Tag Archives: fossil fuels

Politicians on the treadmill, going nowhere

Our leaders have abandoned the arts of listening and reflecting. Political life is nothing if not a buzz – all the hoopla of the campaign followed by a life of meetings, speeches, interviews, openings, launches, rallies, more meetings, more speeches. … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture and farming, Australian politics, business interests, business, investment, employment, carbon, carbon emissions and targets, carbon pricing scheme, changes to climate, climate politics, climate system, economic activity, economic threat from climate, electricity networks, emissions trading, energy, forests and forestry, fossil fuels, investment, land use, leadership, renewable energy, solar, Tasmanian politics, wind | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Marrakech and the moving feast of climate politics

Could a Donald Trump presidency kill off effective global climate action? Politics is a game played around reality, which is to say it’s not about reality at all, but about what we’d like it to be. The UN climate meeting at … Continue reading

Posted in business, investment, employment, carbon, carbon emissions and targets, changes to climate, climate politics, climate system, contrarians, economic activity, extreme events, fossil fuels, international politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in carbon, carbon emissions and targets, changes to climate, climate politics, climate sensitivity, climate system, coal-fired, contrarians, energy, fossil fuels, future climate, gas-fired, international politics, leadership, mining, modelling, science | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment