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The Power Index: carbon cutters, bureaucratic troika at #1

The Power Index: carbon cutters, bureaucratic troika at #1

Three senior bureaucrats have taken the country on a bold economic experiment to address climate change. Martin Parkinson, Blair Comley and Ross Garnaut have fingerprints all over the carbon price -- but is that such a good thing?

Treasury’s carbon price up in smoke?

Treasury’s carbon price up in smoke?

No amount of wishful thinking will turn the government's outlandish forecasts on the international carbon price into reality, writes Tristan Edis of Climate Spectator.

Dept of Climate Change rebuts Plimer’s book for sceptic kids

Dept of Climate Change rebuts Plimer’s book for sceptic kids

The Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency have confirmed that they crafted and published a document after public outrage from teachers and scientists about Ian Plimer's climate change sceptic book aimed at children.

Denniss: carbon price and the truth about ‘truthiness’

Denniss: carbon price and the truth about ‘truthiness’

The introduction of a carbon price is an important step towards reducing Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions, writes Dr Richard Denniss, executive director of The Australia Institute.

Canberra: no longer crap

Canberra: no longer crap

Just a few years ago Canberra was a pathetic attempt at a national capital, now it's a booming, exciting city. And it's all thanks to Kevin Rudd and his love for bureaucrats and policy wonks.

Scientists, the IPCC wants you

Scientists, the IPCC wants you

Nomination to the IPCC process is an invitation for public smears, threats and routine attacks on your credibility -- not by your peers, but by newspaper columnists, bloggers and conspiracy theorists.