Category Archives: extreme events

Australia absents itself from climate leadership

The US withdrawal from climate and environmental leadership sets an appalling example, but Australia is doing nothing to counter it. Another year, another global climate summit. But this year’s event in Bonn, Germany, marks the start of a wholly new … Continue reading

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Doubt merchants and their self-inflicted blindness

The people obstructing our already difficult path to a low-carbon future Want to know why power bills are so high? Look no further than South Australia’s battery project and other “make-believe solutions to a make-believe crisis”. That was Andrew Bolt’s advice … Continue reading

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Failing government shamed by local advances

While “higher” levels of government dither, local authorities are wrestling with climate change. When you think about it, it’s breathtaking. The 2017 federal budget is seeking to close the books on Australia’s biggest economic, social and environmental issue of this … Continue reading

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