The Queensland government has launched a sneak attack on the living standards of all Australians on the eve of Christmas by effectively banning new oil and gas exploration and production from the Lake Eyre Basin according to the Australian Institute for Progress.
This coming Monday at 10:45 am I will be giving evidence on behalf of the institute to the State Development and Regional Industries Committee of the state parliament on the Queensland Climate Transition Bill 2023.
The Australian Institute for Progress welcomes the NSW Bushfire Commission Draft Propositions Report, noting that it has adopted all three of recommendations that the Institute made, but expresses concern at some aspects of the report.
Last night I was interviewed by TRT - Turkey's answer to Al Jazeera - on a panel moderated by Adnan Azwaz on the Australian fires. My fellow panellists were Professor Mark Howden and Tony Kevin.
The lower tropospheric temperature over Australia, which we are showing here, was hotter than average, but only the 15th hottest in the satellite record.
For all those who struck for the climate, there is no sign of acceleration, although there has been a contraction of the range.
The satellite record continues to confirm that temperatures are increasing, although at a lower rate than that claimed for the land-based records.
The UAH record for May shows temperature for Australia to have been just slightly hotter than the May trend, which is the first graph that I have displayed, but there have been plenty of hotter Mays in the past of the record, as far back as the late 80s.
The cost of new generation to electrify the entire transportation system alone will be 12 times the investment in the NBN.
Mark Butler made 4 claims about electric vehicles, each of which was incorrect.