March 6, 2013
Crikey readers have their say on the issues of the day.
October 9, 2012
The environmental future isn't a major debate topic during US presidential elections. But perhaps it should be.
August 10, 2012
London has put on the greenest Games ever -- but problems remain with waste, buses, and journalists leaving the lights on, writes Shaun McCarthy, chair of the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012.
April 27, 2012
I've been watching and waiting for the first Prime Ministerial leadership challenge story of autumn and nearly found it this morning
February 29, 2012 1
writes Tristan Edis
February 14, 2012 2
The United Nations has highlighted the depletion of the world’s precious soil resources as one of the world’s biggest environmental challenges, and says that boosting soil carbon will play a critical role in slowing and halting the growth in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The issue of soil erosion, its potential impacts on underground aquifers, […]
December 5, 2011 17
A collection of sobering take home points from a consortium of climate scientists and economists from around the world -- the Global Carbon Project -- and their findings for 2010, published today in the journal Nature Climate Change.
October 11, 2011 1
The concept of irony just doesn't do justice to the twists, turns, deceit and rank hypocrisy that has accompanied the long, slow road to the introduction of a price on carbon in Australia, writes Dr Richard Denniss, executive director of Canberra-based think tank The Australia Institute.
August 17, 2011 14
It’s curious to see how left-wing and right-wing politics have fallen on either side of the clean tech divide, particularly in the US and Australia, writes Giles Parkinson.
July 19, 2011
Millions of Australians have been listening to, and reading, the predictions of political pundits, economic forecasters, broking firm analysts, experts and others about what might happen in politics and the world.
June 16, 2011 2
The way in which the CPRS set both a cap above which emissions could not rise and a floor below which emissions could not fall was widely debated, if not widely understood, during 2009 and 2010. But those lessons need to be learnt again, writes Dr Richard Denniss.
June 6, 2011 6
According to NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Science climate reports, global warming is already committed to a rise above two degrees, writes Dr Andrew Glikson, Earth and paleoclimate science, Australian National University
May 19, 2011
The United Kingdom is set to become a world leader on clean energy and climate policy, after announcing an ambitious plan to halve carbon emissions by 2025, reports Amber Jamieson.
April 19, 2011 22
New greenhouse data shows that even with the GFC and some one-off factors holding down emissions, Australia will miss its 5% carbon reduction target by 2020.
April 19, 2011 44
There's a bizarre disconnection between the climate change debate in Australia and reality, with Australia's emissions continuing to grow.
April 13, 2011 6
Do climate scientists have a sense of humour, asks author David Spratt?
April 12, 2011
Our politicians have been labouring under beliefs born under a credo of Western pre-eminence, and cheap oil and cheap debt, that has helped fashion our policies towards climate change, writes Giles Parkinson of Climate Spectator.
February 15, 2011 13
The first three instalments of Professor Ross Garnaut’s update to his Climate Change Review have been a welcome boost to the government’s ability to press its case for a carbon price, writes Giles Parkinson, of Climate Spectator.
December 1, 2010
As day three of the UN climate talks in Cancun, Mexico kicks off, Anna Rose takes a stroll through a community garden in Syria, looking at local initiatives for global problems. Yet Australia lags behind with the false "the world isn’t acting, Australia shouldn’t lead" climate change line.
November 30, 2010 27
A lead veil is shielding commentators from the extent of international action on pollution and climate change, writes John Connor, CEO The Climate Institute.