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For sale: waterfront property. Expected lifespan: maybe 50 years.

Jason Murphy June 9, 2016 5 Comments

Climate change and related flooding is not a surprise. Should we be paying for rich people to build new pools?

Between the devil and the deep blue sea: NZ’s ocean is key to its survival

Between the devil and the deep blue sea: NZ’s ocean is key to its survival

Crikey January 30, 2014 1 Comment

New Zealand is in big trouble, but it does not have to be. Kiwi columnist and broadcaster Rod Oram writes in GriffithREVIEW that the keys to New Zealand's salvation lie just outside its land, with a vast ocean of possibility.

Direct Action in Oz, but no help for Pacific islands struggling with change

Direct Action in Oz, but no help for Pacific islands struggling with change

Crikey January 9, 2014 4 Comments

The Abbott government has quietly cut funding to Pacific islands struggling with the impact of climate change. Nic Maclellan, a correspondent for Islands Business in Fiji, reports.

‘Now it is too late’: bracing for Pacific climate displacement

‘Now it is too late’: bracing for Pacific climate displacement

Crikey January 8, 2014 12 Comments

The impact of climate change means it's probably too late to save islands in the Solomons. So where will thousands of villagers go? Catherine Wilson reports on the looming displacement crisis.

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Richard Farmer June 26, 2013

Can we kiss the Gold Coast goodbye? Plus other political views noted along the way.

<em>The Australian</em> corrects the record on climate change

The Australian corrects the record on climate change

Cathy Alexander January 17, 2013 11 Comments

The national broadsheet has issued a correction for a recent story which claimed rising sea levels were "not linked to warming". Read what was in the story, and what was wrong with it, here.

What you won’t read in The Australian on climate change

Cathy Alexander January 16, 2013 28 Comments

The Australian has backed down from its claim that sea rise is "not linked to warming" -- but to get the full story on the scientific paper at the heart of the controversy, read on ...

Ray Hadley v Tim Flannery … and ‘David’ the neighbour

Crikey November 24, 2011 26 Comments

High-rating 2GB presenter Ray Hadley has unloaded again on Crikey and Tim Flannery over an allegation he hatched a plot with one of his neighbours to expose him as a climate change hypocrite.

Hadley v Flannery: who’s telling the truth?

Jason Whittaker November 23, 2011 60 Comments

Ray Hadley blasted Tim Flannery and Crikey over claims the 2GB host arranged a call to his program that sparked a flurry of criticism over his waterfront property. But Flannery is standing by his story.

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.