Topic archives: global warming

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.

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.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

September 1, 2017 6

War crimes, anyone? ... Tony Abbott to address global warming 'sceptic' forum ... bankers fight back ...

Three minutes to midnight and our politics ignores the climate threat

Three minutes to midnight and our politics ignores the climate threat

July 19, 2016 9

The further burning of vast carbon reserves is an attack on the human species, writes scientist Dr Andrew Glickson.

Lake flaccid: Hazelwood’s ‘final solution’ a wet hot mess

December 14, 2015 6

Open-cut mines turned into beautiful lakes, what could be wrong with that? Freelance writer Tom Doig is sure the citizens of the valley 500 years in the future will enjoy them.

Memo to Paris climate delegates: compromise now or world is fukt

December 8, 2015 8

We need a strong agreement and we need it yesterday, writes deputy CEO of The Climate Institute Erwin Jackson.

The winners and losers of Abbott’s energy white paper (SPOILER: Tony likes coal)

The winners and losers of Abbott’s energy white paper (SPOILER: Tony likes coal)

April 8, 2015 12

In many ways, the Coalition's energy white paper is a predictable piece of backward-looking falsehoods. But it does make some surprising concessions to a future of renewable energy.

Which political party will make you healthier?

Which political party will make you healthier?

February 20, 2015

If we want to improve health, we need to vote for parties that commit to focused policies over the long term, writesTim Senior, GP and a senior lecturer in indigenous health at the University of Western Sydney.

Mixed result from Lima, with Paris talks murky

December 16, 2014 4

There were no binding commitments out of the Lima climate summit, to the dismay of many. But it is a small step on the path to the larger climate talks in Paris next year, writes University of Melbourne's Chair of Political Science Discipline Professor Robyn Eckersley.

Little progress in Lima, inside or outside the barricades

Little progress in Lima, inside or outside the barricades

December 11, 2014 1

Delegates gather in a well-off district to spend hours parsing language on climate change agreements, while protesters outside shout slogans. Neither side is accomplishing much, writes journalist Marcus Priest in Lima.

Surprise, the Oz wrong on global warming (again)

Surprise, the Oz wrong on global warming (again)

October 3, 2014 16

The recent argument that the 2-degree limit cannot be translated into emission goals and budgets is unconvincing and demonstrates a deep ignorance of modern scientific developments, write climate scientists Bill Hare, Michiel Schaeffer and Carl-Friedrich Schleussner.

Caro’s Flotsam and Jetsam: ugly little liars edition

Caro’s Flotsam and Jetsam: ugly little liars edition

May 21, 2014 10

Surprise! The budget is not only cruel and horrific, it's worse than you'd thought. The Coalition has broken so very many of its election promises, just to stick the boot into the poor, sick and old.

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.

Trying hard to make Direct Action add up

Trying hard to make Direct Action add up

November 14, 2013 16

Let's be honest: the carbon tax has so far not reduced Australia's carbon emissions at all. Could the Abbott government's Direct Action policy be better after all?

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

October 25, 2013 1

Climate Action Tracker [has] concluded that against a background of stalled climate talks, current analyses of climate policies show that governments are less likely than ever to deliver on the Copenhagen pledges, let alone keep global warming below 2°C.

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

October 23, 2013 6

The Coalition is getting a taste of its own medicine as Labor MPs consider Joe Hockey's attempt to raise the borrowing limit. Plus other political snippets noted along the way.

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

September 16, 2013

Public servants are sleeping with one eye open as they wait for the axe to fall on their jobs. Plus other political snippets of the day.

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

July 25, 2013 2

Richard Farmer reflects on how governments centralise and decentralise forever. Plus other political views noted along the way.

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

July 24, 2013 1

The asylum seeker debate is blown way out of proportion in Australia. Plus other political snippets noted along the way.

What does it take to be a Sydney Institute expert?

July 16, 2013

Crikey readers have their say on climate experts, the Chinese economy and Kevin Rudd's class warfare.