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Is Australia really lagging behind on climate action?

Is Australia really lagging behind on climate action?

Australia has announced its new carbon emissions target, and most climate scientists say it's not nearly enough. Jennifer Morgan global director of the Climate Program at the World Resources Institute (WRI), explains why.

Repent, ye sinners: world about to end in a hellish blaze of carbon tax fury

Repent, ye sinners: world about to end in a hellish blaze of carbon tax fury

And Bill Shorten, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the carbon tax and wind farms had been thrown. They will be tormented forever, writes economist and prophet Tom Westland.

Clive saved the CCA, but the polluters win out

Clive saved the CCA, but the polluters win out

The new climate deal between the government and the Palmer United Party will make little difference to curbing Australia's carbon emissions, writes John Connor, CEO of The Climate Institute.

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.

Overseas carbon credit schemes: no brainer or disaster in the making?

Overseas carbon credit schemes: no brainer or disaster in the making?

Australia could buy cheap international carbon credits and dramatically slash our emissions by 19% for a bargain-basement price. But do the overseas schemes do what they say on the tin?

In the battle of renewables v traditional generators, winner will take all

In the battle of renewables v traditional generators, winner will take all

Will we ever move on the Renewable Energy Target? Both sides of the debate will fight to the death -- and there will only be one winner.

The increasingly demented Right can’t stop Obama

The increasingly demented Right can’t stop Obama

Barack Obama's latest declaration on climate change is the third in a highly successful three-pronged domestic policy agenda. And that drives the Republican establishment -- and their lunatic Tea Party cousins -- nuts.

The dirty secret of fossil fuels: more expensive than you think

The dirty secret of fossil fuels: more expensive than you think

Fossil fuel fans say we can't afford to switch over to renewables. But maybe we can't afford not to. Laura Eadie, research director for the Centre for Policy Development's Sustainable Economy Program, reports.

Want to save the planet? Don’t have any children

Want to save the planet? Don’t have any children

Having child increases your carbon emissions by a factor of about six throughout your lifetime, and no amount of cycling, turning off lights or veganism will offset it. Can having children be environmentally sustainable?

To cut carbon emissions, we must go nuclear

To cut carbon emissions, we must go nuclear

Crikey readers have their say on carbon, Mark Latham and the new-look Age.