While Trump enjoys golf, former president Jimmy Carter, 92, is building homes for the poor; Charlotte Beale writing for the UK Independent, 2018/07/15.
A great item for an introduction to this subject and a great contrast between two US Presidents: one man conceited, greedy, self-interested, vulgar, coarse, dishonest, a mysoginist; and the other still doing his best to help people in his nineties.
I've listed many of the
Australians who are doing what they can to get action on climate change on another page on this site.
Nine activists defending the Earth from violent assault; The Guardian, Jonathan Watts, 2018/07/21.
While both the Liberal-National Coalition and Labor can't see beyond the coal industry that is largely responsible for the
progressive destruction of our planet several independent politicians have added refreshing honesty, good sense and high ethical standards to Australian politics.
Perhaps the most outstanding of these is
Andrew Wilkie, a member of the Australian House of Representatives for a seat in Tasmania.
Others, who have come and gone (and may come again), are Rob Oakeshott and Tony Windsor.
The Australian Greens must also be thanked for their support for all things environmental.
Sanjeev Gupta, discussed by Sophie Vorrath on RenewEconomy, 2018/07/23.
Compare him to Gina Rinehart, below.
(Although it seemed in February 2019 that his company was not good at paying its bills on time.)
Ms Rinehart is the wealthiest person in Australia.
She could do enormous good works with her money, instead she chooses to harm the planet by trying to make people believe that anthropogenic climate change is not a fact; presumably so that her coal-mining businesses can make even more money for her.
Ms Rinehart's coal exports have probably
killed thousands of people from the air pollution resulting from the burning of the coal.
$4.5m gift to climate sceptic think-tank, the
Institute of Public Affairs (IPA); Graham Readfearn writing for the Guardian, 2018/07/21.
wrote in RenewEconomy on 2019/02/06 about Ian Plimer's anti-climate rant in the notoriously anti-renewables, pro-coal, Murdoch-owned The Australian newspaper.
Plimer was making the conspicuously dishonest claim that there was no consensus among climate scientists about climate change.
Mr Readfearn pointed out the many errors in Mr Plimer's piece.
Mr Plimer is a retired professor of mining geology, and as Mr Readfearn pointed out he:
"sits on the board of several mining companies owned by Australia’s richest person, Gina Rinehart (who is herself a key funder of climate science denial efforts), including Queensland Coal Investments."
Plainly, Mr Plimer is hardly a disinterested party in the 'climate debate' (note that there is no debate among climate scientists, it is only in the popular media) and, as a retired professor of mining geology has little standing in climate science.
I have had cause to write about Mr Plimer on a number of my pages.
The reader could search my pages using the
embedded Google search feature.
If you Google something like "who is the most evil person in Australia" you will be guided to pages about serial killers and child abusers.
Isn't someone like Gina Rinehart more deserving of being called the most evil person in Australia?
The coal from her mines kills thousands of people each year and she tries to mislead the public about the harm coal is doing by donating millions of dollars to the IPA.
As I have argued elsewhere, a person in a position of power who knowingly lies about climate change has to be in the running to being the
greatest criminal in the history of Mankind.