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Three minutes to midnight and our politics ignores the climate threat

Three minutes to midnight and our politics ignores the climate threat

Dr Andrew GlicksonJul 19, 20169 Comments

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

Lake flaccid: Hazelwood's 'final solution' a wet hot mess

CrikeyDec 14, 20156 Comments

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

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

Erwin JacksonDec 8, 20158 Comments

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)

Giles ParkinsonApr 8, 201512 Comments

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?

Tim SeniorFeb 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

CrikeyDec 16, 20144 Comments

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

Marcus PriestDec 11, 20141 Comment

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)

Bill Hare, Michiel Schaeffer and Carl-Friedrich SchleussnerOct 3, 201416 Comments

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

Jane CaroMay 21, 201410 Comments

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

CrikeyApr 9, 20144 Comments

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