WOMADelaide 2016

The music may have been and gone, but the memories come flooding back when I look over the photos from a wonderful weekend of WOMADelaide in 2016.

Here’s how I experience WOMAD each year, what does yours look like?

  • I plan out one or two must-see acts a day.
  • Make sure I set aside ample time for food breaks – tasting the wonderful flavours of the world in the botanic gardens is almost as good as the music.
  • Always check the smaller stages – they tend to have more experimental acts (that I love).
  • Walk and talk a lot with strangers – some of the best hints for coming days have come from passionate strangers.
  • Lay in the grass as often as possible.

Enjoy the photos.
Simon.

See all of the photos I took at WOMADelaide 2016 and download them in full resolution from our Flickr album.

Finkel and the Australian climate deadlock: still not heading towards zero emissions

In their submission to the Finkel Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market, the Climate Council made it clear that a rapid transition to net zero emissions is the priority:

To protect Australians from worsening climate impacts (eg more destructive storms, intense heatwaves and worsening bushfire conditions) and in line with our Paris Agreement commitments and carbon budget constraints, Australia needs pathways to transition as rapidly as possible away from coal, oil and gas to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

But the Finkel review has little to say about our Paris Agreement commitments. Instead it focuses on ensuring a reliable electricity grid and reducing the price of electricity.

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