Category Archives: Australian politics

The politics of climate change in Australia

The words they dare not speak

For reasons that remain obscure, our governments seem incapable of facing the climate demon As the bone-dry desert kingdom of Jordan suffers its second deadly flash-flood in a fortnight, a placid late autumn in California is suddenly overwhelmed by apocalyptic … Continue reading

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Geoengineering: welcome to a brave new world

With climate change now belatedly in the political spotlight, we need to focus on a new factor which dramatically raises the stakes. Climate change is now – finally – the dominant political issue it should always have been in this … Continue reading

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A new generation tackles climate change

With the final nail in the climate policy coffin driven home, younger Australians take up the battle Former CSIRO climate scientist John Church is now free of the constraints of government service and able to speak his mind. He did … Continue reading

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