Monthly Archives: May 2016

Acidifying oceans highlight Australia’s climate policy barren

While the world’s climate scientists wrestle with the mammoth issue of ocean acidification, the Turnbull government cuts research and fiddles in the margins. In the week of Scott Morrison’s first budget, 330 scientists holed up in Hobart were focusing on something … Continue reading

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Labor’s 2016 climate policy offers hope for bipartisanship

Instead of sacking scientists, the Coalition could embrace climate policy consensus. It had to happen. CSIRO’S announcement last week that it would set up a Hobart “climate centre” was forced by a storm of international and local protest at its … Continue reading

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