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Climate Change: “We just need the Government to get out of the way”

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Australian feminist social commentator, author and lecturer Jane Caro, is campaigning for bold action on tackling climate change. Sitting down with Climate Expert Scott Hamilton and Ticker News Presenter Holly Stearnes, Caro said it’s time that we invest in renewable energy technologies of the future.

Australian feminist social commentator, author and lecturer Jane Caro.

“It’s positively biblical, yet it’s business as usual as far as the old blokes who run the country are concerned”

Jane Caro

Caro, who is a Walkley Award winning author (books including: Just a Girl, Just a Queen, Just Flesh & Blood, Plain Speaking Jane, Stupid Country, F Word, Accidental Feminists) says that it is not about being in the ‘coal business’, it is about being in the ‘energy business’ and the massive opportunities for jobs and growth in renewable energy. 

“Kodak ended up in the wilderness because they foolishly thought they were in the film business not the memory business. It is the benefit that matters, not the means of delivery.”

‘It is no wonder that women are rethinking having babies’

Ticker’s holly stearnes reports on why women are re-thinking having babies, due to the current state of the climate.

Holly Stearnes asked Caro about her recent comments that ‘it is no wonder that women are rethinking having babies’. Jane shares her experience that rarely does she not have a young woman coming to asking her ‘should she do it. Is it responsible to bring a child in into a rapidly deteriorating climate?’

Forget the slogans like ‘technology not taxes’.

The federal government is still spending billions of our taxpayer dollars on fossil fuels.

‘Forget the slogans, that is the first thing we need to jettison,’ said Caro.

The federal government recently announced it will invest $600 million in a new fossil gas plant in. NSW which highly respected head of the Energy Security Board, Kerry Schott, says ‘doesn’t stack up’.

Scott Hamilton commented that it is an example of the priorities of the federal government when they spend $600 million on a fossil gas plant and nothing for a dedicated quarantine facility which is desperately needed.

Jane’s take away message was ‘even if we have no hope of winning, we fight on.’

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Russian Police investigate a crypto mining facility

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Russian Police are investigating a crypto mining facility, which is suspected of defrauding clients

It’s understood the miners handed devices to those who were running a mining hotel.

They are also accused of stealing their expensive coin minting hardware, and stopping payments to their customers.

The scam allegedly took place from November to May, where the suspects worked with people who wanted to install their coin minting hardware in a mining hotel.

They were offered electricity prices that were below market value.

Electricity consumed by some of the world’s largest cryptocurrencies has dropped by nearly half.

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Ukraine and Moldova on the edge of EU membership

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Ukraine and Moldova have officially been granted EU candidate status, moving the nations one step closer to joining the union

The decision comes nearly four months after Ukraine’s Zelensky launched his country’s bid to join the bloc, and deals a major blow to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

But Russia’s President Putin claims he has “nothing against” the possible membership, saying it’s Ukraine’s “sovereign decision” to join or not.

But some analysts are doubting whether Russia’s comments are genuine.

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Russia targets Ukrainian capital of Kyiv during G7

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Russia has targeted the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, as leaders of the G7 meet in Germany

A missile strike left one dead, and six wounded after a residential apartment was hit. It’s the first such strikes on the capital in three weeks.

The city’s Deputy Mayor says four people were admitted to local hospitals, as authorities continue their search and rescue efforts.

It’s believed a 7-year-old girl is among those who are injured in the complex. Meanwhile, a missile funnel has been found in the backyard of a nearby kindergarten.

U-S President Joe Biden says the strikes are barbaric, but declined to comment on whether they were deliberately occurring because of the G7 meeting.

The Group of Seven leaders will ban imports of gold from Russia, the latest in a series of sweeping sanctions against the nation for its war in Ukraine.

Leaders will also discuss rising energy costs and inflation.

President Biden is also pledging 200 billion dollars as part of a global infrastructure package to counter China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

Meanwhile, Russia maintains the invasion is a special military operation.

The nation’s Defence Minister has paid a visit to Russian troops and giving medals to soldiers.

President Vladimir Putin says his nation will transfer nuclear-capable missile systems to Belarus in the coming months.

Belarus has been a close ally to Russia. The nation’s President travelled to St Petersburg for a series of meetings at the weekend.

Meanwhile, the G7 says there is one world leader who is missing from their high-stakes talks.

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