Category Archives: climate politics

Politics and diplomacy around climate change

Political correctness: Tony Abbott’s weapon of choice

The former PM is trying to dumb down the debates over same-sex marriage and climate, but the electorate may be ahead of him. If you don’t like political correctness, advised Tony Abbott two months ago, vote against legalising same-sex marriage “because … Continue reading

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What price will we pay for a job?

Politicians are exploiting economic insecurity to put public resources into highly-questionable ventures. No-one should underestimate the fear that accompanies the threat of being sacked, the dismay that comes with being unemployed, or the lengths to which people will go to … Continue reading

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James Delingpole’s game is everyone’s loss

James Delingpole and friends aren’t interested in science, but that doesn’t stop them attacking it. It all started with some good news a fortnight ago, that a UK-based study had found the Paris “aspirational” climate goal of a 1.5C warming limit … Continue reading

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