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Ideological fiddling while the world burns

Josh Frydenberg protests that the Turnbull government is on track to achieve climate goals. Unfortunately that’s not the same as cutting emissions. If you’re feeling relieved that the average temperature in 2017 around the world and in Australia was slightly … Continue reading

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How trees give our emissions a sweeter smell

Governments in Hobart and Canberra have discovered that trees make their carbon accounts look good, but it’s a con. You won’t believe this, but both the Tasmanian and national governments are into tree-hugging. They mightn’t believe it either. I’ll explain. … Continue reading

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The Abbott government’s wasted years

Never do this again. That’s the main lesson from the Abbott experiment. [10 November 2015 | Peter Boyer] We like to think we’re sceptical of our political masters, but a CSIRO study of Australians’ attitude to climate change says otherwise. … Continue reading

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