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Carbon tax a growth thing in Canada

Carbon tax a growth thing in Canada

Richard Farmer September 20, 2012 1 Comment

A new report on the impact of the carbon tax introduced in the Canadian state of British Columbia four years ago shows the state's GDP has grown faster than the rest of the nation that doesn't have one.

Once climbed, you never draw a Blanc and forget

Ben Sandilands July 13, 2012 5 Comments

The Mont Blanc massif is a vast glacier-draped beast that no one who has climbed on it will ever forget.

Risky business in planning for rising sea levels

Risky business in planning for rising sea levels

Crikey June 8, 2011 16 Comments

New government reports found a "worst-case scenario sea level rise of 1.1 metres" within 90 years would have a devastating impact, with as much as $266 billion worth of potential damage, writes David Spratt, climate change analyst and author of Climate Code Red.

Global warming above 2° so far mitigated by accidental geo-engineering

Global warming above 2° so far mitigated by accidental geo-engineering

Crikey June 6, 2011 6 Comments

According to NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Science climate reports, global warming is already committed to a rise above two degrees, writes Dr Andrew Glikson, Earth and paleoclimate science, Australian National University

A hot pink climate no laughing matter

A hot pink climate no laughing matter

Crikey April 13, 2011 6 Comments

Do climate scientists have a sense of humour, asks author David Spratt?

Warning from the past: 21st century climate trends, tipping points

Warning from the past: 21st century climate trends, tipping points

Crikey April 5, 2011 9 Comments

The current rate of greenhouse gas rise is unprecedented in Earth history, excepting global volcanic events and asteroid impacts, writes Dr Andrew Glikson, Earth and paleo-climate scientist at the ANU.

Labor needs to act to avoid a hiding

Labor needs to act to avoid a hiding

Richard Farmer March 1, 2011 3 Comments

Labor is in for a real public opinion hiding if the global warming debate continues to be about nothing more than who is going to pay how much more for what.

NASA climate chief: Labor’s targets a ‘recipe for disaster’

NASA climate chief: Labor’s targets a ‘recipe for disaster’

Crikey January 27, 2011 28 Comments

NASA climate expert James Hansen says that the Australian government goals of limiting human-made warming to 2 degrees and CO2 to 450 ppm are prescriptions for disaster, writes author David Spratt

Emergency response needed for more than floods

Emergency response needed for more than floods

Crikey January 19, 2011 15 Comments

We need to leave Mother Nature alone, and stop loading the atmosphere with carbon emissions, so that more extreme climate events do not tumble down upon us with increasing frequency, writes David Spratt, co-author of the book Climate Code Red.

Mental health on the agenda? Not likely

Mental health on the agenda? Not likely

Richard Farmer July 19, 2010 1 Comment

A survey of the mental health of young people shows that one in four Australians aged 16–24 years had a mental disorder in 2007. Plus, the changing glacier and other political snippets.