Sept. 17, 2021

Quick climate links: Greenpeace uncovers dodgy carbon offset tricks

Quick climate links: Greenpeace uncovers dodgy carbon offset tricks

Greenpeace Australia Pacific has produced a new report exposing the dodgy carbon offset tricks of some of Australia’s biggest polluters.

The report: “Hero to Zero: uncovering the truth of corporate Australia’s climate action claims”, helps us understand what “greenwashing” is about.

From ABC News we read: “Black Summer bushfires triggered Southern Ocean algal blooms bigger than Australia”;

From Friends of the Earth we read about: “Day of Action for Australia's 2030 Climate Target”;

Then there’s a press release from the International Energy Agency: “Pathway to critical and formidable goal of net-zero emissions by 2050 is narrow but brings huge benefits, according to IEA special report”;

Climate Home News tells readers: “Leftwing victory in Norway election puts oil exit at the heart of coalition talks”;

The New Daily tells readers about: “‘Cash grab’: Victorian drivers mount High Court challenge over electric vehicle tax”;

Now we have two stories from RenewEconomy:

Morrison says sub deal won’t lead to nuclear power push in Australia. Don’t believe him”;

Solar Insiders Podcast: Australia’s breakthrough solar technology”;

In The Driven we read about: “ACE-EV unveils X1 Transformer electric van that can power a home or business”;

Learn something here about the “Women’s Environmental Leadership Australia (WELA)”;

From George Monbiot it: “On The Cusp”;

From Act!onAid its: “NOT ZERO: How ‘net zero’ targets disguise climate inaction”;

Miki Perkins writes in The Melbourne Age: “High court challenge to Victoria’s electric vehicle tax”;

From Yale Climate Connections we hear: “Emory University to update medical school curriculum to include climate risks”;

From BloombergNEF its: “The Best G-20 Markets for Decarbonizing Industrial Low- to Medium-Temperature Heat”;

ECCO is the first independent Italian, non-profit climate change think tank. It was founded in 2021 with the mission to accelerate climate action in Italy and around the world.

Four stories from The Guardian:

“‘Larger than usual’: this year’s ozone layer hole bigger than Antarctica”;

“‘Dramatically more powerful’: world’s first battery-electric freight train unveiled”;

Exxon helped cause the climate crisis. It’s time they owned up”;

Climate experts fear Aukus will dash hopes of China emissions deal”;

From The Brisbane Times: “‘Drawing a line’: Victoria to oppose special payments for coal plants”;

And from the United Nations, it is: “Food Systems Summit 2021”;The ABC News carries the report: “Renewable energy sector reforms to protect rooftop solar customers”;

Oxford Academic: “World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency”;

From Medium it’s: “Good News From The New IPCC Climate Change Report”;

Finally, writing on Climate Conscious, Krista Kurth, says: “Why I’m Optimistic About the Climate Challenge Before Us”.

Enjoy “Music for a Warming World”.

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