Category Archives: CSIRO

Climate inaction reveals governments out of their depth

A wealth of ideas is waiting out there to help fill the climate policy vacuum, but who’s listening?     There’s the odd spark of light in the perpetual twilight of government climate action around Australia, signs that some in the … Continue reading

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Move to sack leading scientist will shock scientific world

Malcolm Turnbull’s failure to intervene in the CSIRO crisis will cost Australia dearly. The demand by CSIRO management that its leading sea-level scientist, John Church, explain why he shouldn’t be sacked is as unbelievable as it is outrageous. On an … Continue reading

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Acidifying oceans highlight Australia’s climate policy barren

While the world’s climate scientists wrestle with the mammoth issue of ocean acidification, the Turnbull government cuts research and fiddles in the margins. In the week of Scott Morrison’s first budget, 330 scientists holed up in Hobart were focusing on something … Continue reading

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