Tag Archives: European Union

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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Europe holds its ground on aviation emissions

It’s getting some stick from international airlines and governments, but the European court determination that airlines must pay for carbon emissions is a win for the planet. [10 January 2012 | Peter Boyer] Politics is the art of the possible, … Continue reading

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Politicians on climate: a failure of wit, will and imagination

At every turn we are reminded of how little politicians know, or even care, about today’s climate emergency. Kevin Rudd and Brendan Nelson have given us a prime example. [22 September 2009 | Peter Boyer] Our politicians are failing us. Our … Continue reading

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