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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Murray View Post
    I don't know. Feel free to check. Many scientific discoveries are of indigenous Chinese origin, of course.



    There is no substitution. The aboriginal perspective is taught as well as western science. And rightly so - it's our own home-grown branch of science.
    science is not ''home-grown'' or not.. science is science. Likewise, you do not study chess games of players because they are Australian. we learn positional chess from Karpov and Petrosian, we do not include Australian players because they are local. However, if some local player plays good positional games, we include them into study.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    science is not ''home-grown'' or not.. science is science. Likewise, you do not study chess games of players because they are Australian. we learn positional chess from Karpov and Petrosian, we do not include Australian players because they are local. However, if some local player plays good positional games, we include them into study.
    Your analogy doesn't work. Chess is analogous to mathematics - which is universal. But if you want to study Australian animals or plants, you need to use Australian examples, not European ones. And Aboriginal people will have many insights into Australian flora and fauna.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    science is not ''home-grown'' or not.. science is science. Likewise, you do not study chess games of players because they are Australian. we learn positional chess from Karpov and Petrosian, we do not include Australian players because they are local. However, if some local player plays good positional games, we include them into study.
    While all chess games have the same objective, there is a myriad of home-grown systems seeking ways to achieve the aim, hundreds of them identified by their geographical origin.

    But, unlike chess, science is not immutable:
    The Newtonian laws of physics have been overruled by Einstein and quantum physics.

    Until the late 18th century, a maxim of European biology, based on countless observations, was that all swans are white. (Australian aborigines would have found that laughable)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    so does Chinese? is it included?
    I'm sure chinese-grown discoveries feature quite nicely in biology classes, particularly the infectious diseases sections. Covid-19, SARS, bird flu ... etc
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

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    Japan’s new energy strategy exposes folly of Australia’s “gas led recovery”

    Australian fossil fuel exporters have received a massive blow from one of their biggest customers, with Japan proposing a revised national energy strategy that massively ramps up investment in wind and solar and significantly reducing the role coal and gas will play in its energy system.

    The proposed revisions to Japan’s ‘basic energy strategy’, published by the ministry for economy, trade and industry on Wednesday, would see Japan accelerate its transition away from coal and gas, and its shift towards renewables and hydrogen ...

    The dramatic cuts to both coal and gas generation targets will have serious ramifications for Australian fossil fuel producers, with Japan ranking as Australia’s largest customer for both coal and gas exports. ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Murray View Post
    While all chess games have the same objective, there is a myriad of home-grown systems seeking ways to achieve the aim, hundreds of them identified by their geographical origin.

    But, unlike chess, science is not immutable:
    The Newtonian laws of physics have been overruled by Einstein and quantum physics.

    Until the late 18th century, a maxim of European biology, based on countless observations, was that all swans are white. (Australian aborigines would have found that laughable)
    And evolution is ongoing:

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    Earth's energy imbalance removes almost all doubt from human-made climate change

    For decades, Earth’s energy system has been out of whack.

    Stability in Earth's climate hinges on a delicate balance between the amount of energy the planet absorbs from the sun and the amount of energy Earth emits back into space. But that equilibrium has been thrown off in recent years — and the imbalance is growing, according to a paper published Wednesday in the journal Nature Communications.

    The changes to Earth's energy system have major ramifications for the planet's future climate and humanity's understanding of climate change. The Princeton University researchers behind the paper found that there's a less than 1 percent probability that the changes occurred naturally.

    The findings undercut a key argument used by people who do not believe human activity is responsible for the bulk of climate change to explain trends in global warming, demonstrating that the planet's energy imbalance cannot be explained just by Earth's own natural variations.

    The research also offers important insights into how greenhouse gas emissions and other consequences of human-caused climate change are upsetting the planet's equilibrium and driving global warming, sea-level rise and extreme weather events. ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Murray View Post
    Japan’s new energy strategy exposes folly of Australia’s “gas led recovery”

    Australian fossil fuel exporters have received a massive blow from one of their biggest customers, with Japan proposing a revised national energy strategy that massively ramps up investment in wind and solar and significantly reducing the role coal and gas will play in its energy system.

    The proposed revisions to Japan’s ‘basic energy strategy’, published by the ministry for economy, trade and industry on Wednesday, would see Japan accelerate its transition away from coal and gas, and its shift towards renewables and hydrogen ...

    The dramatic cuts to both coal and gas generation targets will have serious ramifications for Australian fossil fuel producers, with Japan ranking as Australia’s largest customer for both coal and gas exports. ...
    This is very bad news. Their energy strategy is clearly bad for our economy. Writing this just in case, this was shared with the aim of showing how nice it is that Japan is switching to green energy even though its bad for our economy since who cares about economy when we are dealing with planetary health .
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    This is very bad news. Their energy strategy is clearly bad for our economy. Writing this just in case, this was shared with the aim of showing how nice it is that Japan is switching to green energy even though its bad for our economy since who cares about economy when we are dealing with planetary health .
    Global warming will also damage our economy, of course - not to mention our health.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    This is very bad news. Their energy strategy is clearly bad for our economy. Writing this just in case, this was shared with the aim of showing how nice it is that Japan is switching to green energy even though its bad for our economy since who cares about economy when we are dealing with planetary health .
    The rest of the world is ramping up the transition away from fossil fuels - Australia is lagging behind. It is our energy policy (such as it is), chasing a gas-led transition, which is bad for our economy. The global gas market is collapsing - there won't be any buyers for our very expensive gas by 2050.

    Origin should get out of gas while it can, and shift to green hydrogen
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    This is the most sobering report card yet on climate change and Earth’s future. Here’s what you need to know

    .... It’s unequivocal: humans are warming the planet

    ... Higher concentrations of CO₂, growing faster

    ... Extreme weather on the rise

    ... Oceans: hotter, higher and more acidic

    ... Many changes are already irreversible

    ... How we can stabilise the climate


    IPCC Sixth Assessment Report - Fact Sheet

    https://theconversation.createsend1....69F821C9DCC086
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    Coal miners in talks to self-insure as climate pressure heats up

    Australia’s coal mining industry is considering setting up a self-insurance scheme as major financial institutions abandon the sector because of concerns about global warming.

    Producers of coal, the nation’s second-largest export, have been under growing pressure in the face of spiralling costs and insurance premiums as banks, insurers and investors dump coal assets or pledge not to make new investments in the industry. The withdrawal is expected to accelerate after the United Nations warned the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest update “must sound a death knell for coal and fossil fuels before they destroy our planet”. ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Murray View Post
    Coal miners in talks to self-insure as climate pressure heats up

    Australia’s coal mining industry is considering setting up a self-insurance scheme as major financial institutions abandon the sector because of concerns about global warming.

    Producers of coal, the nation’s second-largest export, have been under growing pressure in the face of spiralling costs and insurance premiums as banks, insurers and investors dump coal assets or pledge not to make new investments in the industry. The withdrawal is expected to accelerate after the United Nations warned the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest update “must sound a death knell for coal and fossil fuels before they destroy our planet”. ..
    I predict that within 30 to 50 years anti pollution will become cultish with "dropout communities " every where. There will be monstrous changes in all aspects of life and society.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist View Post
    I predict that within 30 to 50 years anti pollution will become cultish with "dropout communities " every where. There will be monstrous changes in all aspects of life and society.
    We're seeing those changes now, as we continue to heat the planet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Murray View Post
    We're seeing those changes now, as we continue to heat the planet.
    I already speak to youngsters who are deciding not to breed due to state of the planet. Sad in a way. Not fair to them and it was all avoidable because we knew of these risks generations ago but the big dollar rules.
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