Emergency and donation info, plus photos of the Bells Line of Road on December 28, now two fire emergencies ago.
Media Circus: Shame Shorten Shame – Spineless Opposition Edition
The Shorten Opposition is there voting with the government in the House without rigorously debating the bills or using the Senate conscientiously as a House of Review, so these bills are being fast-tracked into legislation without adequate scrutiny let alone electoral transparency. Why?
Contrast the government’s war on welfare with the rhetoric surrounding critics of the increasing wealth gap as advocates of “class warfare”. Hmm.
What news story/commentary/analysis has grabbed your attention lately?
BFTP | Bless: they’re still confused about weather vs climate
The original version of this post was published almost exactly 4 years ago (2010-01-11) when extreme storms and snow caused havoc in Western Europe. Given that many of the same “so where’s your global warming now?” gotcha tropes are flying around again since the severe cold weather hit Northern America this week, it seems like it needs repeating.
Signal Boost – Climate Day of Action
A large network of events is planned for this coming Sunday 17 November to send a message that Australians want action to combat climate change.
Hottest September in Sydney since records began
So, how’s that “global warming hiatus” (aka a small slowdown in the rate of warming although the globe has continued to heat up during this “hiatus”) looking now, denialistas?
Media Circus: Reforms and Other Changes edition
What’s piqued your media interests lately? Please share your bouquets and brickbats for any current sociopolitical reportage on legacy/new media.
Media Circus: Election Announcement Edition
A Federal election in September, violence in Egypt and Syria, Obama proposes immigration reforms and appoints John Kerry his new Secretary of State, deaths and damage are being tallied in Tasmanian/Victorian fires and Queensland floods. What has piqued your sociopolitical media interests lately? Please share your bouquets and brickbats.
Media Circus: Inauguration edition
What has piqued your sociopolitical media interests lately? Please share your bouquets and brickbats.
Reminder: 9 of the 10 hottest years on record occurred since the year 2000
And that’s just one of the datasets supporting the fact that the planet’s climate is warming. The Bad Astronomer provides a case study of the tactics of climate change denial: it’s a textbook case of denialist sleight of hand, of distraction, distortion, error, and misdirection.
Durban: a modest agreement
Delegates agreed to start work next year on a new legally binding treaty to cut greenhouse gases to be decided by 2015 and to come into force by 2020.