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*China: Global warming sounds red alert?
News 1+1, CCTV
China's state broadcaster CCTV has run a 20-minute programme
explaining the key findings of IPCC's latest report. When asked by the presenter what China's emission-reducing measures mean for global
warming, Chao Qingchen - deputy director of the National Climate
Centre - said that emissions have been accumulated "historically"
since the industrial revolution, adding: "As a member of the world,
our action and endeavour to reduce emissions have an important
contribution to slowing down the accelerating global change." Beijing
News has an interview with Paul N Edwards from Stanford University, a
lead author of the IPCC report, about the main messages from the
assessment. (See Carbon Brief`s in-depth Q&A for more details about
Meanwhile, the Global Times, a state-run newspaper, publishes an
editorial to "refute" what it calls "some of the frequent charges" by
western media against China's emission-reducing efforts. The
publication lists 4 sentences from 3 US and UK outlets and
provides what it describes as "facts" under each of them. The topics
range from China's emission growth to its "love for meat". 21st
Century Business Herald reports that China's central bank has recently discussed using a new tool to support "key" sectors to reduce carbon
emissions. Although the authority has not explained what the tool is
or if it has already been put into operation, "multiple insiders"
believe that it is "green remortgaging", the outlet says.
Elsewhere, a Mail On Sun report focuses on China's dominance in the
global lithium supplies. The article, published via MailOnline, says
that China "dominates both manufacture of batteries and the production
of the one element without which no electric cars could move an inch -
the lithium that is the irreplaceable component of battery cells". A
China Dialogue article explains what the world can expect from China's
first five-year plan for the marine environment, which is scheduled to
be released this year.
[Everything you know is wrong].
Ancient Tablet Displays Pythagorean Theorem 1,000 Years Before Pythagoras
was Even Born
The Debrief, 12 Aug 2021
A 4000-year-old tablet displays a form of geometry from Babylon,
thousands of years before the math was thought to have been discovered.
Children and teens account for one third of COVID-19 cases in NSW as year
12s set for school return
ABC News, 12 Aug 2021 08:49Z
One in 3 people infected with COVID-19 in NSW in the past week are 19 or younger as some students prepare to return to school next week.
Judge clears way for key Trump allies to face $1.76b lawsuit over 'false' election-rigging claims
ABC News, 12 Aug 2021 08:47Z
Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell and Mike Lindell lose a bid to protect
themselves from a defamation lawsuit brought by vote-counting machine
company Dominion, with a judge finding the trio made "provably false statements" about the outcome of the US presidential election.
Dominion Voting Systems Sue Right-Wing News Outlets For Billions
NPR, 10 Aug 2021 22:38Z
Eight people missing after Russian tourist helicopter crashes into volcanic crater
ABC News, 12 Aug 2021 09:44Z
A helicopter carrying tourists plunged into a deep volcanic crater lake in Russia's far east and rescuers are searching the lake for up to 8 people missing.
FDA set to authorize third COVID vaccine dose for immunocompromised people Yahoo News, 12 Aug 2021 0:04Z
"The rebellion is spreading": After local TX officials defy his ban on
mask mandates, Gov. Greg Abbott begins to clamp down
The TX Tribune, 12 Aug 2021 02:02Z
What we know about the 2 cases who flew from Sydney to Melbourne
ABC News, 12 Aug 2021 03:51Z
Authorities say 2 women who flew from Sydney to Melbourne on Mon
afternoon will be fined, and everyone on board the flight has been put into quarantine.
Haynes and Boone has monitored North American oilfield services company
(OF) Chapter 11 bankruptcies since 2015. This latest report features new
cases filed from Jan 1 - March 31, 2021. Over the past 6 years, there
have been 262 oilfield services company bankruptcies.
NSW records 345 new COVID-19 cases as Sydney lockdown tightened in 3 areas
ABC News, 12 Aug 2021 02:09Z
Three more Sydney areas are hit with tighter lockdown restrictions as NSW records 345 new COVID cases and 2 more deaths.
Newcastle, Hunter faces another week of lockdown as COVID cases climb
ABC Newcastle, 12 Aug 2021 02:06Z
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirms the Hunter region will stay in
lockdown for another week, as 24 new cases of coronavirus are recorded in
the Newcastle region.
Tougher border restrictions may be needed to stop Delta creep as Queensland
records 10 COVID cases
ABC News, 12 Aug 2021 01:11Z
Queensland records 10 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases as Premier
Annastacia Palaszczuk warns Queenslanders not to enter New South Wales.
ACT to go into seven-day lockdown as one new case of COVID-19 recorded
ABC News, 12 Aug 2021 02:09Z
The Australian Capital Territory will go into lockdown from 5:00pm today
after the territory records its first case of COVID-19 in 105 days.
Victoria records 21 new local COVID cases and 2 more from interstate
ABC News, 11 Aug 2021 22:48Z
Seventeen of the local cases are linked to previously reported cases and 15 were in quarantine during their infectious period.
Police arrest dozens of anti-lockdown protesters in Melbourne's CBD
ABC News, 11 Aug 2021 21:14Z
Police arrest 73 people at a small Wed evening protest, with dozens of
fines issued for breaches of the Chief Health Officer's directions.
Menacing feral pigs released in regional SA for possible 'hunting' activities ABC South East SA, 12 Aug 2021 01:11Z
A mysterious outbreak of feral pigs in regional South Australia could be
linked to illegal hunting activities, environment management authorities say.
Taliban could capture Afghan capital within 90 days, says US intelligence
ABC News, 12 Aug 2021 01:10Z
The Afghan Taliban has captured 8 provincial capitals and its steady
advance threatens to seize the national capital Kabul within months,
according to US officials.
Sicily's 48.8C scorcher might be Europe's hottest day ever
ABC News, 12 Aug 2021 02:06Z
Regional authorities on the Italian island say the temperature surpasses the all-time record of 48.5C, set in Sicily in 1999, and the 1977 record of 48C
It's the largest contaminated area in the southern hemisphere. So why are people still travelling there?
ABC Pilbara, 12 Aug 2021 02:49Z
Wittenoom in Western Australia's Pilbara is riddled with blue asbestos. Yet despite the serious health risk, people are still visiting the former mining town.