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Australia can't afford another decade of climate inaction

Australia can't afford another decade of climate inaction

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.

A government refusing to act on climate change is a government not fit to lead

A government refusing to act on climate change is a government not fit to lead

Some political parties are simply unfit to govern. The federal Liberals' refusal to address climate change disqualifies them from the being serious policymakers.

Our democracy has failed — time for an independent climate action body

Our democracy has failed — time for an independent climate action body

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.

Can Australia kick its coal habit by 2040?

Can Australia kick its coal habit by 2040?

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.

Australian politics isn't fit for purpose in a burning world

Australian politics isn't fit for purpose in a burning world

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.

Taking out the trash: government hides shocking emissions figures

Taking out the trash: government hides shocking emissions figures

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.

Can we attribute a specific drought to climate change?

Can we attribute a specific drought to climate change?

The science behind attribution has become increasingly sophisticated over the past decade and, with increasingly stark data, relatively clear cut.

Morrison now officially worse than Abbott on climate change

Morrison now officially worse than Abbott on climate change

The Morrison government now officially has no climate policy, which makes it even worse than the Abbott government in a crucial policy area.

A (possibly bananas) idea for how to stop governments from robbing the future

A (possibly bananas) idea for how to stop governments from robbing the future

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?

A beginner's guide to growing tomatoes while the world burns

A beginner's guide to growing tomatoes while the world burns

Anyone with a balcony or a small space exposed to all-day sun can grow a flipping tomato. Here's how!