Tag Archives: Mark Carney

Scientists and economists must speak with one voice

In a fractured political environment, we need economists and scientists to take a unified position on the impact of climate change. Tasmanians are rediscovering the fact that our economy depends heavily on a stable climate with a reliable rainfall – … Continue reading

Posted in Australian politics, business, investment, employment, carbon cycle, carbon emissions and targets, carbon pricing scheme, changes to climate, climate politics, climate system, disruption, divestment, economic activity, economic restructuring, economic threat from climate, electricity networks, emissions trading, extreme events, fossil fuels, hydro, investment, local economy, modelling, planetary limits, science, scientific method, Tasmanian politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

University should take lead on fossil fuel stocks

Coal’s future looks gloomy, both ethically and financially. Now’s the time for the University of Tasmania to get out. [13 October 2015 | Peter Boyer] Volkswagen’s cheating scandal, a marketing and financial calamity for the giant car-maker, could trigger a … Continue reading

Posted in batteries, business interests, business, investment, employment, carbon, carbon emissions and targets, cars, changes to climate, climate sensitivity, climate system, coal-fired, divestment, economic activity, economic threat from climate, energy, fossil fuels, future climate, gas-fired, investment, leadership, peak coal, renewable energy, science, transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Coal is starting to look like a stranded asset

Government support for King Coal is misplaced, short-sighted and foolish. [21 October 2014 | Peter Boyer] You might think money and power are what motivate the people who make those huge holes in the ground to dig up vast quantities … Continue reading

Posted in Australian politics, business, investment, employment, carbon, carbon emissions and targets, changes to climate, climate politics, climate system, coal-fired, divestment, economic activity, economic threat from climate, energy, fossil fuels, investment, land use, leadership, mining, peak coal, renewable energy, solar, wind | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment