An environmental group has succeeded in its Federal Court bid to derail plans for a controversial tailings dam inside the takayna/Tarkine rainforest in Tasmania's north-west.
The Federal Court says the initial Morrison government approval for works on the MMG dam was invalid. Bob Brown says those who have been arrested during past protests are "heroes" who should be compensated.
The company is yet to respond to the court's ruling
Following a two-day hearing, Justice Mark Moshinsky found the initial approval by the Morrison government for preliminary work on the dam at MMG's Rosebery heavy metals mine was invalid.
Tucker made that point during his monologue, giving a list of examples about how poorly things have gone for countries that have attempted to adopt “Green New Deal”-type programs and more fully transition their power grids to “green” energy sources.
For more than 60 years, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has known that the changes occurring to planetary weather patterns are completely natural and normal. But the space agency, for whatever reason, has chosen to let the man-made global warming hoax persist and spread, to the detriment of human freedom.
It was the year 1958, to be precise, when NASA first observed that changes in the solar orbit of the earth, along with alterations to the earth's axial tilt, are both responsible for what climate scientists today have dubbed as "warming" (or "cooling," depending on their agenda). In no way, shape, or form are humans warming or cooling the planet by driving SUVs or eating beef, in other words.
But NASA has thus far failed to set the record straight, and has instead chosen to sit silently back and watch as liberals freak out about the world supposedly ending in 12 years because of too much livestock, or too many plastic straws.
In the year 2000, NASA did publish information on its Earth Observatory website about the Milankovitch Climate Theory, revealing that the planet is, in fact, changing due to extraneous factors that have absolutely nothing to do with human activity. But, again, this information has yet to go mainstream, some 19 years later, which is why deranged, climate-obsessed leftists have now begun to claim that we really only have 18 months left before the planet dies from an excess of carbon dioxide (CO2).
The truth, however, is much more along the lines of what Serbian astrophysicist Milutin Milankovitch, after whom the Milankovitch Climate Theory is named, proposed about how the seasonal and latitudinal variations of solar radiation that hit the earth in different ways, and at different times, have the greatest impact on earth's changing climate patterns.
What you have been told about the Amazon rainforest is not necessarily the truth, and quite to the contrary.
For example, World Wildlife Fund claims that more than a quarter of the Amazon rainforest will be devoid of trees by 2030 if cutting continues at the same speed. In reality, deforestation in the Amazon fell in May from the same month last year. According to environmental scientist Michael Shellenberger, deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has declined dramatically over the last 15 years. It remains at one-quarter its 2004 peak when the president of Brazil was Lula da Silva.
Sérgio Moreira Lima is Brazil’s Ambassador to Australia. He explains that Brazil has dramatically reduced deforestation of the Amazon rainforest by 72 percent during the past 15 years and that more than 9.4 million hectares of native forest have been regenerated and planted on a further 2 million hectares.
The ambassador also explains that 66 percent of the entire landscape of Brazil remains entirely covered by native vegetation, and the nation’s protected areas amount to approximately one-quarter of its national territory—and half of the Amazon region.
In the Brazilian Amazon alone, at least 84 percent of the entire landscape remains pristine and untouched. Although the country has preserved more than 66 percent of its native vegetation, the country is still the fourth largest food producer in the world. Brazil is entirely self-sufficient in basic foodstuffs and it ranks as the world’s number one producer of banana, cacao, cassava, coffee, corn, orange, maze, rice, soybean and sugar.
The Supreme Court ruled 6–3 on June 30 that the Clean Air Act doesn’t give the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) widespread power to regulate carbon dioxide emissions that a popular theory says contribute to global warming.
Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the court’s majority opinion (pdf) in West Virginia v. EPA, court file 20-1530. Roberts was joined by the court’s other five conservatives. The court’s three liberal justices dissented.
While “capping carbon dioxide emissions at a level that will force a nationwide transition away from the use of coal to generate electricity may be a sensible ‘solution to the crisis of the day,’” Roberts wrote, quoting a 1992 precedent, “it is not plausible that Congress gave EPA the authority to adopt on its own such a regulatory scheme in Section 111(d)” of the Clean Air Act.
“A decision of such magnitude and consequence rests with Congress itself, or an agency acting pursuant to a clear delegation from that representative body,” he wrote.
West Virginia and 18 other states challenged the authority the Clean Air Act provides the EPA.
In 2016, the Supreme Court overturned the Obama-era Clean Power Plan (CPP), which expanded controls over the industry. Next, the deregulation-minded Trump administration reversed course, easing control on the industry with its Affordable Clean Energy Rule (ACE Rule).