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Follow Crikey’s latest coverage of climate change. Crikey’s climate change coverage includes independent news, blogs and commentary.


Carbon repeal: condemning our children for cheap political points

The repeal of a functioning, low-impact carbon price is an economic attack on future generations, and they will damn us for it.

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Climate sceptic HQ: undercover at Ian Plimer’s book launch

Ian Plimer’s latest book argues manmade climate change is not real and environmentalists are damaging the planet. Crikey infiltrated the book launch to see Plimer’s fans in action.

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Get Fact: how accurate is Ian Plimer’s new book?

The climate sceptics’ hero, Ian Plimer, has a new book out. Climate academic Ian McHugh fact-checks some of his claims about climate change. And did Plimer plagiarise?

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What’s the difference between Syria and the Occupied Territories?

Crikey readers have their say on carbon credits, Syria and other issues of the day

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Fairfax gets it wrong on climate

Clive Palmer has saved the carbon price, said Fairfax! Except no, he hasn’t. How did Fairfax get it so wrong?

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Inside Clive’s conversion: how the coal baron met the climate crusader

It was a bromance no one expected. Here’s the story on how Clive Palmer came to cross paths with Al Gore.

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Explainer: did Clive Palmer just save the planet?

Clive Palmer dropped a bombshell on climate policy tonight. He’s a fair bit greener — and Tony Abbott will be fuming. Crikey explains what just happened.

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iSentia index: Victorian Parliament stumbles on while Abbott stays in the limelight

The Prime Minister’s overseas trip took the attention off the budget, at least for a little while.

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Renewable energy on the table as Plibersek visits China

A partnership with China on renewable energy could have the dual benefit of showing we do want to be friends and helping set Australia’s economy up for a future beyond the quarry and the sheep’s back.

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Abbott and Harper renew a blinkered coalition of denialism

Tony Abbott’s efforts to stymie international action on climate change ignores how central climate change is becoming to economic and security issues.

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Obama coughs up the solution to coal pollution

The US President is switching the conversation on climate change over to human health. Doctors George Crisp and David Shearman say he’s on to something.

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Obama changes the conversation on climate change

Barack Obama is framing the need to act on carbon pollution as being about human health — preventing asthma, heart attacks etc. Might that work here?

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War on kids: budget just latest attack on younger Australians

The federal budget measures targeting young people are just part of a much wider policy attack on younger Australians.

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Saville’s Shout: surveillance state … terror climate … PNG art …

Australia is spying on one in 67 of its citizens, often on suspicion of involvement in terrorism. But are we ignoring the real driver of terrorism in the coming decades — climate change?

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Tips and rumours

PM’s literary awards swinging Right? … ABC salary whispers … the wrong way to launder money …

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Ian Plimer takes on the ‘totalitarian’ greens in latest book

Ian Plimer is a highly influential climate sceptic. His new book, via a Ballarat-based Catholic-aligned publisher, takes on the environmental movement. Will Tony Abbott read it?

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Tips and rumours

Climate change’ scrapped from PM&C … Melbourne Uni budget cuts … which dog looks like Clive Palmer? …

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Tips and rumours

Openings for SCG trustees … fire in the PMO … “climate change” banned at ABARES, DFAT …

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Direct Inaction: nothing much green in Hunt’s white paper

Greg Hunt’s Direct Action white paper makes a bad policy even worse by ensuring there’ll be no consequences for businesses lifting CO2 emissions. No wonder it came out on the eve of a holiday …

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Who shares the burden in Hockey’s morality play?

Joe Hockey says the burden of repairing the budget will be shared by everyone. His government’s decisions suggest that’s not the case.

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The Dirty Dozen: Australia’s biggest climate foes, part 1

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

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IPCC puts more heat on Abbott’s anti-science climate policies

The IPCC says action on climate change is urgent but affordable. The Abbott government says it will “wait and see”, all the while dismantling the mechanisms that could achieve higher targets.

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Essential: over-55s climate deniers, everyone hates Direct Action

Climate denialism is very closely linked to age, new polling from Essential Research finds. But support for the federal government’s “Direct Action” plan is minimal across the board.

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From the brains behind Rhonda and Kevin07, how to sell climate change

Many Australians do not believe the scientists on climate change. We’ve asked some of the country’s brightest advertising brains how to sell the message to a sceptical public.

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A tough sell: can these spinners change your mind on climate change?

Australians just aren’t convinced on climate change. So we commissioned some spinners — who are not necessarily greenies themselves — to sell the message on global warming.

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