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Climate change, rising insurance costs, food security singled out in CSIRO megatrends report

Fri, 19 Aug 2022 23:50:03 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2022-07-27/climate-change-insurance-csiro-megatrends-report/101261034>

'Insurance is set to get much less affordable in Australia, with the cost of
natural disasters forecast to triple over the next 30 years.

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Australian winery readies to power cellar door with Nissan Leaf and V2H

Fri, 19 Aug 2022 23:48:48 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://thedriven.io/2022/07/26/australian-winery-readies-to-power-cellar-door-with-nissan-leaf-and-v2h/>

"A Nissan Leaf will be the main source of energy for a vineyard in South
Australia from next Wednesday, marking a major shift in the relationship
between cars and buildings in Australia.

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Will the Myanmar executions force Australia to act decisively at last?

Fri, 19 Aug 2022 23:47:20 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/will-the-myanmar-executions-force-australia-to-act-decisively-at-last-187688>

"The execution of four political prisoners in Myanmar is further confirmation
of what was already well known. The regime of Commander-in-Chief Min Aung
Hlaing will stop at nothing to maintain its grip on the country.

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Introducing Hearing Birdsong, beautifully transforming hearing health

Fri, 19 Aug 2022 23:46:23 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://abduzeedo.com/introducing-hearing-birdsong-beautifully-transforming-hearing-health>

"We were all ears when we heard about Hearing Birdsong, a beautiful and
immersive new design initiative digitalizing the approach to hearing screening
with an end goal of de-stigmatizing hearing loss. This one hits close to home

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Colombia is first in Western Hemisphere to protect 30% of ocean

Fri, 19 Aug 2022 23:43:45 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.axios.com/2022/07/03/colombia-protected-ocean

"Colombia's outgoing President Iván Duque has announced that the country became
the first in the Western Hemisphere to make 30% of its ocean territory a
protected area, banning fishing and oil exploration.

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Let's Play Cop Simulator.exe (a game I made up)

Fri, 19 Aug 2022 11:41:15 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1S77T78OcU

My hair got so frizzy filming this. It was very humid. There was a heatwave.
I think I thought "McClunkey" was a real name.

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Why sensitivity readers matter – and should be paid properly

Fri, 19 Aug 2022 11:39:58 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/why-sensitivity-readers-matter-and-should-be-paid-properly-183531>

"Last month, controversy was reignited in the UK around teacher Kate Clanchy’s
memoir Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me, about her time teaching
kids from diverse backgrounds to write poetry.

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Urban patchwork is losing its green, making our cities and all who live in them vulnerable

Fri, 19 Aug 2022 11:38:47 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/urban-patchwork-is-losing-its-green-making-our-cities-and-all-who-live-in-them-vulnerable-187161>

"One delight of flying is seeing our familiar landscapes in a new way from
above. At low altitude most of us know where things are, but as we ascend it
becomes difficult to determine the local details, and we begin to see a bigger

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Analysis: Record-low price for UK offshore wind is four times cheaper than gas

Fri, 19 Aug 2022 11:36:59 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-record-low-price-for-uk-offshore-wind-is-four-times-cheaper-than-gas/>

"A UK government auction has secured a record 11 gigawatts (GW) of new
renewable energy capacity that will generate electricity four times more
cheaply than current gas prices.

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Europe looks to heat pumps as Russian war accelerates pivot from gas boilers

Fri, 19 Aug 2022 11:35:47 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence/en/news-insights/latest-news-headlines/europe-looks-to-heat-pumps-as-russian-war-accelerates-pivot-from-gas-boilers-70868962>

"The transformation of Europe's residential heating sector — the continent's
largest gas consumption setting — is moving into policy focus amid surging gas
prices and commitments to pivot away from Russian energy imports.

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