Smells Like Radical Spirit

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G’day voters, and welcome to the show notes for the tenth episode of 3 White Guys + Guest, a political podcast for a cynical nation.

Today, our plus guest is Dejay Toborek, activist, former Greens candidate for Wentworth, and one of the Red Rebels for Extinction Rebellion.

The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. We are on track to exceed two degrees of global warming, and given the reticence of global governments to address climate change, it’s going to get a whole lot worse before it gets better.
If it gets better.
Climate change policy has ended the career of every Prime Minister since Howard left office, and still nothing is being done. Emissions are increasing endlessly, and have done so since the carbon tax legislation was scrapped.
And all we get from those at the top is more obfuscation, half-measures, and coal bandied about on the floor of parliament by the now Prime Minister Scott Morrison, as though all of this is a big joke.
So, are we going to die? Is it all Mad Max from here? Or can we still do something to prevent the worst case scenario from eventuating?
It’s time to slip, slop, and slap as we gear up for the end of the world.

Extinction Rebellion

Australia needs a Green New Deal, not more centrism

Cool and Normal

Global Climate Strike

Hundreds of thousands attend school climate strike rallies across Australia

Why Australians shouldn’t give a damn that the budget is in balance

Exploding the myth of the Coalition as a sound economic manager

NZ’s riposte to modern economic myths

Five budget myths that refuse to die

Five myths of the Australian economy

Is Syria really a ‘climate war’? We examined the links between drought, migration and conflict

Water, drought, climate change, and conflict in Syria

Who is Gladys Liu, and why is she making headlines?

Scott Morrison says attacks on Gladys Liu have ‘grubby undertone’

Penny Wong hits back at Liberal claims of racism over Gladys Liu

More strife for Gladys Liu as election signage challenge goes to High Court

Australia is losing the battle against China’s ‘citizen spies’

Australia inundated with spies, political interference from China

Chinese spies and our national interest

The art of influence: how China’s spies operate in Australia

ScoMo backpedals on “Shanghai Sam” name-calling denial after evidence surfaces on Twitter

‘Red hot angry’: the fallout from yet another NSW Labor scandal at ICAC

NSW Labor hands back $100,000 donation at centre of ICAC inquiry

Albanese says NSW Labor in ‘diabolical situation’ after ICAC donation revelations

We don’t need another family law review – we need to act on what we already know

Family law inquiry will divert resources from helping victims to writing reports, say support agencies

Scott Morrison applauds America’s ‘moral purpose’ while meeting Donald Trump


from The Chaser Annual 2003

Scott Morrison US visit: Donald Trump hosts White House arrival ceremony

Extinction Rebellion

Pacific islands will survive climate crisis because they ‘pick our fruit’, Australia’s deputy PM says

Australia splits with Pacific islands to ‘water down’ urgent climate warning

Scott Morrison tells students striking over climate change to be ‘less activist’

Australia’s new PM Scott Morrison ditches plan for climate targets

“Belief in Satan and the imminent return of Christ also helps explain the prime minister’s less-than-passionate response to the most pressing environmental issue of our time. It is not surprising that Pentecostal activism about climate change is non-existent – the end of the known world is not a matter for mere mortals to decide. When Morrison proudly showed off a piece of coal in parliament, there is no reason to doubt that he believed what he held in his hand was a gift from God.”

The Devil and Scott Morrison, James Boyce – The Monthly Feb. 2019

Scott Morrison now officially worse than Tony Abbott on climate policy

New Liberal MP wants ‘both sides’ of climate change debate taught at schools

In coal we trust: Australian voters back PM Morrison’s faith in fossil fuel

Matt Canavan shrugs off Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions increase

Australia’s emissions still rising, says report withheld in defiance of Senate order

Australia’s emissions reach highest on record, driven by electricity sector

The terrible truth of climate change

The blatant hypocrisy of Scott Morrison’s Christian faith

Scott Morrison – Practising hypocrite

10 reasons why Scott Morrison is actually a hypocrite

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