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Naomi Klein on climate change, cooking the poor and the disgraceful Australia-Canada bond

Author Naomi Klein says it’s not necessarily that the Right doesn’t believe in climate change, it’s that they see economic advantage in drowning the poor.

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The world is cooling, Abbott’s biz adviser insists. Bunkum

Despite all evidence to the contrary, Tony Abbott’s business guru Maurice Newman is still convinced the world is cooling. Here’s some facts to add to his case.

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The Dirty Dozen: Australia’s biggest climate foes, part 2

Who are the 12 people doing the most to block action on climate change in Australia? With a new government, and Australia’s emissions stubbornly high, we name and shame the second half of our fresh Dirty Dozen …

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More science, less PR in climate change message

Crikey readers talk unemployment and why PR flacks should not be the ones selling climate change.

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More spin won’t help the climate

Crikey readers talk climate change (and how to sell it) and Abbott’s commitment to free-trade agreements.

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Put climate change on Neighbours

Crikey readers talk the difficulty of selling climate change and why we need to lay off the Labor Party.

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How to sway the sceptics

Crikey readers talk climate change — and how to sell it to a sceptical public.

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Watch your language: why the climate change case has to be personal

In his winning entry for the Gavin Mooney Memorial Essay Competition, Sydney GP Tim Senior argues at Inside Story that language has been getting in the way of action on climate change.

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It’s the end of the ALP as we know it (and Greens feel fine)

The Labor Party is under attack from both sides, writes La Trobe University professorial fellow Dennis Altman at Inside Story. Voters trust the Liberals more to manage the economy; progressives are increasingly turning to the Greens.

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Reporting both sides is not balance

Crikey readers have a lot to say about climate denialism — and our shameful media.

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A response to charges of climate denialism

Crikey readers talk privatisation and cats, and John McLean responds to Elaine McKewon

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The Big Oil-backed climate denier who hoodwinked Fairfax

Expert reviewer” John McLean wrote a climate denialist opinion piece in the Fairfax media — despite its papers vowing not to. Researcher Elaine McKewon asks: just who is John McLean, anyway?

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At home with Cory Bernardi

Crikey readers talk consular compassion (or lack thereof) and envision dinner chez Bernardi.

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Climate deniers hurting us all

Crikey readers talk John Howard’s climate change speech and Guy Rundle’s views on a mostly Left Q&A.

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Why understanding John Howard’s climate cognition is important

John Howard’s speech overnight justifying his commitment to emissions trading as a mostly political move should not serve as a moment to disparage the former PM, but to think like him.

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Crikey calling: the parliamentary preview edition

Crikey Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane and deputy editor Cathy Alexander have some controversial views on climate change and what Australia should do about it (hint: one of them says we should do nothing at all).

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Carbon pricing: what business actually said

Cast your mind back to 2007, when then-prime minister John Howard and most major business leaders agreed an emissions trading scheme or a price on carbon was the only way forward. How things have changed.

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Climate change not up for debate

Crikey readers have their say on Abbott’s control of his minister, hiding the boats and the so-called climate change “debate”.

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Dirty little secret’s out

Crikey readers weigh in on the link between Australia’s carbon emissions and our immigration policy.

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How Bill Gates is engineering the Earth to resist climate change

Brightening marine clouds to reflect more sunlight? Coating the Earth with a solar shield of sulphate particles? From the new book Earthmasters, how science — and Bill Gates — could tackle climate change.

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Australia paying a heavy price for Greens purity

The Greens’ posturing on asylum seekers and formerly on climate change has played into the hands of cynical opponents, writes John Menadue, Centre for Policy Development fellow and former Department of Immigration secretary.

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Ask the economists: how should we be compensated for a carbon tax?

How many Australians should be compensated for the carbon tax, and what’s the most effective mechanism for doing it? As the government reveals more detail on its compensation package, Crikey asked some of Australia’s leading economic minds.

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Australia’s power of climate veto

It’s one of the ironies of Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd’s push to have Australia occupy one of the temporary seats on the United Nations Security Council, that the vote may come down to how poor countries judge Australia’s performance on climate change, writes Giles Parkinson, of Climate Spectator.

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Where is the Mao, the Lenin for climate change?

Climate change is not an easy thing to argue. Scientists can’t boil it down, the rest take too much on trust. Where is the Communist Manifesto for saving the environment?

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Cold comfort on climate change

While SA and Victoria swelters with high temperatures, north-Western Europe are suffering with a cold winter snap, with the media reporting the freeze along with a discussion of how it has given heart to greenhouse denialists.

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