Category Archives: inertia

On politics, prophets and practicalities

In the face of failing political initiatives on climate, there is much to be gained from some inspiring writing published this month. [18 May 2010 | Peter Boyer] Professor Tim Flannery’s attack on Kevin Rudd last week for his “breach of … Continue reading

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How Kevin Rudd threw out the baby with the bath water

The virtual abandonment of emissions trading has thrown into question the Rudd government’s commitment to climate action, yet there remains the option of adopting a simpler, more effective carbon tax scheme. [4 May 2010 | Peter Boyer] For a couple of … Continue reading

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James Hansen interviewed on Australian radio

James Hansen, world-leading climate scientist and Director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, talks about his personal, professional and public life in a one-hour interview with Phillip Adams during his visit to Australia in March 2010. [13 March 2010 … Continue reading

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