global temperature rise.";

    "BNEF says Auxin misinterpreted its research in calling for solar tariffs";

    "Tories vote down gas giants windfall tax that could hand your family £600";

    "Plant species can migrate in response to climate change – by hitching rides in animal bellies";

    "Implicatory Denial: The Sociology of Climate Inaction";

    "Australia’s greenhouse pollution from coal higher per person than any other developed country, data shows";

    "Why do we swallow what Big Oil and the green movement tell us?";

    "Woodside shareholders back BHP buy but blast climate plan";

    "Nigeria, Netherlands to intensify efforts at curbing environmental hazards";

    "Iraq dust storm sends more than 1,000 to hospital";

    "Labor to set up independent environmental protection agency and restore ‘trust and confidence’";

    "Queensland flood recovery: A flood victim has pushed back at major parties for lack of climate action";

    "Australian Greens hope election focus on climate will bring their biggest representation yet";

    "The Global Hunger Crisis Is Here";

    "Climate change is driving migration to U.S. and making it more dangerous";

    "Bursting into flower: the growth of sustainable blooms";

    "Pollution responsible for one in six deaths across planet, scientists warn";

    "The banks collapsed in 2008 – and our food system is about to do the same";

    "Caesar’s favourite herb was the Viagra of ancient Rome. Until climate change killed it off".

    Enjoy "Music for a Warming World".

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    • 3 min
    Interview: 'We have to keep trying, that is our bond with the future' - Dr Haydn Washington

    Interview: 'We have to keep trying, that is our bond with the future' - Dr Haydn Washington

    Dr Haydn Washington (pictured) once wanted to put rockets on the moon, but he was only eight years old and life took him in a whole new direction enabling him to learn about the wonders we have here on Earth.

    The University of New South Wales adjunct lecturer has dedicated his life to making this a better place to live and sees those improvements coming through, among other things, our attention to the world's economic systems and so is involved with The New Economy and the Centre for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy.

    It was the 2011 book "Climate Change Denial: Heads in the Sand" that sparked my interest in Dr Washington, but he has written many others, the most recent being: "Ecoreciprocity: Giving Back to Nature".

    Another relatively recent book by Dr Washington is "Ecological Economics: Solutions for the Future".

    Enjoy "Music for a Warming World".

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    • 30 min
    Quick Climate Links: Much happening at Climate Conversations; Preparing to interview Dr Haydn Washington

    Quick Climate Links: Much happening at Climate Conversations; Preparing to interview Dr Haydn Washington

    Much is happening at "Climate Conversations" and today (April 19, 2022) we will be chatting with Dr Haydn Washington, an adjunct professor at the University of New South Wales, a prolific author, a man who is sensitive to the needs of the environment and a fellow who is prepared to call it like it is with regard population.

    Today's Quick Climate Links are:

    "Australian researchers show solar power can be generated at night";

    "Greens to unveil $7.8 billion federal election home resilience package for flood-prone regions";

    "Gas giants paying zero income tax on Australian operations, new data shows";

    "How to Scale Up Nature-based Solutions for Adaptation";

    "How the US Can Speed its Shift to Climate-smart Infrastructure";

    "Michael Bloomberg Plans a $242 Million Investment in Clean Energy";

    "Getting the World Clean, One Recycled Bar of Soap at a Time";

    "Saudi Aramco cashes in on rising oil prices as profit jumps 80 percent.";

    "In the Philippines, a Landmark Finding Moves Fossil Fuel Companies’ Climate Liability into the Realm of Human Rights";

    "Using a Board Game to Plan for a Changing Planet";

    "Electric heavy-duty trucks are hitting the roads in California and beyond";

    "New federal funding helps low-income households afford energy-efficiency upgrades";

    "Opinion: Orange County fire magnifies a stunning truth about climate change";

    "Bucking the trend: Is there a future for ultra long-haul flights in a net zero carbon world?";

    "Air of compromise: NZ’s Emissions Reduction Plan reveals a climate budget that’s long on planning, short on strategy";

    "When roads become rivers: forming a Plan B can stop people driving into floodwaters";

    "6 books about the climate crisis that offer hope";

    "12 leading UK pension funds to collaborate in support of climate transition in emerging markets";

    "Clara-Pensions commits to Net Zero investment emissions";

    "Shut down fossil fuel production sites early to avoid climate chaos, says study";

    "This week in Congress: Gouging bill, climate talks, Ukraine";

    "How the Long Recovery From Bush Fires Could Decide Australia’s Election";

    "We must end our command-and-control relationship with the environment if we are to arrest its destruction":

    "Saudi Aramco posts $39.5bn Q1 profit";

    "Grant King and the Big Gas Con – how fossil fuel giants are cheating Australia’s emissions system";

    "WMBD: Concern as light pollution threatens birds across the world";

    "Political Deniers" - George Monbiot;

    "David Piccini says Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives can lead on climate. Will voters believe him?";

    "Miners competing over Ontario’s Ring of Fire have contentious relationships with Indigenous communities in Australia";

    "Does growth demand sprawl? Ontario’s Peel Region will vote on opening up 10,000 acres of farmland for development";

    "Doug Ford’s latest plan to reduce carbon pollution is low on ambition — and detail".

    Enjoy "Music for a Warming World".

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    • 2 min
    Fusion Party Senate candidate, Kammy Cordner Hunt, deserves your consideration

    Fusion Party Senate candidate, Kammy Cordner Hunt, deserves your consideration

    An attempt to record an interview with Fusion Party Senate candidate, Kammy Carder Hunt (pictured), went wrong, I made a mistake and although I could hear the recording the interference was such, that it was unusable.

    Don't let that be a reflection upon the party; a party that has many wonderful ideas, including a desire to see Australia declare a climate emergency, and in what is a "clincher" for me, the party wants to see Australia adopt and implement a universal basic income (UBI).

    A UBI is about fairness, decency and equity,

    Enjoy "Music for a Warming World".

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    • 5 min
    Quick Climate Links: 'Same isn't Safe' - Zoe Daniels; Labor's climate change policy tops that of LNP; We don't need to return to 'normal'

    Quick Climate Links: 'Same isn't Safe' - Zoe Daniels; Labor's climate change policy tops that of LNP; We don't need to return to 'normal'

    Zoe Daniel, who is challenging Goldstein incumbent, LiberaL MPTim Wilson, in the Saturday, May 21, Australian federal election, has declared the "Same isn't Safe" and you can read about what is happening: "Lies, election pitches and truth in advertising: Fake ‘teal’ pamphlets hit Goldstein letterboxes".

    Other Quick Climate Links for today are:

    "A Total Moral Disaster" - the latest episode from Hot Take;

    "STHLM+50 Climate Hub" - another event from We Don't Have Time;

    "Climate Change Youth Leadership Program";

    "Youth program seeks members";

    "Yolanda Vega is running for a Federal Senate seat to represent Victorians";

    "What It’s Like to Live Through India’s Nonstop Heat Wave";

    "Greens to lay out priorities as poll nears";

    "To reduce corporate emissions, CEOs need to be bold risk takers";

    "Fiddling with a climate response while our workers face the heat";

    "No, Mr Morrison. Minority government need not create ‘chaos’ – it might finally drag Australia to a responsible climate policy";

    "Could we learn to love slugs and snails in our gardens?";

    "Labor’s climate policy easily beats Coalition’s";

    "Norway turns its back on gas and oil to become a renewable superpower";

    "Help to buy EVs in ‘landmark’ New Zealand net zero climate plan";

    "Breaking climate vows would be ‘monstrous self-harm’, warns Cop26 president";

    "National Renewables in Agriculture Conference and Expo 2022";

    "From climate change to cost of living action: Greens outline balance of power demands";

    "‘Hard to turn off tap’: IFM Investors chair warns against gas subsidies";

    "Scorched dystopia or liveable planet? Here’s where the climate policies of our political hopefuls will take us";

    "Australian Conservation Foundation names Mount Isa the most polluted postcode in the country";

    "‘Apocalyptic’ food prices will be disastrous for world’s poor, says Bank governor";

    "UK Plans to Label Gas as a Green Investment to Replace Coal";

    "The West’s Scramble for Gas Could Enrich and Empower Tiny Qatar";

    "Enviro-friendly spray targets crop killer";

    "How Rotterdam’s funky, climate-adapted architecture is putting it on the tourist map";

    "How Ethiopia's 'false banana' could be the crop to face climate change";

    "Almost 90% of us now believe climate change is a problem - across all political persuasions";

    "In a year of endless floods, why isn’t disaster governance front and centre in the election campaign?";

    "How NZ could become a world leader in decarbonisation using forestry and geothermal technology";

    "I want my vote to count for nature: how do the major parties stack up?";

    "Emissions plan is good, as far as it goes";

    "Missed opportunity to correct emissions error";

    "Australian authorities to buy out fisheries, citing climate crisis";

    "Extreme Heat Drops Birds From Sky In South Asia";

    "‘Cash, coal, cars and trees’: what progress has been made since Cop26?";

    "How debt cancellation could help poor countries prepare for climate change";

    "Here Are the Wildfire Risks to Homes Across the Lower 48 States";

    "Getting environmental justice right at the EPA";

    "Climate change has created a new workforce";

    "Climate Dominoes - tipping point risks for critical climate systems";

    "EthicalJobs.com.au wants to double your gift to Farmers for Climate Action";

    "Johnson’s ‘jet zero’ plan unrealistic and may make UK miss CO2 targets – report".

    Enjoy "Music for a Warming World".

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