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What does Shell’s takeover of Powershop mean for green energy?

Wed, 1 Dec 2021 05:49:16 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/news/economy/2021/11/27/what-does-shells-takeover-powershop-mean-green-energy/163793160012964>

"It’s been a bitter end to a beautiful relationship, marked by claims of
abandonment, betrayal and recrimination. The bust-up between the progressive
activist group GetUp! and the renewable power retailer Powershop has been as

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Deploying Redflow Zinc Bromine Batteries from Houses up to Grid Scale

Wed, 1 Dec 2021 05:47:45 +1100

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

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

"This is a talk I (remotely) delivered to a Battery conference in South Africa
in August 2021.

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We identified who’s most at risk of homelessness and where they are. Now we must act, before it’s too late

Wed, 1 Dec 2021 05:46:19 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/we-identified-whos-most-at-risk-of-homelessness-and-where-they-are-now-we-must-act-before-its-too-late-172501>

"Homelessness is traumatic. It affects not just housing arrangements but
whether or not someone can get enough food, feel safe and maintain
relationships with friends and family. The physical and mental health effects

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Our Oceans Have Gotten Much More Stable, Which Sounds Great. It Isn't.

Wed, 1 Dec 2021 05:45:13 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/a34345907/stable-oceans-climate-change/>

"As the oceans warm, they become more stable in a way scientists say will
worsen climate change. If this sounds counterintuitive, remember that
instability of some kinds is essential to how both wind and air circulate

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Confused old man believes economic system that caused climate change will magically solve it

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 05:24:41 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theshovel.com.au/2021/11/26/confused-man-climate-change-economic-system/>

"A bewildered quinquagenarian with no experience of the world outside the
Sydney elite is under the impression that the same economic system that led to
the overconsumption of fossil fuels which has caused “once in a hundred year”

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Carl Sagan testifying before Congress in 1985 on climate change

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 05:23:18 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp-WiNXH6hI

"DECEMBER 10, 1985

Witnesses testified on how the greenhouse effect will change the global climate

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8 Things Not to Say to People Who Are Estranged from a Parent

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 05:21:30 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/tech-support/202105/8-things-not-say-people-who-are-estranged-parent>

"Family estrangement—especially when initiated by an adult child—remains a mark
of shame, despite all the recent psychological research that’s been conducted
reporting that it’s not uncommon, some sympathetic attention by mainstream

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You'll go nuts over these photos of squirrels doing human things

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 05:20:17 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.cbc.ca/radio/nowornever/capturing-the-moment-1.5008202/you-ll-go-nuts-over-these-photos-of-squirrels-doing-human-things-1.5010757>

"Winnipeg photographer Debbie Vokey is sitting at her large kitchen window
patiently waiting.

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Politicians are failing to deliver climate justice. Lawyers and scientists could do it in court

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 05:28:10 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://edition.cnn.com/2021/11/25/world/climate-court-litigation-uk-government-cmd-intl/index.html>

"There were few memorable moments at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow
earlier this month, but a video address by the foreign minister of Tuvalu,
speaking in a suit while knee-deep in tropical waters, is a hard one to forget.

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Divided and paralysed, can the WTO negotiate a pandemic recovery plan that is fair for all?

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 05:26:10 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/divided-and-paralysed-can-the-wto-negotiate-a-pandemic-recovery-plan-that-is-fair-for-all-172484>

"Hard on the heels of the political deal-making by major powers and corporate
lobbyists at the COP26 climate conference, similar manoeuvres are shaping the
World Trade Organization’s (WTO) 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12), scheduled

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