- We won't save the Earth with a better kind of disposable coffee cup | George Monbiot | Opinion | The Guardian:
Amid the general incoherence, one contributor stated: “It comes down, I think, to us each taking responsibility for the personal choices in our everyday lives. That's all any of us can be expected to do.” This perfectly represents the mistaken belief that a better form of consumerism will save the planet. The problems we face are structural: a political system captured by commercial interests, and an economic system that seeks endless growth. Related: Neoliberalism has conned us into fighting climate change as individuals | Martin Lukacs | Environment | The Guardian:
While we busy ourselves greening our personal lives, fossil fuel corporations are rendering these efforts irrelevant. The breakdown of carbon emissions since 1988? A hundred companies alone are responsible for an astonishing 71%. You tinker with those pens or that panel; they go on torching the planet.
- Questions over 'war on drugs' as data shows NSW drug busts were accidentally counted twice - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):
Data used to back up the use of drug sniffer dogs at music festivals and praise police busts has been "double counted", raising questions over the legitimacy of drug-related strategies in NSW.
- The reality is more nuanced than NRL players being blokey boofheads | Catharine Lumby | Opinion | The Guardian:
One of the issues is that when guys who are already perceived as “education proof” do the wrong thing, it is seen as confirmation that they'll never change. That it's futile to try. This wrong-headed belief is, I think, grounded in class prejudice. A guy in a suit at a corporate function once even asked me: “Why do you even try with these animals?”
- Ipswich woman 'terrified' by nursery rhyme alarm - BBC News. World's creepiest burglar alarm.
- A New Wheel-Driven Speed Record Has Been Set At The Bonneville Salt Flats:
Team Vesco's Turbinator II set a new world record for a wheel-driven car, an insane 483 mph. That's 777 kmh.
- NRL 2018 news: Footy Show axed by Channel Nine | Fox Sports. Maybe we'll get a show about footy now ;)