Crikey readers on the language of climate change, and the Coalition's economic choices.
As Scott Morrison showed in Tuvalu this week, language has always been central to the politics of climate change.
Good morning, early birds. Former US special counsel Robert Mueller has given his first testimony to congress regarding President Donald Trump, and new senators are already shaking the boat with their maiden speeches. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
When you imagine the level of rage that Tony Abbott must be living with, the "climate change is good" speech makes perfect sense.
Media reports like the phrase "once in 50 years" to describe catastrophic weather events. But as earth and paleoclimate scientistDr Andrew Glikson writes, those events are no longer rare. And we know why.
War crimes, anyone? ... Tony Abbott to address global warming 'sceptic' forum ... bankers fight back ...
Open-cut mines turned into beautiful lakes, what could be wrong with that? Freelance writer Tom Doig is sure the citizens of the valley 500 years in the future will enjoy them.
We need a strong agreement and we need it yesterday, writes deputy CEO of The Climate Institute Erwin Jackson.
In many ways, the Coalition's energy white paper is a predictable piece of backward-looking falsehoods. But it does make some surprising concessions to a future of renewable energy.