Good morning, early birds. Australia has simultaneously recorded its hottest ever summer and highest levels of carbon emissions, and a UN body finds that Israel may have committed war crimes in its response to 2018 protests. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Crikey readers discuss Scott Morrison's climate policy, and the George Pell guilty verdict.
The Emissions Reduction Fund was used by Tony Abbott as a scam to channel pork to Coalition supporters while pretending it would address climate change. Now Scott Morrison faces the same problem, so he's doing the same thing.
The Coalition couldn't let the year tick over without one last, glaring sign that they've abandoned their climate responsibility.
By itself, Queensland’s proposed Adani coal mine would result in 5 billion tonnes of carbon-dioxide greenhouse gas emissions. Clearly, Adani is a "carbon-bomb".
Malcolm Turnbull is almost certainly going to lose the next election, thanks to Tony Abbott's constant sniping and undermining. So he might as well go down fighting -- and what better cause than saving the Earth?
Pumping out more and more carbon emissions has never been easier than under Greg Hunt's pointless "safeguard" mechanism.
And Bill Shorten, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the carbon tax and wind farms had been thrown. They will be tormented forever, writes economist and prophet Tom Westland.
Conservative columnists and politicians are in lockstep on Direct Action. They're also wrong, writes Canberra economist Tom Westland.