Category Archives: agriculture and farming

Forests used and abused in the name of climate action

Governments claiming to be “meeting and beating” emissions targets are getting away with daylight robbery. For decades, statistics around forests, forestry and land-clearing have been the blunt instrument of choice to support all sides of the climate debate in Australia. … Continue reading

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Ideological fiddling while the world burns

Josh Frydenberg protests that the Turnbull government is on track to achieve climate goals. Unfortunately that’s not the same as cutting emissions. If you’re feeling relieved that the average temperature in 2017 around the world and in Australia was slightly … Continue reading

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The calculated negligence of withholding climate data

The Turnbull government is concealing massive policy failure I’m seeing red this Christmas. It’s happened in years past, but now at the end of 2017 it’s deeper and darker than ever. I don’t mean the red in shop windows or … Continue reading

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