Category Archives: climate politics

Politics and diplomacy around climate change

Shorten’s play for a climate plan that lasts

At last, a climate policy from a major party worth a second look. It’s hard to share Bill Shorten’s excitement about his grand vision for Australia’s energy future when every other such vision has turned to mush in the meat-grinder … Continue reading

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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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