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Climate change clock ticks as the EU and China work on a Clean Energy Strategy

October 27, 2021 - 16:39 -- Admin

By Darrell Egan   Continental Europe and China share a single landmass and the effort for both parties on a strategy to reach carbon neutral goals requires a unified strategy. European Union President Ursula von der Leyen has announced that the European Union of 27 member states will become carbon neutral by 2050. With such a…

The bastards from the bush

October 27, 2021 - 14:05 -- Admin

The rustic oiks bent Scooter over a pork barrel The Bastard From The Bush – selected extracts So they took him to their hide-out, that Bastard from the Bush, And they gave him all the privileges belonging to the Push; But soon they found his little ways were more than they could stand, And finally…

Landmark class action lawsuit sees frontline communities sue Australian Government for climate crisis

October 27, 2021 - 12:25 -- Admin

Commonwealth Government challenged to prevent loss of Torres Strait Islands in lawsuit modelled on world’s most successful climate case. First Nations leaders from the remote islands of Boigu and Saibai in Gudamalulgal in the Torres Strait (Zenadth Kes) are taking the Australian Federal Government to court in a bid to prevent the destruction of their…

Fools rush in where wise men never go

October 27, 2021 - 06:00 -- Admin

One can understand that Labor is hesitant about climate change after the subject has been a dead runner for them in the past two elections. As things are shaping up, the Prime Minister will front other world leaders as a climate denier, prepared to lie to convince them that Australia is meeting its climate obligations.…

Cancelling Cartoonists

October 26, 2021 - 15:09 -- Admin

On January 7, 2015, the staff of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo found themselves facing a form of cancel culture before it became fashionable in the Twaddle sphere. It was of the most severe, lethal sort. Twelve people were butchered, and the fanatic’s credo asserted. The assailants Chérif and Saïd Kouachi had been offended…

Should the cowboys rule?

October 25, 2021 - 17:30 -- Admin

By 2353NM   For someone who claims to have Australia’s best interests at heart, Prime Minister Scott Morrison makes some strange choices. He originally claimed he wasn’t going to the Glasgow GOP26 Meeting of World Leaders because it would mean he would be required to undergo another two weeks of isolation. We’ll probably never know if…

National Farmers Federation needs to abandon farm wars and embrace climate adaption

October 24, 2021 - 17:57 -- Admin

By David C. Paull   At a critical time when farmer lobby groups should be showing leadership in order to maximise the opportunities that new climate-adapted agriculture can offer, the National Farmers Federation have decided to back with the climate-denying National Party and continue with ambit claims based on disinformation that undermines the credibility of Australia…

We need better outcomes. But how?

October 24, 2021 - 16:45 -- Admin

We receive a lot of mail at The AIMN, but this suggestion from one of our readers struck a chord: “As we are facing one of the most important and influential challenges both for humanity and the earth itself, perhaps it is time we stopped reacting and started directing our thinking and our philosophies toward…