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This is what the climate will look like in 40 years | ticker VIEWS

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Experts fear Australia’s Intergenerational Report doesn’t admit that climate change will impact the future economy.

 

Australia’s Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has revealed the Intergenerational report for 2021. The report is released every five years and aims to outline how demographic, technological and other structural trends will affect the economy over the next 40 years.

However, experts fear there is a lack of acknowledgment when it comes to climate change and its impact on the future economy.

Climate change acknowledgment in the report

Climate change only became central throughout the report’s agenda in 2010. Climate change action is such an important part of our economic future, especially at a 40-year glance.

Those 40 years will be the make-or-break period for climate mitigation globally and will demand unprecedented and highly disruptive economic transformation.

As the world seeks to phase out fossil fuels, Australia is yet to make any ambitious targets of net-zero emissions by 2050. Frydenberg has claimed gas exports will be a central pillar of Australia’s contribution to international climate action.

He also spoke about carbon capture and clean hydrogen as promising future industries. However, he made no urgent attempt to model any of the physical or transitional effects of climate change and decarbonisation in depth.

Economist and climate councillor Nicki Hutley wants to see accurate modeling of climate change and the impact it has on the economic future. Hutley says the report lacked details.

“There was really no discussion at all. It was almost like well, we had climate change, nothing much to see here. We’re doing stuff on hydrogen and carbon capture and storage. So nobody needs to worry… which of course is very far from the truth.”

Climate change action and a thriving economy

Climate inaction is costly. For example, the insurance sector is already being impacted by current climate change policies. People who’re deemed a high flood risk area or fire danger area are having difficulty with their eligibility for insurance.

Hutley says the economic impacts will be devastating.

“Melbourne Uni released a report and the potential impact was around $100 million a year. That’s like having a COVID sized shock to the economy, every single year, within the next few decades.”

“It’s not just the extreme events, but rising average temperatures, the impact on tourism on agricultural productivity, on people’s ability to work because of those higher temperatures, it really flows right across the economy. It’s very drastic.”

Nicky Hutley

Climate change action and a thriving economy can work hand in hand. Countries around the world are using climate action to stimulate their economies. Climate change action can create jobs opportunities.

The next Intergenerational Report will be in 2026. Climate change isn’t waiting and neither should we.

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BREAKING: Shots ring out at Trump rally

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Donald Trump was whisked off the stage at a rally in Butler, Pennsylvania after loud noises rang through the crowd.

Trump was showing off a chart of border crossing numbers when bangs started ringing through the crowd. Trump could be seen reaching with his right hand toward his neck. There appeared to be blood on his face.

He quickly ducked behind the riser as agents from his protective detail rushed the stage and screams rang out from the crowd. The bangs continued as agents tended to him on stage.

His motorcade has left the venue.

In a statement, Trump says he is “fine” and says he is being checked at a medical facility.

Donald Trump was safe, the U.S. Secret Service and his campaign said on Saturday after multiple shots rang out at a rally by the Republican presidential candidate in Pennsylvania as video showed Trump grimacing and raising a hand to his right ear.
The former president had just started his speech when gunshots erupted and Trump and other rally attendees hit the deck. Secret Service agents swarmed around him and live video showed blood on the right side of Trump’s face and ear.
 
Trump repeatedly raised his fist in the air, with an American flag visible behind him, as security ushered him away.
“The Secret Service has implemented protective measures and the former president is safe,” a spokesperson for the agency said on X after what it called an incident.
“This is now an active Secret Service investigation and further information will be released when available.”

A map of the site, showing where the alleged gunman was situated compared to Donald Trump.

CNN reported that Trump was injured, but gave no other details. It was not clear how or what injuries he may have sustained.

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NASA astronauts phone home, confident Boeing’s Starliner will return to Earth safely

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Stranded NASA astronauts express confidence in Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft, assuring its capability to safely transport them back to Earth from the International Space Station.

The astronauts, over a video call to NASA, highlighted Starliner’s enhanced safety features and testing protocols as reassuring factors for their safe return.

“I have a real good feeling in my heart that this spacecraft will bring us home, no problem…”, said Sunita “Suni” Williams, one of the stranded NASA astronauts.

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Franchising vs. Independent: key differences to choosing the right SMB model

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With latest Australian Federal budget, many SMB’s are weighing their options when selecting a suitable business model.

Franchising provides brand recognition, operational support, and economies of scale but involves ongoing fees.

Independent businesses offer full control and profit retention but face higher costs and regulatory challenges.

For risk and reward, the franchising model reduces risk through established practices and support but involves ongoing fees and profit-sharing with the franchisor.

On the alternative, independent businesses retain full control of profits but face higher risks and responsibilities in managing the business.

Sonia Shwabsky, CEO at Kwik Kopy Australia, joins to share her key insights on SMB’s. #featured

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