Category Archives: Arctic

Warming record gets the cold shoulder

Those who govern us are alarmingly indifferent to warming extremes   As I write this, climate monitoring organisations around the world including our own Bureau of Meteorology are assessing where 2016 sits on Earth’s 136-year temperature record. Very soon the … Continue reading

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As the government fiddles, the planet burns

The Paris option of a 1.5C warming limit is ambitious beyond words, yet it’s looking more and more like the only sensible objective. Eight months ago Australia supported a global effort to hold global warming to “well below 2C”, and … Continue reading

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Australia’s climate effort falling behind in ‘critical decade’

While progress has been made internationally, Australia’s domestic climate effort is mired in ignorance and suspicion Warning five years ago that decarbonising the economy had to start immediately, the Australian Climate Commission designated 2010-20 as “the critical decade.” Here’s a … Continue reading

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