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Converting classic cars to electric vehicles is booming in popularity

Tue, 26 Oct 2021 05:41:45 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2021-10-18/converting-classic-cars-to-electric-vehicles/100533104>

"From suburban garages to professional workshops, Australians are popping car
bonnets and stripping out petrol and diesel motors, fuel tanks and gear boxes,
mufflers and exhausts.

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Barnaby Joyce has refused to support doubling Australia’s 2030 emissions reduction targets – but we could get there so cheaply and easily

Tue, 26 Oct 2021 05:40:22 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/barnaby-joyce-has-refused-to-support-doubling-australias-2030-emissions-reduction-targets-but-we-could-get-there-so-cheaply-and-easily-169932>

"As Prime Minister Scott Morrison tries to land a Coalition climate policy deal
ahead of the international COP26 summit in Glasgow, Nationals leader Barnaby
Joyce on Sunday ruled out supporting more ambitious 2030 targets.

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Climate inaction: Assaulting the mental health of kids

Tue, 26 Oct 2021 05:39:32 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.thesudburystar.com/opinion/climate-inaction-assaulting-the-mental-health-of-kids>

"In some circles, it’s fashionable to blame the climate angst of young people
like Greta Thunberg on environmental education and the constant deluge of dire
warnings about imminent climate catastrophe, destruction of ecosystems, and

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The “Awesome” Tag Was Made For Workers Like This

Tue, 26 Oct 2021 05:37:57 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://notalwaysright.com/the-awesome-tag-was-made-for-workers-like-this/245760/>

"My state is in its fourth lockdown. I have been out of work since the start of
the health crisis. I get a call about a job that I applied for a couple of
months ago that I didn’t get but was next in line for. Great — they want me to

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When you find someone who had the same problem as you

Tue, 26 Oct 2021 05:36:47 +1100

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

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

"Hello! Anybody!"

Via Andy Nicholson at Cogent.co.

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Hydrogen Is As Broadly Useful As Hemp, And Will Be Used Just As Much

Mon, 25 Oct 2021 06:05:05 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://cleantechnica.com/2021/10/13/hydrogen-is-as-broadly-useful-as-hemp-and-will-be-used-just-as-much/>

"Hemp can do a lot of things adequately, but most of the things it could do are
done better and more cheaply by something else that’s less versatile.

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Yes, Australia can beat its 2030 emissions target. But the Morrison government barely lifted a finger

Mon, 25 Oct 2021 06:03:31 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/yes-australia-can-beat-its-2030-emissions-target-but-the-morrison-government-barely-lifted-a-finger-169835>

"With just over a fortnight until world leaders gather in Glasgow at a
make-or-break United Nations climate conference, all eyes are on the biggest
climate laggards, including Australia.

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The Complexity Of Making An RPG That’s Authentically Australian

Mon, 25 Oct 2021 06:02:50 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.kotaku.com.au/2021/10/the-complexity-of-making-a-rpg-thats-authentically-australian/>

"When was the last time you actually saw an Australian city replicated in a
video game? Not something in the background, but a 2D or 3D space that you
could walk around and interact with, one that actually mirrored the spirit of

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Biodiversity depends on pollinators: a first estimate of how many plants rely on animals

Mon, 25 Oct 2021 06:00:51 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/biodiversity-depends-on-pollinators-a-first-estimate-of-how-many-plants-rely-on-animals-166908>

"The honeybee may be the best-known pollinator of plants, but there are
thousands of pollinator species, including other bees, butterflies, moths,
beetles, flies and even some birds and mammals. Pollinators help to produce

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Forget net zero – let’s have a ‘fossil freedom day’

Mon, 25 Oct 2021 05:59:56 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/oct/14/net-zero-fossil-freedom-day-2047-industrial-revolution>

"The one thing that tends to get lost is the bigger picture – actually solving
the climate emergency. It’s on the agenda, of course, because it’s what the
meeting is meant to be about, but at the same time it’s not actually on the

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