Australia

Legal Planet: A Solar Geoengineering Milestone Goes Largely Unnoticed

Oh NO!!!! The coronavirus is being used as cover for geoengineering in AUSTRALIA. …… “As noted, skeptical environmentalists and scientists are concerned about SCoPEx, not because of the direct physical risks — which they acknowledge would be negligible — but largely because of its symbolism. For example, one critical climate scientist calls it “cross[ing] the …

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COVID-19: A wake-up call for biosafety

“….. Australia, for instance, is among the governments leading the charge on deregulating a number of gene-editing techniques, including CRISPR – meaning anyone can use them to genetically modify plants, animals or microbes with zero regulatory oversight. This is ironic, given that the most striking case of genetic engineering leading to a lethal virus occurred …

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‘Catastrophic’ fire danger for Sydney as Australian wildfires rage

“Australia is the world’s largest exporter of coal and liquid natural gas. It is also the world’s driest continent after Antarctic, which scientist say leaves Australians particularly vulnerable to weather extremes associated with a changing climate. Huffington Post: “Sydney, the country’s most populous city, has been designated at “catastrophic fire danger” for Tuesday, when temperatures …

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Water-Trading Market Runs Into Trouble

Napa & Sonoma County future for the vineyards/cannabis as climate impacts climb and water becomes profit…..  “In California, some local authorities see trading as a way to comply with legislation that requires groundwater use to reach sustainable levels by the early 2040s. In Nevada, the state engineer approved a water-trading plan in January in the Diamond Valley, near the town of Eureka.” …

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‘Code Red’: Australia is so hot bats are falling from the trees

‘Code Red’: Australia is so hot bats are falling from the trees   Australia swelters under 120°F highs during the day and 96°F nighttime lows. Joe Romm Jan 22, 2019, 2:12 pm Monster heatwave hits Australia. CREDIT: BOM. Australia is in the midst of an unrelenting, record-smashing heat wave that has left temperature maps so …

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