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Temperature’s rising: acid rain of govt intervention leaves BOM high and dry

Temperature’s rising: acid rain of govt intervention leaves BOM high and dry

Morale at the Bureau of Meteorology is at rock bottom, amid veiled pressure from the Abbott government, write Crikey reporter Sally Whyte and Crikey editor Marni Cordell.

Real pro-business advocates act on climate change — just ask Maggie

Real pro-business advocates act on climate change — just ask Maggie

A company board that ignores a clear and present danger to its business is negligent -- and climate change is that clear and present danger, writes Dr Geoff Edwards, president of the Royal Society of Queensland.

The two words in climate talks that could change everything

The two words in climate talks that could change everything

Who knew two little words could make such a difference? Lawyer and freelance journalist Marcus Priest reports from Lima on the little words that could have a big impact on climate talks henceforth.

Energy policy not worth the (green) paper it’s written on

Energy policy not worth the (green) paper it’s written on

The Australian government has its head firmly buried in the sand on climate action, but state governments and private companies are stepping in.

Australian action on climate change? Fuhgeddaboudit

Australian action on climate change? Fuhgeddaboudit

Many countries displayed real leadership at the UN climate summit in New York this week. Guess which First World nation was not among them ... John Connor, CEO of the Climate Institute, reports from New York.

Screw consultation, let’s just ban stuff: how to really fight climate change

Screw consultation, let’s just ban stuff: how to really fight climate change

We've tried giving business lobbyists and spinmeisters the chance to voice their concerns over environmental regulation. That didn't work. It's time to play hardball -- and businesses will gratefully fall in line.

Obama changes the conversation on climate change

Obama changes the conversation on climate change

Barack Obama is framing the need to act on carbon pollution as being about human health -- preventing asthma, heart attacks etc. Might that work here?

How to sway the sceptics

How to sway the sceptics

Crikey readers talk climate change -- and how to sell it to a sceptical public.

On the ‘front lines’: what is Indonesia doing to fight climate change?

On the ‘front lines’: what is Indonesia doing to fight climate change?

US Secretary of State John Kerry made an extraordinary speech calling for Indonesia to address climate change or risk losing everything. Crikey intern Luca Zuccaro looks into what the archipelago is doing to protect itself from catastrophe.

Watch your language: why the climate change case has to be personal

Watch your language: why the climate change case has to be personal

In his winning entry for the Gavin Mooney Memorial Essay Competition, Sydney GP Tim Senior argues at Inside Story that language has been getting in the way of action on climate change.