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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.

Robert Mueller testifies before congress

Robert Mueller testifies before congress

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.

Rundle: Howard and Abbott are delusional, self-indulgent, climate-denying throwbacks

Rundle: Howard and Abbott are delusional, self-indulgent, climate-denying throwbacks

When you imagine the level of rage that Tony Abbott must be living with, the "climate change is good" speech makes perfect sense.

Don’t mention the climate: what’s missing from Houston floods reporting

Don’t mention the climate: what’s missing from Houston floods reporting

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.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

War crimes, anyone? ... Tony Abbott to address global warming 'sceptic' forum ... bankers fight back ...

Three minutes to midnight and our politics ignores the climate threat

Three minutes to midnight and our politics ignores the climate threat

The further burning of vast carbon reserves is an attack on the human species, writes scientist Dr Andrew Glickson.

Lake flaccid: Hazelwood’s ‘final solution’ a wet hot mess

Lake flaccid: Hazelwood’s ‘final solution’ a wet hot mess

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.

Memo to Paris climate delegates: compromise now or world is fukt

Memo to Paris climate delegates: compromise now or world is fukt

We need a strong agreement and we need it yesterday, writes deputy CEO of The Climate Institute Erwin Jackson.

The winners and losers of Abbott’s energy white paper (SPOILER: Tony likes coal)

The winners and losers of Abbott’s energy white paper (SPOILER: Tony likes coal)

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.