Topic archives: climate change debate

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

September 24, 2015 4

Is Hockey going to be named ambassador to Japan? ... will Cory leave the Libs? ... BOM under threat ...

What Malcolm needs to do now on climate change

September 18, 2015 6

With a PM who believes in climate change, it's time for Australia to finally cut our carbon emissions, writes John Connor, CEO of The Climate Institute.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

September 7, 2015 3

Dibber dobbers in government ... ruff justice ... Brandis on the town ...

Rundle: the right are finally abandoning their nutty sceptic stance

Rundle: the right are finally abandoning their nutty sceptic stance

September 3, 2015 28

Conservatives are finally departing their "climate sceptic" policies, because you can't hold out against science forever.

Mind control, psychosurgery and murder: the bizarre antecedents of climate study given to PM’s office

August 24, 2015 4

The Climate Study Group is using some pretty weird characters to back up its climate denial agenda ...

Church lets loose at its least favourite Abbott

Church lets loose at its least favourite Abbott

July 27, 2015 4

The Jesuit head of the Asia-Pacific region has slammed Tony Abbott's refugee policy, and the big man himself has taken a position very contrary to Abbott's on the environment.

Alan Jones gets slapped down for climate lies

Alan Jones gets slapped down for climate lies

July 10, 2015 15

The Daily Mail got its maths wrong in a climate story, and even The Australian admitted it. But undeterred, Alan Jones repeated the falsehood after the Oz apologised.

Letting kids get raped on Nauru will not, in fact, help solve climate change

Letting kids get raped on Nauru will not, in fact, help solve climate change

July 9, 2015 8

Things that used to be considered political poison, such as same-sex marriage, are now mainstream party policies. Only through the actions of activists will the progressive agenda become mainstream.

Climate talks in Bonn a warm-up act for Paris

June 4, 2015 6

Is Australia really committed to a sustainable emissions reduction target? That is what everyone will want to know at tonight's climate talks, writes Erwin Jackson, deputy CEO of The Climate Institute.

Secret lobbying is pervasive and insidious

Secret lobbying is pervasive and insidious

May 14, 2015 7

To re-establish integrity in government departments, we must first deal with the problem of vested-interests lobbying, writes former senior public servant and diplomat John Menadue.

Why the right hates universities so much

May 11, 2015 10

The Bjorn Lomborg fiasco is symptomatic of an all-out war being waged by the right on the intelligentsia since the '60s.

Naomi Klein on climate change, cooking the poor and the disgraceful Australia-Canada bond

Naomi Klein on climate change, cooking the poor and the disgraceful Australia-Canada bond

December 5, 2014 42

Author Naomi Klein says it's not necessarily that the Right doesn't believe in climate change, it's that they see economic advantage in drowning the poor.

The world is cooling, Abbott’s biz adviser insists. Bunkum

The world is cooling, Abbott’s biz adviser insists. Bunkum

April 24, 2014 20

Despite all evidence to the contrary, Tony Abbott's business guru Maurice Newman is still convinced the world is cooling. Here's some facts to add to his case.

The Dirty Dozen: Australia’s biggest climate foes, part 2

The Dirty Dozen: Australia’s biggest climate foes, part 2

April 16, 2014 14

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

More science, less PR in climate change message

April 14, 2014 2

Crikey readers talk unemployment and why PR flacks should not be the ones selling climate change.

More spin won’t help the climate

April 9, 2014 4

Crikey readers talk climate change (and how to sell it) and Abbott's commitment to free-trade agreements.

Put climate change on Neighbours

April 8, 2014 1

Crikey readers talk the difficulty of selling climate change and why we need to lay off the Labor Party.

How to sway the sceptics

April 7, 2014 1

Crikey readers talk climate change -- and how to sell it to a sceptical public.

Watch your language: why the climate change case has to be personal

Watch your language: why the climate change case has to be personal

February 25, 2014 27

In his winning entry for the Gavin Mooney Memorial Essay Competition, Sydney GP Tim Senior argues at Inside Story that language has been getting in the way of action on climate change.

It’s the end of the ALP as we know it (and Greens feel fine)

It’s the end of the ALP as we know it (and Greens feel fine)

February 21, 2014 25

The Labor Party is under attack from both sides, writes La Trobe University professorial fellow Dennis Altman at Inside Story. Voters trust the Liberals more to manage the economy; progressives are increasingly turning to the Greens.