Sunday, October 25, 2015

Climate change slams global economy, study from Stanford and Berkeley shows

jpratt27: "Climate change could cause 10 times as much damage to the global economy as previously estimated, slashing output by as much as 23 per cent by the end of the century, a new research paper from US universities Stanford and Berkeley finds."

Friday, October 16, 2015

Free public transport beneficial and affordable for watching car races, but not for going to work?

v8supercars : "Motorsport fans are being encouraged to use the G:Link to travel to the Castrol Gold Coast 600 next weekend, with FREE public transport providing the perfect way to get to and from the race safely."

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Under TPP, International corporations will be able to sue your national government if it tries to protect the environment

TPP agreement slammed as 'betrayal' of environment, boon for fossil fuels : Renew Economy: "“The TPP is a ticking time-bomb for climate policy,” said Friends of the Earth International Economic Justice Coordinator, Sam Cossar-Gilbert, “because it further cements the unfair… mechanism that enables foreign corporations to sue governments for protecting the environment.

“Many government policies needed to address global warming will be subject to suits brought before biased, not transparent and undemocratic international investment tribunals.”"

Sydney councils push to retain cheaper public transport

smh : "Councils and community organisations have defended the relatively cheap cost of travelling long distances by public transport in Sydney and surrounding areas, as the state government mulls major fare reform."