Monthly archives: May, 2020

Rapid shift to renewable energy could lead Australia to cheap power and 100,000 jobs | Australia news | The Guardian

A rapid expansion of renewable energy over the next five years could establish Australia as a home for new zero-emissions industries, cut electricity costs and create more than 100,000 jobs in the electricity industry alone, a new analysis suggests. Source: Rapid shift to renewable energy could lead Australia to cheap power and 100,000 jobs | …

‘Some things were out of bounds’: Fire chiefs ‘gagged’ on climate change warnings to government, inquiry told

Decorated former firefighter and climate action advocate Greg Mullins says current fire chiefs have been effectively gagged from raising the bushfire risks created by global warming with politicians. Mr Mullins said he had “deep concerns over climate change”, which was fuelling “unprecedented” bushfires in evidence to a Senate inquiry into the 2019-20 bushfire season on …

Public servant alleging ministerial corruption told speaking to media could be unlawful | Australia news | The Guardian

A public servant claiming to have evidence of ministerial corruption was warned speaking to journalists may be unlawful and later directed to use a generic online form for contacting the prime minister, leaked correspondence shows. Source: Public servant alleging ministerial corruption told speaking to media could be unlawful | Australia news | The Guardian

‘Tempting’ – Sunday Times columnist Rod Liddle on stretching piano wire across road to target cyclists

Sunday Times columnist Rod Liddle has said in today’s edition of the newspaper (link is external)that he finds it “tempting” to stretch piano wire across the road to target cyclists – something that, as we reported last month(link is external), resulted in a man being injured when he was riding on a trail near Leeds with …

Bushfire royal commission: ‘Black Summer’ played out exactly as scientists predicted it would – ABC News

The Bureau of Meteorology has told the royal commission into last summer’s bushfires the season “played out” the way its forecasts said it would. The commission, which is hearing about how Australia can better prepare for, and respond to, natural disasters, today heard from its first witnesses, who focused on climate change and the financial impact …

How to Stop Google From Tracking Your Location | WIRED

If, like most people, you thought Google stopped tracking your location once you turned off Location History in your account settings, you were wrong. According to an AP investigation published Monday, even if you disable Location History, the search giant still tracks you every time you open Google Maps, get certain automatic weather updates, or …