Morning mail: Great Barrier Reef warning, countries unprepared for climate crisis, Scenic Rim guide

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Good morning. A 36-year-old antheral has been charged successful narration to Cleo Smith’s alleged abduction. The United Nations says countries person failed to accommodate for unavoidable clime damage. And little than 2% of the Great Barrier Reef’s coral reefs person escaped bleaching since 1998.

West Australian constabulary person charged 36-year-old man Terence Darrell Kelly successful narration to the alleged abduction of Cleo Smith aft the four-year-old was recovered live and good 18 days aft she disappeared. Officers recovered Cleo astir 1am section clip connected Wednesday unsocial successful a country astatine a location successful Carnarvon, a municipality 900km northbound of Perth and conscionable 75km from wherever her household was camping erstwhile she disappeared from their structure connected 16 October. Kelly was taken into custody arsenic officers rescued Cleo and helium was aboriginal questioned astir the suspected abduction. Police person said helium has nary transportation to her family.

Countries person failed to accommodate for unavoidable clime damage, the UN said on Thursday astatine the Cop26 acme successful Glasgow. Developing countries are peculiarly astatine risk, but they are incapable to muster the currency needed to support radical and resources from flooding, droughts and oversea level rises. They are apt to request betwixt US $140bn and $300bn a twelvemonth by the extremity of this decennary to header with the impacts, but successful 2019 received lone $80bn successful clime finance, which included currency to chopped greenhouse state emissions, the UN Environment Programme said.

Less than 2% of the Great Barrier Reef’s coral has escaped bleaching since 1998, according to a caller study released Friday successful the diary Current Biology. The world’s largest coral reef strategy has suffered 5 wide bleaching events successful that clip – caused by rising water temperatures driven by the burning of fossil fuels – which person undermined its survival. The astir caller lawsuit was the astir wide yet. The probe recovered areas “earmarked earlier arsenic campaigner refuges” had present experienced terrible oregon mean bleaching astatine slightest once.

Australia

Solar panels and upwind   farms successful  NSW. The Institute of Public Affairs paid to propulsion  targeted Facebook ads based connected  a ‘faulty analysis’ claiming nett  zero would origin  monolithic  occupation  losses.
Solar panels and upwind farms successful NSW. The Institute of Public Affairs paid to propulsion targeted Facebook ads based connected a ‘faulty analysis’ claiming nett zero would origin monolithic occupation losses. Composite: Carly Earl/The Guardian

The Institute of Public Affairs paid to propulsion targeted Facebook ads based connected a “faulty analysis” claiming nett zero would origin monolithic occupation losses in cardinal Liberal and National seats during past month’s Coalition infighting. Last month, arsenic the Coalition debated a nett zero 2050 policy, the IPA paid for a bid of Facebook and Instagram ads targeting the electorates of Nationals Barnaby Joyce, David Littleproud, Mark Coulton, Ken O’Dowd and Anne Webster, arsenic good arsenic the Liberal commercialized minister, Dan Tehan.

The Coalition’s voter ID measure could beryllium challenged successful court arsenic a disproportionate measurement that excludes radical from voting, constitutional instrumentality adept Prof Anne Twomey has warned. The Morrison authorities insists cipher would beryllium wholly prevented from voting but Twomey argues the projected authorities could inactive beryllium struck down for the “imposition of further administrative burdens that marque it much hard to ballot oregon discourage radical from voting”.

Emergency work volunteers successful New South Wales’ acold westbound are under-resourced and under-supported, leaving ample stretches of the portion without section roadworthy clang rescue services, former volunteers say. As authorities and planetary borders unfastened up, postulation is expected to increase, which volition pb to much crashes, raising fears astir the State Emergency Service’s quality to respond successful the region.

The world

Facebook has removed a station  by Ethiopia’s premier  minister, Abiy Ahmed, for ‘inciting and supporting violence’.
Facebook has removed a station by Ethiopia’s premier minister, Abiy Ahmed, for ‘inciting and supporting violence’. Photograph: Mulugeta Ayene/AP

Facebook has removed a station by Ethiopia’s premier minister for “inciting and supporting violence” arsenic diplomats stepped up attempts to instigate a ceasefire successful the country’s year-long civilian war. Abiy Ahmed, the victor of the 2019 Nobel bid prize, vowed to “bury” his government’s enemies successful a Facebook station connected Sunday arsenic forces from the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) moved person to Addis Ababa.

About fractional of the world’s fossil substance assets volition beryllium worthless by 2036 nether a nett zero transition, according to research published successful Nature Energy. Countries that are dilatory to decarbonise volition endure but aboriginal movers volition profit; the survey finds that renewables and freed-up concern volition much than marque up for the losses to the planetary economy.

Uneven vaccine sum and a relaxation of preventive measures person brought Europe to a “critical point” successful the pandemic, the World Health Organization has said, with cases again astatine near-record levels and 500,000 much deaths forecast by February.

Recommended reads

Eva Orner’s caller   documentary, Burning, looks astatine  Australia’s ‘black summer’, erstwhile   bushfires burned millions of acres crossed  the country.
Eva Orner’s caller documentary, Burning, looks astatine Australia’s ‘black summer’, erstwhile bushfires burned millions of acres crossed the country. Photograph: Brett Hemmings/Getty Images

Director and Oscar-winning shaper Eva Orner’s caller exposé, Burning, astir Australia’s bushfire play of 2019-2020, is “the documentary Australia and – I deliberation it is just to accidental – the full satellite deserves”, writes Luke Buckmaster. Premiering successful Australia astatine the Sydney movie festival earlier its accomplishment connected Amazon Prime Video connected 26 November, Burning explores however anthropogenic clime alteration has led to accrued frequence and severity of fires. “This is simply a tremendously well-made movie with a burning vitality,” Buckmaster says. “Without question 1 of the astir important Australian documentaries of the 21st period truthful far.”

For each the advances that person been made successful caller decades, disabled radical cannot yet enactment successful nine “on an adjacent basis” with others – and the pandemic has led to galore protections being cruelly eroded. “What does the utopian metropolis look like, the 1 successful which I enactment ‘on an adjacent basis’ with others”? I person an inkling,” writes Jan Grue. “I tin envision the wide sidewalks and the spacious metro cars departing from perfectly level platforms. What I cannot see, cannot deliberation into being, is simply a satellite wherever determination is nary greater effort required of maine than of the mean person, whoever they are. Where the quality betwixt america is erased and I, driving my large, black, powered wheelchair, blend into the crowd.”

“Living unneurotic has a funny intimacy, a closeness that is hard to foretell oregon program for, that moves beyond the practicalities and logistics of really physically moving successful together,” writes Patrick Lenton, reflecting connected what he’s learned aft moving successful with his partner during lockdown. “There is simply a blend of state and large member benignant scrutiny that you can’t truly hole for if you’ve ne'er done it before,” helium says. “What I’ve recovered astir absorbing is the acquisition of seeing myself done the lens of my spouse – of being abruptly alert of my ain actions and routines done her eyes.”

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When Scott Morrison near Australia to be the planetary clime acme successful Glasgow, helium near prepared to support Australia’s checkered presumption connected planetary heating. But by the clip helium touched down successful Europe, different diplomatic catastrophe was unfolding with the French.

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Sport

Australia’s David Warner is bowled by Bangladesh’s Shoriful Islam.
Australia’s David Warner is bowled by Bangladesh’s Shoriful Islam. Photograph: Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters

Australia needed not lone to bushed Bangladesh successful the T20 World Cup but to thrash them if they were to overtake South Africa and presume power of the 2nd semi-final spot. What followed was one of the astir one-sided contests successful the history of the T20 World Cup, and a triumph by 8 wickets secured with 82 balls to spare.

Media roundup

Katherine volition spell into a 72-hour lockdown aft a antheral successful the country tested affirmative for Covid-19, the archetypal lawsuit of assemblage transmission successful the Northern Territories, NT News reports. The determination to prolong lockdown for unvaccinated radical up to 15 December could forestall immoderate twelvemonth 12 students from attending their last graduations and formals, schoolhouse principals person warned, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

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