Category Archives: climate politics

Politics and diplomacy around climate change

In this New Year, what are we celebrating?

A string of calamitous weather events and our rising carbon emissions leave a sense of foreboding for the year to come. Celebrating is what we do in the festive season, but it’s hard to feel good about the truly grotesque … Continue reading

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What we can take away from Katowice

COP24 was neither a roaring success nor an abject failure, but the next 12 months will have to deliver in a big way. It’s tempting to focus on the many negatives in this year’s climate summit in Poland, but we’ve … Continue reading

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The value of a street education

School students, facing a lifetime of climate chaos, have every right to protest in the streets. A few words last week from Scott Morrison and his resources minister, Matt Canavan, could only have widened an already obvious gap between them … Continue reading

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