This episode of The Aussie Wire News covers topics on climate change. This includes what was “accomplished” at COP28 and the mismanagement of the irrigation water in the Murray Darling Basin under the 2007 Water Act… something Topher has been covering since 2011.
Firstly we catch up with our science correspondent Joanne Nova to find out what ‘momentous’ and ‘unprecedented’ things were accomplished at COP28… and talk about the reality behind the PR spin.
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Then we are joined by Jess Gill who asks a simple question: “What are men good for?” Simple question, but people seem to be unable, or perhaps unwilling, to answer it! Watch Jess Gill’s documentary The Abolition of Men here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pj0VOBoe6NU
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Topher then discussed the mismanagement of the irrigation water in the Murray Darling Basin under the 2007 Water Act has been a slow-motion train wreck that Topher has been covering since 2011. Recently in an editorial Topher covered the devastating news that the Federal Government plans to go ahead with another 450GL water buy-back, something the former Federal Government rejected based on the devastation it would cause to irrigation communities. Today Topher speaks with John Lolicato, an irrigator, to understand the impact on him, the impact on the environment, and get to the bottom of whether rice really ‘should not be grown in Australia’.
Topher’s videos on the topic include:
Topher’s take-down of the Murray Darling Basin Plan from 2011: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrzTfLmbrJ4
8 years later, Topher returns to assess the (predictable) damage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qd7G7QFOr90
Zombie water and fish kills: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7yn6Br0JMw
The SOURCE of the problem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HKW51CSXak
Do you REALLY want to know where your food comes from? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jh3tmuGyhlM
Blood in the Water: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40M7NNbke0g
Water is Life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9Xr4n3Tc-4
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