Weekly Wrap | A New IPCC Report, Kmart And Target, Protest Laws, Yellowstone's Future Plans, and Greta Thunberg's Book
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Friday, April 8, 2022: This week in the environmental news cycle…

The UN is back with a new IPCC report and it’s not pulling any punches when it comes to what we’ve gotta do to get this thing under control. 

Meanwhile, Kmart, Target and Coles are all making green moves, while Yellowstone National Park debuts a forward-thinking conservation tactic. Protestors who demonstrate without a permit could be in for a shock, and Greta Thunberg is back on the tools. 


Get the full rundown:

“Now or never:” IPCC says immediate and deep cuts needed for liveable future (via Renew Economy)

Despite its grim truths, not all the news in the climate report is bad (via The Sydney Morning Herald)

Solar shopping for QLD as Kmart and Bunnings clean up (via Greenpeace)

Under new laws in NSW, climate change protestors can face harsh consequences. Here's why. (via Mamamia)

Yellowstone national park offers an annual pass – that won’t work until 2172 (via The Guardian)

Greta Thunberg to publish a ‘go-to source’ book on the climate crisis (via The Guardian)


We’re also following…

Vegan Babybel is a thing!

And Coles now has a ‘game-changing’ coffee pod (via news.com.au)


Check out these recommendations from our hosts:

Check out the UN’s hopeful climate action blog post

Write a message to the CEOs of Australia’s “retail stragglers”

Buy One Pod reusable coffee pods

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Hosts and producers: Ash Webb and Kristen Amiet

Executive producer: Andrew ‘Bag’ Sidwell

Producer: Luke Spano

Editing and sound mixing: Alex Smith of Make Noise

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