Tag Archives: Kyoto Protocol

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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We can do without the gold standard rules, thank you

Greg Hunt’s optimism is misplaced. It’s past time our government dropped the deception over emissions. [1 December 2015 | Peter Boyer] Last week we got an idea of how Australia might put its case in the Paris climate meeting when … Continue reading

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The phoney scandal that was Climategate

The Climategate affair, now officially at an end, wrongly besmirched the reputations of climate scientists and their work. It may have set back efforts to fight global warming by a decade. [31 July 2012 | Peter Boyer] Let’s pause for … Continue reading

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