Category Archives: climate system

Houston, we have a problem

Despite Harvey’s battering, US political and opinion leaders are holding fast to the idea that extreme events are unrelated to man-made climate change. Deluged with news from Texas, we can be forgiven for thinking that Hurricane Harvey was the worst global weather event … Continue reading

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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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