Last week's IPCC report was uniquely depressing, but it was also a wake-up call. There are many ways Australia can turn this all around.
Some political parties are simply unfit to govern. The federal Liberals' refusal to address climate change disqualifies them from the being serious policymakers.
It's time for a Reserve Bank-style independent body on climate change that reflects our longstanding belief that some issues are too important to be left to politicians.
The IPCC report says we need to get out of coal by 2040. It's a stark proposition for the political class, but can we do it? Absolutely.
While the Coalition government has many climate denialists in its ranks, fossil fuel companies can also wield systemic power to make sure the political system works in their interests, not the community's.
The Department of Environment and Energy quietly released a concerning report while everyone was preoccupied with AFL and NRL. This marks Australia’s 15th quarter of consecutive increased annual emissions.
The science behind attribution has become increasingly sophisticated over the past decade and, with increasingly stark data, relatively clear cut.
The Morrison government now officially has no climate policy, which makes it even worse than the Abbott government in a crucial policy area.
Let’s indulge in a flight of imagination for a moment. Could we change the fundamental shape of government so climate change et al are not ignored?