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Is this the new normal?

Is this the new normal?

Extinction Rebellion has faced a calculated overreaction from right-wing media and the Coalition. Is that co-opting our supposedly apolitical police forces?

Extinction Rebellion has media frothing at the mouth

Extinction Rebellion has media frothing at the mouth

It's not just Kerri-Anne. The Australian media has had an overtly hostile response to the climate activists.

UN urges greatly increased climate action

UN urges greatly increased climate action

Good morning, early birds. The UN has urged nations to triple emissions-reduction targets in order to halt the runaway climate crisis, and the government announces plans to settle refugees in regional areas to ease pressure on cities. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Students, workers mobilise for global climate strike

Students, workers mobilise for global climate strike

Good morning, early birds. Students and workers are set to strike in a day of global mass climate mobilisation, and Scott MorrisonĀ prepares to appeal to Donald Trump for fuel access. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

How climate denialists and fence-sitters are dealing with the country being on fire

How climate denialists and fence-sitters are dealing with the country being on fire

With large parts of Queensland and New South Wales facing unprecedented bushfires, the climate 'sceptics' are playing a now familiar tune.

The Coalition doesn’t speak for Australia

The Coalition doesn’t speak for Australia

Crikey readers on climate change, political polling and Kerry Stokes' Seven.

Call the climate crisis whatever you want, the Coalition will still ignore it

Call the climate crisis whatever you want, the Coalition will still ignore it

Crikey readers on the language of climate change, and the Coalition's economic choices.

Fear of a burning planet: the semantics of climate change

Fear of a burning planet: the semantics of climate change

As Scott Morrison showed in Tuvalu this week, language has always been central to the politics of climate change.

Australia cuts mention of climate crisis, coal from Pacific forum declaration

Australia cuts mention of climate crisis, coal from Pacific forum declaration

Good morning, early birds. The Australian government has worked to neuter a Pacific Islands Forum declaration on climate crisis responsibility, and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg spruiks Australia's economic credentials ahead of recession fears. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

The media is fundamentally incapable of properly reporting on climate change

The media is fundamentally incapable of properly reporting on climate change

The immediate nature of news media means it is, by definition, woefully ill-equipped to raise the alarm about the threat of climate change.