Category Archives: climate politics

Politics and diplomacy around climate change

Al Gore’s endless, ever-hopeful mission

While his government dismantles environmental laws and sacks climate scientists, Gore’s mission of a lifetime continues. Al Gore is the great optimist of the global movement for climate action. While warning about the dangers of global warming, the former US … Continue reading

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Hobart City hits its climate straps

There’s a lot to feel good about in Hobart’s abatement and adaptation efforts, but it needs help from higher up There are times in the climate space when things go right. That doesn’t happen often enough, but when it does … Continue reading

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How the government is digging itself into a hole

While the Turnbull government trumpets the success of its “energy guarantee”, business makes what plans it can for a renewable future The climate-energy debate continues to confound with its endless detours, allegations, subterfuges, spin, deception and downright lies. A fortnight … Continue reading

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