"Ideally we want to bring it (sustainable products) to around 20%"
Err no. Surely you mean "ideally" we want to bring it to 100% - Why ideally would you want to be selling 80% unsustainable fish? The clue is in the word ... UNSUSTAINABLE!!
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How about the matter of intellectual property that Japan was moaning about in connection to Kobe beef? Should work both ways.
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The only way to get this govenment to develop sensible policies - Shame them into acion - which is what more and more countries are doing - leaving Japan behind when it comes to transitioning to renewables.
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@ListenTheTruth: What a stupid way to boil water. Dangerous. Toxic. Wasteful. Obscenely expensive.
Particulalry when you consider the wasted potential of Japan's Geothermal - non-toxic, renewable,, cheap.
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Unfortunately, rather than rewilding flood plains and riverbanks and letting rivers take their natural course (as is the trend now in many countries) here it will mean more concrete - making flood water flow faster and creating (ironically) worse flood conditions.
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If they are using fossil fuel then it is just Greenwash - somnething this government are practiced in.
As with many environmental issues the media needs to step up and inform the public more to responsibly raise public awareness and knolwedge.
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Agree with Jacek. It's very simple - if the hydrogen is made using a renewable clean energy source (wind, solar, geo-thermal, tidal, micr-hydro... ) then hydrogen is a great solution for helping to move away from fossil fuels.
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Indexes of capitalism and the foundation of much of what is wrong in the world - greed, corruption ....
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Where's the logic of expecting growth when population is falling?
This government's policies are purely based on growth for growth's sake - no thought about quality of life issues.
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If I'm right in detecting extreme sarcasm in your comment - I completely agree.
Prices of products should reflect the true environmental costs they are associated with - ie if it causes the endangerment of a species, habitat etc.
And as I say each year when this same headline comes up - this event is in very bad taste with regards inequality & over-fishing.
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Her style is intolerance and a closed mind and she doesn't accept different opinions.
No, after 30 years of debating, ACTION is needed. That's all she's pointing out. There should no longer be debate about climate change.
Reading many of the posts above, and the attitude of many others who still don't accept there is a crisis to be dealt with - no wonder she's angry.
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LOL - he should be stripped of that Sustainable Development Goals badge he's wearing for a start.
Not sure where gambling and bribes fit into supporting the SDG's
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talks had helped raise his countrymen's awareness of fossil fuels and climate change.
You have got to wonder how these people up until now could possibly have been unaware of these issues.
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The droughts in the 1930's and the 1950's were much hotter and lasted longer.
Well here is actual data - from Aus Gov't - rising and continuing temperature trend is more than clear. http://www.bom.gov.au/state-of-the-climate/
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Here is a 35 sec video link showing temperature anomalies over the last century - amazing! https://e360.yale.edu/digest/new-video-visualizes-a-century-of-global-warming-in-just-35-seconds
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Extremes are becomming the norm all over the globe - just as predicted - indeed in many cases - faster than predicted.
Hopefully this will put pressure on the duffus of a PM over there, that even he and is neo-con friends cannot ignore or deny any longer .
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could damage Morrison in conservative-voting mining communities, split his party and risk tipping a fragile economy into crisis.
And compared to the economic losses increasing drought, wildfires, flooding, dying of the great barrier reef?
Losses of agriculatural and tourism industry alone will be huge
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Clean coal is an oxymoron. Fictional greenwash.
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Japanese should be disgusted with their leadership who make it worse by pretending to care about the environment.
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Evidence of its dire impacts is so overwhelming that "climate denier" is synonymous with insisting the Earth is flat
So true. Shameful all the time has been allowed to be wasted by the ignorant minority - debating the existance of human made climate change.
Now hopefully we can finally start playing catch up to solve the problem.
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Unfortunately, its the poorest nations around the world suffering the most because of the Whitehouse goon's repugnant attitute to climate change.
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GREAT NEWS. Hope it sends a message that only effective action is welcome - not platitudes, falese promises, and crass actions - ie continuting to use taxpayers money to support coal.
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This issue, as with many consumer related issues (free range, fair-trade, overfishing ....) shows again that consumers here need much more knolwedge and awareness.
Mostly this problem is the media feeding the population cotton wool wrapped content.
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It would explain Australian leaders' continued support for coal, most of which seems to end up in Chinese power stations.
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Here's a crazy idea:
stop paying billions subsidising coal, which clearly contributes to this issue, and instead use the money to help compensate those most effected by the damage.
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