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Labor’s climate policy is too little, too late. We must run faster to win the race

Sat, 29 Feb 2020 05:20:38 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/labors-climate-policy-is-too-little-too-late-we-must-run-faster-to-win-the-race-132263>

"Opposition leader Anthony Albanese’s announcement on Friday that a
Labor government would adopt a target of net-zero emissions by 2050 was
a big step in the right direction. But a bit of simple maths reveals the

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Can there be a Hollywood ending for the 'Brad Pitt of mountain lions'?

Sat, 29 Feb 2020 05:19:47 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/22/can-there-be-a-hollywood-ending-for-the-brad-pitt-of-mountain-lions-aoe>

"Penned in by freeways, LA’s big cats face extinction – but a new
wildlife crossing might be the answer"

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Open access image libraries – a handy list

Sat, 29 Feb 2020 05:18:12 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.apollo-magazine.com/open-access-image-libraries-a-handy-list/>

"Apollo supports open access to images of artworks that are out of
copyright. Below is a list of museums and other archives that provide
unrestricted downloads of high-resolution images."

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Jeff Bezos’s $10 Billion Climate Pledge Is Actually Tiny

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 05:11:08 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/02/jeff-bezoss-usd10-billion-climate-pledge-is-actually-tiny.html>

"This is all to say that anyone who expects philanthropy to play the
role of climate white knight or deus ex machina is deeply deluded —
climate change is simply too big for even the most grotesquely

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I’ve seriously tried to believe capitalism and the planet can coexist, but I’ve lost faith

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 05:09:48 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/ive-seriously-tried-to-believe-capitalism-and-the-planet-can-coexist-but-ive-lost-faith-131288>

"This article is the first in a three-part series on radical ideas to
solve the environmental crisis.

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Fates of humans and insects intertwined, warn scientists

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 05:08:32 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/20/fates-humans-insects-intertwined-scientists-population-collapse>

"The “fates of humans and insects are intertwined”, scientists have
said, with the huge declines reported in some places only the “tip of
the iceberg”.

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So the west is winning, is it? Only if you’re a delusional Trump toady, Mr Pompeo

Thu, 27 Feb 2020 03:18:51 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/feb/22/the-west-is-not-winning-and-donald-trump-america-first-is-to-blame>

"When was the last time a British prime minister cancelled a White House
summit with a US president? Possibly never. Yet that’s what Boris
Johnson did after a livid, cursing Donald Trump slammed the phone down

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Pakito - Living on Video - Piotr Zylbert Extended Remix 2020 - Shuffle Dance Video Music

Thu, 27 Feb 2020 03:17:04 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPxrFO8mnXM

"Julien Ranouil born 26 January 1981 in Bergerac), known by his stage
name Pakito, is a French electronic dance music artist. His cover of
Trans-X's "Living on Video" reached number one on France's singles

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America’s failure in Afghanistan, explained by one village

Thu, 27 Feb 2020 03:15:30 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.vox.com/world/2020/2/21/21146936/afghanistan-election-us-taliban-peace-deal-war-progress>

"18 years after the US-led invasion of Afghanistan, the capital city of
Kabul is prospering. In rural areas, it’s a different story entirely."

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U.S. blocking G20 mention of climate change in draft communique, diplomats say

Wed, 26 Feb 2020 05:04:15 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.reuters.com/article/us-g20-draft-climate/u-s-blocking-g20-mention-of-climate-change-in-draft-communique-g20-diplomats-say-idUSKCN20G0JU>

"RIYADH (Reuters) - The United States is against mentioning climate
change in the communique of the world’s financial leaders, G20 diplomats
said, after a new draft of the joint statement showed the G20 are

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