Topic archives: climate change

What does each state want from the NEG?

April 20, 2018

The Council of Australian Governments meets today to have their say on the NEG, and not every state and territory is going in with a smile.

While we obsess over scandal, what’s happening on policy?

March 1, 2018 13

While the governing class examines its own navel for scandal, what's happening on the most important policy issues?

How poems from the Pacific Islands are fronting the fight for climate justice

February 14, 2018 4

Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner explains how climate change is devastating her home, the Marshall Islands.

The political cost of climate flip-flopping for fickle pollies

February 14, 2018 3

Malcolm Turnbull's position on climate change has undergone a remarkable range of gyrations. The same is true of Queensland Labor. Such flip-flopping always comes at a price.

Crikey’s pocket guide to lesser known alternative energy sources: part I

February 5, 2018 11

We're all familiar with the state of solar and hydro, but the energy sector in Australia is bustling with other options. We take a gander at some of these.

Pollyannas peddling optimistic nonsense, now in The Age

January 31, 2018 15

Why do conservatives like Tom Switzer hold on to their Pollyanna view of the future of the world?

Crikey Worm: secret dual citizens put on notice

November 7, 2017

Good morning, early birds. The Prime Minister has finally moved to put an end to the dual citizenship scandal undermining his government, and 2017 now tipped to be the third hottest year on record. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Salmon giant Tassal needs to admit it’s losing the war on climate change

October 24, 2017 13

Tasmanian salmon farming giant Tassal has been beleaguered by falling domestic prices and environmental negligence. What can the giant do to mend its ways?

Rundle: Howard and Abbott are delusional, self-indulgent, climate-denying throwbacks

October 12, 2017 72

When you imagine the level of rage that Tony Abbott must be living with, the "climate change is good" speech makes perfect sense.

Tony Abbott’s 17 different core climate change beliefs

October 11, 2017 34

Keeping track of Tony Abbott's views on climate change can be a tough task. So we've assembled the most comprehensive list of climate positions since the days of Julius Caesar and Jesus of Nazareth.

Climate change could be making in-flight turbulence a whole lot worse

October 10, 2017

Increasing air temperatures, attributable to climate change, mean more violent and harmful air turbulence, a new report has found.

Ghost of Abbott haunts Clean Energy Target retreat

October 10, 2017 25

The government is banking on using energy policy to differentiate itself from Labor -- but Tony Abbott continues to complicate the issue.

Crikey Worm: Abbott believes in climate change, says it’s probably good though

October 10, 2017

Erstwhile prime minister and globetrotting guest lecturer Tony Abbott has extolled the benefits of climate change at a gathering of "climate sceptics". Plus, the government has admitted a national security contractor was hacked last year. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Yale Diary: fighting climate change in the elite liberal bubble

October 4, 2017 3

Blind, abiding faith in the American system is well and truly alive in some circles writes Emma Shortis in this new regular column: Yale Diary.

‘Clean coal’ is a lie straight out of the Orwellian playbook

September 18, 2017 11

Despite the dire warning of climate scientists, underpinned by the current spate of extreme weather events around the world, the government appears to be bent on promoting coal-fired power generation, writes Earth and Paleo-climate scientist Andrew Glikson.

Don’t mention the climate: what’s missing from Houston floods reporting

Don’t mention the climate: what’s missing from Houston floods reporting

September 4, 2017 4

Media reports like the phrase "once in 50 years" to describe catastrophic weather events. But as earth and paleoclimate scientistDr Andrew Glikson writes, those events are no longer rare. And we know why.

News Corp’s leading tinfoiler hot for alleged BOM climate conspiracy

News Corp’s leading tinfoiler hot for alleged BOM climate conspiracy

August 2, 2017 14

The usual storm in a tinfoil hat.

How denialists Kenny and Bolt royally screwed up reporting of climate paper

How denialists Kenny and Bolt royally screwed up reporting of climate paper

July 11, 2017 9

Wrong again, fellas. Master's student in sustainability Tom Allen helps Andrew Bolt and Chris Kenny understand basic climate science.

How Trump destroyed America’s claims to ‘exceptionalism’

June 19, 2017 14

For the first time in a long time, we are seeing an unexceptional nation that failed to show leadership when leadership was needed most, writes freelance journalist Bernadette Anvia.

Energy policy now a denialist shitshow

June 14, 2017 33

Coming soon, from the people who gave you massive power price rises -- still more increases. Energy policy is being hijacked by climate denialists who feign concern about households but are engaged in a culture war.