Morning all,

Here’s today’s headlines:

News

  • Bushfire lessons available to act on ahead of royal commission, experts say (ABC)
  • Head of Liberal National Club who mobbed drag queens reading to kids dies (ABC)
  • Australia bushfires: Before-and-after photos show extent of devastation (New Daily)
  • ‘Double-Edged Sword’: Bureau Warns Of Risk In Rain Forecast (Ten)
  • Scott Morrison ‘should tell Donald Trump to do more on climate change’: Hanson-Young (Sky News)
  • A billion animals: the Australian species most at risk from the bushfire crisis (The Guardian)
  • Opinion

  • Even as an air pollution expert, these months of bushfire smoke have been a shock | Nancy Cushing for the Conversation (The Guardian)
  • Political assassinations were once unthinkable. Why the US killing of Soleimani sets a worrying precedent (The Conversation)
  • Morrison’s approval ratings crash over bushfires in first 2020 Newspoll; Sanders has narrow Iowa lead (The Conversation)
  • Taking action on climate is hard. Here are five questions to help Australia seize this moment | Nicky Ison (The Guardian)
  • Bushfires won’t change climate policy overnight. But Morrison can shift the Coalition without losing face (The Conversation)
  • Time’s up for the 9-to-5 — a six-hour working day is the future (ABC)
  • Business

  • Australian businesses affected by bushfires to push for wider government support (The Guardian)
  • Australian building codes don’t expect houses to be fire-proof – and that’s by design (The Conversation)
  • Wall Street hits fresh record on trade optimism, Tesla soars (SMH)
  • ‘Just buy the paper’: Tourists urged to return to bushfire towns to support businesses (ABC)
  • Adani coalmine: Siemens CEO has ‘empathy’ for environment but refuses to quit contract (The Guardian)
  • Uninsured as the bushfires swept through, Rob now has to start again (ABC)
  • World

  • US politics can be a lot. Here are just the key dates you should pay attention to this year (ABC)
  • Queen Elizabeth backs Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s part-time plans (Deutsche Welle)
  • Macron meets with African leaders to boost fight against jihadists in Sahel (France 24)
  • Trump tweets for ‘outright dismissal’ of impeachment charges (ABC)
  • ‘Never let a good crisis go to waste’: this is how Iran will take advantage of erratic US policy (ABC)
  • Trump: ‘Doesn’t really matter’ if Soleimani posed imminent threat (Al Jazeera English)
  • Climate

  • Coal! Coal! Coal! for Australia, as bushfires and denial greet Olympic year (Renew Economy)
  • Reuters: U.S. coal plant closures topped 15GW in 2019 (IEEFA)
  • This one chart shows how temperatures have soared in Australia in the past century (ABC)
  • Some say we’ve seen bushfires worse than this before. But they’re ignoring a few key facts (The Conversation)
  • Vanguard refuses to sign up to climate crisis commitment (The Guardian)
  • Cumulative small-scale rooftop solar installations top 10GW level in Australia (IEEFA)
  • Sport

  • Louis Rees-Zammit signs up to new long-term contract for Gloucester (The Guardian)
  • Early plans on the line on big day for Scone stables (SMH)
  • Lamine Diack: Former athletics chief’s trial delayed until June (BBC Sport)
  • Injury casts doubt on Alex de Minaur’s Australian Open campaign (The Guardian)
  • Australia can recall good memories on return to India (Cricinfo)
  • India wary as evolved Starc braces for first ODI in country since debut (Cricinfo)
  • Further reading

  • Tell Me Why review: Archie Roach’s pain is the pain of all of us (The Conversation)
  • La Pelona: The Hispanic-American Flapper (Jstor)
  • Why geoengineering may narrow global economic inequality (MIT Tech Review)
  • The big push (Aeon)
  • The Fatberg at the Michigan Science Center in Detroit, Michigan (Atlas Obscura)
  • Margaret Corbin’s Grave in West Point, New York (Atlas Obscura)

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