Category Archives: climate politics

Politics and diplomacy around climate change

Energy taskforce opens a door to bolder policies

If the government needed an opening for bold action on emissions, this is a pretty good one. The final report of the Tasmanian Energy Security Taskforce, released by the state government earlier this month, is a positive step towards a … Continue reading

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Government deception is trashing our future

Josh Frydenberg’s claim that our emissions are under control is a dangerous delusion. He’s at it again. A month after spinning last year’s rising carbon emissions as being “on track”, Josh Frydenberg’s comment last week on even worse March quarter … Continue reading

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Support for science is support for civilisation

We need to stand up for civil society. A good place to begin is our meagre public science budget. What is civilisation? What does it mean to be civilised? That thought came to mind after watching video of yet another … Continue reading

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