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Coal and Wind

Two excellent discussions on the path to zero carbon. Radio National Science Show -  The path to Zero carbon The Earth has warmed by 1 degree. 2 degrees will bring with it awful consequences. Are we on track for getting the rise under control? Join Robyn Williams and a panel of energy experts at Brisbane’s World Science Festival. What you…

Refugee

Amnesty International published the results of a survey of 27,000 people in 27 countries, finding almost everybody in Spain, Germany, Jordan and China would personally accept people fleeing war or persecution into their countries. Russia was at the opposite end of the scale with only 33 percent of respondents saying they would personally accept refugees into their country. Poland also…

In Australia inequality increased – but poor people's incomes grew strongly. Our blog: http://t.co/Hwo0712NlPpic.twitter.com/SGfUc08jTU — Max Roser (@MaxCRoser) August 23, 2015 Links Article - Inequality or living standards? Which matters more? Institute for New Economics

Australia tops Global Creativity Index Mapping the connection between cities, inequality, and creative economics http://t.co/ZaHzQscksk pic.twitter.com/0Udmiy6Z6S — CityLab (@CityLab) July 9, 2015

Australia - Mean Temperature Deciles

Data collected and analysed by the Bureau of Meteorology show that 2014 was Australia's third-warmest year on record while rainfall was near average nationally. Nationally, Australian temperatures have warmed approximately one degree since 1950, and the continued warmth in 2014 adds to this long-term warming trend. Simply the single most pressing and present public policy issue of our time. Yes,…

The OECD has released its Economic Overview for Australia for 2014. The OECD report suggests Australia’s material living standards and well-being compare well internationally, reflecting a well-managed and successful economy. The economy is slowing as the prolonged mining boom recedes. Output growth of about 3% is expected for 2014 and 2.5% in 2015. [Editor’s note – Growth of 2.5% is seen…

Gough Whitlam dead: Martyr for a moment, hero for a lifetime http://t.co/nd39U3Nvpo— Malcolm Fraser (@MalcolmFraser12) October 20, 2014

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