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Climate policy: when adults squib it, youth should take direct action

Climate policy: when adults squib it, youth should take direct action

In the absence of action on climate change from our political class, young people are entitled to wonder whether 'direct action' of their own can end the rip-off being perpetrated on them and on future generations.

Direct Action a gross waste, and Abbott’s right to cap its funding

Direct Action a gross waste, and Abbott’s right to cap its funding

Tony Abbott is right to cap his worthless Direct Action plan on carbon emissions. If only he'd go further and dump it altogether, writes our man in Canberra.

Coalition cuts to existing programs will hurt ‘direct action’

Coalition cuts to existing programs will hurt ‘direct action’

Even where the Coalition has not explicitly sought to scare away financiers, the ambiguity of its policy position is leading to an investment strike. It's the great contradiction in its policy.

What if Nick Xenophon decides our carbon future?

What if Nick Xenophon decides our carbon future?

If Nick Xenophon holds the balance of power in the Senate after the election, climate change policy will get very interesting. Here's one possible scenario -- which sees an ETS return, but in a different form.

Gambling on a great story

Gambling on a great story

Crikey readers vent their spleens on the gambling industry and Bernard Keane's fantasy budget.

Curbing population to cut emissions lazy and damaging

Curbing population to cut emissions lazy and damaging

Curbing population growth will reduce Australia's greenhouse emissions but at a profound economic cost -- and it won't decarbonise our emissions-intensive economy. There's a more viable solution.

Want to save the planet? Don’t have any children

Want to save the planet? Don’t have any children

Having child increases your carbon emissions by a factor of about six throughout your lifetime, and no amount of cycling, turning off lights or veganism will offset it. Can having children be environmentally sustainable?

Dirty little secret’s out

Dirty little secret’s out

Crikey readers weigh in on the link between Australia's carbon emissions and our immigration policy.

The Power Index: carbon cutters, Tim Flannery at #6

The Power Index: carbon cutters, Tim Flannery at #6

Plain-spoken and sometimes optimistic, Tim Flannery is trying to teach Australia about climate change -- and its solutions. For all his accolades, though, some scientists don't want him in their club, writes Crikey intern Michelle Slater.

Climate debate: solar power is just a ‘toy’

Climate debate: solar power is just a ‘toy’

Crikey readers vent their spleens on the issues of the day.