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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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Tips and rumours

Climate change’ banned from PM&C? … new hosts to replace Fran Kelly … Liberal shindig tonight …

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Risk? What risk? The fossil fuel industry walks both sides of the street

The IPCC report says climate change impacts are occurring now, and the risks of greater impacts need to be managed. The fossil fuel industry relies on politicians and business to ignore those risks.

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Caro’s Flotsam and Jetsam: the privileged and the bigoted

Abbott’s brought back knighthoods, which is apt given he has a very mediaeval attitude towards the climate, asylum seekers and education.

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Direct Action subsidies: wrong way, Abbott, go back

Nothing has happened since the election to challenge the view that the Coalition’s Direct Action plan for carbon reduction is vastly inferior to carbon pricing, write economists Frank Jotzo and Paul Burk at Inside Story.

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Can we solve climate change for under $1 billion?

The government’s Climate Change Authority has today released a major report which says Australia should do much more on climate change — a 19% cut in emissions by 2020. But Tony Abbott is unlikely to listen.

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Think global, act local: the role for councils in climate change

State and local governments are going it alone on climate change. Australian councils are starting to follow, write ANU researcher Dr Matthew Rimmer and climate campaigner Charlotte Wood.

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Essential: public backs Abbott’s asylum seeker ‘war’

An Essential poll has found the Coalition’s tough line on asylum seekers is popular with the public, who don’t think most are genuine refugees. And people remain fairly evenly split on whether anthropogenic climate change is real.

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Hot enough for you? A meteorological explanation of the heatwave

Bit hot, huh? So what’s going on with the weather patterns? Crikey asked our favourite meteorologist, Channel Ten presenter Magdalena Roze, to explain. You better get used to it.

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Climate sceptics crow as Fairfax starts questioning the science

Recent op-eds in Fairfax have questioned the science of climate change and the need to act on it. Is the trend here to stay — or a hiccup caused by editors being on summer holidays?

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Direct Action in Oz, but no help for Pacific islands struggling with change

The Abbott government has quietly cut funding to Pacific islands struggling with the impact of climate change. Nic Maclellan, a correspondent for Islands Business in Fiji, reports.

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‘Now it is too late’: bracing for Pacific climate displacement

The impact of climate change means it’s probably too late to save islands in the Solomons. So where will thousands of villagers go? Catherine Wilson reports on the looming displacement crisis.

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Plan B? How a green tariff could save the carbon price

Here’s a way to save the carbon price; levy a green tariff at the border, so Australian industry doesn’t suffer. Critics say that would breach international trade law, but hold on — Crikey has found that’s not necessarily the case.

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Why Abbott has got it all wrong on green energy

Tony Abbott is hinting he’ll wind back a program to support renewable energy because that energy is forcing up power prices. Read this, Tony; you’ve got your sums wrong.

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Tips and rumours

The Abbott family’s BMW association … researchers told: don’t mention climate change … Gillard speaks on girls’ education …

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Tips and rumours

Defence officers cashing in on Afghan war’s end? … new 7.30 host revealed … another education program canned …

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Dangerous rubbish: AFR letters ed lashed for contrarian climate paper

A leading oceanographer has rubbished a climate change paper co-authored by a leading Financial Review journalist, saying the paper “makes things up”.

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Among drama and compromise, UN climate talks inch forward

The UN’s annual climate talkfest has wrapped up, with some limited progress made towards a global deal on emissions in 2015. Tony Abbott faces a challenge in playing any kind of role in such a deal, with some countries ‘venemous’ towards Australia at the talks.

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T-shirt diplomacy: Australia gives offence at UN climate talks

The UN’s annual climate summit will soon wrap up, and the Australian delegation is under fire for not taking negotiations seriously, blocking progress, wearing T-shirts to officials talks, and giggling. Crikey reports from Poland.

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Australia a ‘wrecking ball’ at UN climate summit

The UN’s annual climate summit is halfway through, and Australia is acting as a wrecking ball, working against any consensus. There goes our long-held reputation as a constructive force in finding a solution to climate change …

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Trying hard to make Direct Action add up

Let’s be honest: the carbon tax has so far not reduced Australia’s carbon emissions at all. Could the Abbott government’s Direct Action policy be better after all?

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