Saturday 30 October 2021

Climate Wars: Episode 3095 – Attack of the Clowns.

Katharine Murphy (right) makes some observations after Angus Taylor (left) ended his Power Point presentation of “The Plan to Deliver Net Zero, The Australian Way”.


But, where are the studies behind the “The Plan to Deliver Net Zero, The Australian Way”? Who conducted those studies?

This is what the Plan says:

Friday 29 October 2021

COP26: What to Watch For.

The 2009 edition of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, in Copenhagen (aka COP15), was an unmitigated disappointment. Six years later, COP15 resulted in the Paris Accord, widely considering an important achievement.

How will COP26 be judged?

4 key issues to watch as world leaders prepare for the Glasgow climate summit

A mural near the site of COP26, the 26th Conference of Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
Rachel Kyte, Tufts University

Thursday 28 October 2021

Climate Change: Where are We Headed?

I think much of the commentary one finds in the media, too focused on the minutiae of politics, is not overly helpful. A couple of articles from The Conversation should provide a good basis for the interested.

If all 2030 climate targets are met, the planet will heat by 2.7℃ this century. That’s not OK

Andrew King, The University of Melbourne and Malte Meinshausen, The University of Melbourne

Tuesday 26 October 2021

Is Shtraya Aiming to Wreck COP26?

I think so. In fact, I fear so.


I go one step further: Australia may try to sabotage COP26. Let me explain.

Sunday 24 October 2021

BREAKING: Nationals Agree to … Something!!


With 8 days left to COP28 and after a week of intense discussions over the National Party support for Scotty from Marketing’s plan to establish a net zero GHG emissions target for 2050, this Sunday the party leader and Deputy Prime Minister announced to the expectant press gallery awaiting:

“We are in support of a process going forward that would go towards a 2050 emissions target.”
I understand if my learned readers differ, but as a humble worker I found it hard to understand that.

Friday 15 October 2021

Bits and Pieces: Images. (Updated)

Lately, the media has shown images of many people posing as workers.


Anyone, however, can wear a hi-viz vest and a hard hat for a photo opportunity. That doesn’t make of them a worker, much less a working class hero.

Tuesday 12 October 2021

Will Wonders Never Cease!

Or WTF!?

Who knew! Much to the disgust of Matt “Taliban of Coal” Canavan and the COALition deniers, it seems like Scotty from Marketing may actually set a date for net zero emissions. He might even go to Glasgow, after all: Prince Charles asked.

Don’t believe me?

Friday 8 October 2021

The Phoney War.

Matt Canavan, unlikely fashion trend-setter,
cosplaying here as a worker. Rioters who
vandalised the CFMEU Melbourne offices and
clashed with cops a few weeks back eventually
adopted the same look. Très chic! Source

The Liberal-National civil war on climate change action among the two COALition parties ruling Down Under is on. Overseas readers – and maybe less-attentive Aussie ones – might benefit from a brief summary.

Saturday 2 October 2021

Morrison: No-Show at COP26? (Updated)

Scotty from Marketing likes to jet set, particularly with the Commonwealth footing the bill.

Don’t believe me? Here’s a list of his travels, off the top of my head.