Category Archives: climate sensitivity

Coming to terms with President Trump

Donald Trump has much to learn about a lot of things, including climate change. But he will learn nothing from Myron Ebell. Every four years, till we’re sick of hearing it, US presidential candidates tell their electors and the world what … Continue reading

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Second-rate leadership and dysfunctional politics make a deadly mix

The latest Climate Change Authority report highlights Australia’s fast-diminishing emissions budget The final report of the Climate Change Authority’s two-year review of national climate policy tries to retrieve something of value out of a political mess. But the report is … Continue reading

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As the government fiddles, the planet burns

The Paris option of a 1.5C warming limit is ambitious beyond words, yet it’s looking more and more like the only sensible objective. Eight months ago Australia supported a global effort to hold global warming to “well below 2C”, and … Continue reading

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