canadians on hook for 280 bn goop cleanup bill
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2018-11-08 01:31:48 UTC
Assaad Razzouk @AssaadRazzouk 08 Nov 2018 01:29Z
Wanton vandalism in Canada: Cost of cleaning up oil sands mines in Alberta
is $260 BILLION says regulator- $200bn higher than any amount made public by
govt or industry
Citizens will of course foot the bill, not Big Oil HT
@stareeflew #climate buff.ly/2SDtrIB pic.twitter.com/3sVgcLm4es
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[More flies:]
ABC News, 08 Nov 2018 01:06Z
Police searching for 12yo boy missing after 3 people found dead near
broken-down vehicle in Central Australian desert ...

Upcoming events:
11 Nov The centenary of the Armistice that ended WWI.
6m later the Treaty of Versailles became the peace
treaty that set the stage for WWII.
19 Nov Oct Global SOTC NOAA
18 Dec Nov Global SOTC NOAA
08 Jan 2019 $bn disasters Q4 NOAA

Hurricane Michael was the strongest tropical cyclone to strike the United
States since Andrew in 1992 and the strongest on record in the Florida
Panhandle. It was the third-most intense hurricane to make landfall on the
United States in terms of pressure, behind the 1935 Labor Day hurricane and
Hurricane Camille of 1969, as well as the fourth-strongest landfalling
hurricane in the contiguous United States in terms of wind speed.
Fatalities: 60
Damage: >$11.28 bn
-- wikipedia

Did you know:
Florence is the sixth-costliest Atlantic hurricane.
Fatalities: 53
Damage: >$16.7 bn
-- wikipedia

Barrier-busting midterm winners set to shake-up US Congress
ABC News, 08 Nov 2018
In a night of firsts, US voters elect 2 Muslim women, 2 Native American
women, their first openly gay governor and some of the youngest women to
serve Congress.

Kremlin: Russia and US postpone summit on French request
EverythingLubbock.com, 07 Nov 2018 15:04Z
Moscow (AP). The Kremlin says Russia and the US have agreed not to hold a
summit in Paris to avoid distracting attention from Armistice ...

Brian L Kahn @blkahn 07 Nov 2018 16:29Z
Out: -More than half the Republicans in the Climate Solutions Caucus
In: - Scientists supported by @314action
-Climate advocates supported by @ClimateHawkVote
-Representatives pushing a Green New Deal
earther.gizmodo.com/congress-bipar# <https://t.co/5etw0KyXGy>

Maggie Koerth-Baker @maggiekb1 07 Nov 2018
Okay, so I'm up to 10 congresspeople with science backgrounds
(some incumbents, some not). A bunch are from Illinois. At least one
is a Republican and another an anti-abortion Dem. I'm probably gonna go
pass out now. Final results in the morning!

[Hissy fit:]
Defiant Trump lashes out at media, fellow Republicans for losing seats
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ABC News, 08 Nov 2018
The day after his party lost its lock on the US Congress, President Donald
Trump walks into a White House press conference ready for political combat,
name-checking Republicans who he blamed for losing their seats and hitting
out at reporters who challenged his assertions.

[New diversion needed:]
Donald Trump sacks Attorney-General Jeff Sessions
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ABC News, 08 Nov 2018
Donald Trump sacks his Attorney-General Jeff Sessions, one day after the
Republicans lost control of Congress and in the wake of unrelenting
criticism from the President over Mr Sessions' decision to step away from
the Russia election meddling probe.

Red cow-like artwork in Borneo is world's oldest animal rock painting
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ABC News, 08 Nov 2018
We have no idea who painted a large red animal on the walls of a remote cave
in Borneo at least 40,000 years ago, but their work is the oldest-known
example of figurative rock art in the world, according to new research.

Hardy African sheep breed provides opportunity for drought-stricken graziers
ABC/Landline, 07 Nov 2018 20:03Z
An African sheep breed which calls the Kalahari desert home is proving its
worth to a growing number of Australia's drought-stricken graziers.
[Starting the clock timing how long it takes to discover it's another
imported pest...]

'Organic' material found in Adelaide hospital desserts not poo, SA Health
Minister says
ABC News, 08 Nov 2018 00:10Z
Minister Stephen Wade says the contamination was a "disgusting, deliberate
act ... which we completely condemn," but the organic material found in a
small number of custards was not faeces.

Insurance premiums to rise as extreme weather conditions become more common
* Climate change could threaten entire financial system: APRA
* Good weather or your money back: how extreme weather could change holidays
* Time running out to prevent environmental collapse, climate scientists say
ABC News, 08 Nov 2018 00:17Z
Residential property owners and businesses are likely to face higher
insurance premiums after a new actuarial index warned about rising financial
risks from extreme weather events.
* Climate index to be update each season
* Developed with regulators and natural hazard scientists using national data
* Potential losses from coastal erosion alone estimated at $88 bn,
excluding land value
The Australian Actuaries Climate Index tracks risk factors such as elevated
sea levels, drought, bushfires, cyclones, flooding and extreme temperatures
as being more frequent as growing evidence of climate change mounts.
[N Am actuaries climate index:
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Chart of the day: How did women fare in the US midterms?
ABC News, 08 Nov 2018 00:38Z
A record number of women candidates, more than 270, stood for office in the
US midterm elections. So how did they go?

'Life-threatening' hailstones pummel mid-north NSW coast
ABC News, 08 Nov 2018 00:41Z
Rollands Plains and Kundabung on New South Wales mid-north coast were
pummelled by "life-threatening" hailstones measuring up to 9cm yesterday

Woman faces deportation from UK after spending 16 mn pounds at Harrods
ABC News, 08 Nov 2018 00:55Z
Zamira Hajiyeva is the first person subject to an unexplained wealth order
in the UK after spending big at the luxury department store over the past

Dow surges 491 points after US midterm elections
ABC News, 07 Nov 2018 21:12Z
Australian shares are set to open moderately higher, following Wall Street's
relief rally - since the United States midterm elections yielded a result
markets had expected.
Bret Cahill
2018-11-08 03:17:37 UTC
Post by M***@kymhorsell.com
Wanton vandalism in Canada: Cost of cleaning up oil sands mines in Alberta
is $260 BILLION says regulator- $200bn higher than any amount made public by
govt or industry
Citizens will of course foot the bill, not Big Oil HT
@stareeflew #climate buff.ly/2SDtrIB pic.twitter.com/3sVgcLm4es
The Koch or similar billionaires -- and there are scores of similar -- own the shill media

They ain't gonna hype the giga buck rip off.