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.
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.
September 1, 2017 6
War crimes, anyone? ... Tony Abbott to address global warming 'sceptic' forum ... bankers fight back ...
July 19, 2016 9
The further burning of vast carbon reserves is an attack on the human species, writes scientist Dr Andrew Glickson.
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.
December 8, 2015 8
We need a strong agreement and we need it yesterday, writes deputy CEO of The Climate Institute Erwin Jackson.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 9, 2014 4
Crikey readers talk climate change (and how to sell it) and Abbott's commitment to free-trade agreements.
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?
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.
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.
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.
July 25, 2013 2
Richard Farmer reflects on how governments centralise and decentralise forever. Plus other political views noted along the way.
July 24, 2013 1
The asylum seeker debate is blown way out of proportion in Australia. Plus other political snippets noted along the way.
July 16, 2013
Crikey readers have their say on climate experts, the Chinese economy and Kevin Rudd's class warfare.