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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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Galileo’s mantle is a poor fit for new Senator Malcolm Roberts

Malcolm Roberts is no Galileo, but he would make a fine Inquisitor. The self-belief of Malcolm Roberts was put to the test in last week’s ABC panel discussion, Q&A, and the newly-minted One Nation senator for Queensland came out with … Continue reading

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Josh Frydenberg’s steep learning curve

There’s an awful lot of misinformation about climate change sloshing around government ranks. “I feel as if my work is done,” said Greg Hunt last month on leaving the climate policy role that over nearly nine years, in opposition and … Continue reading

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