Tag Archives: Ross Garnaut

The stars are lining up against fossil fuels

With government help, coal miners and exporters are fighting a rearguard action to keep their businesses afloat [3 June 2014 | Peter Boyer] For the big wheels in Australian mining, the Great Hall of Parliament in Canberra was the place to … Continue reading

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Government shuns expert help on climate

The government’s alternative to the Climate Change Authority looks decidedly shonky. [8 April 2014 | Peter Boyer] No-one’s going to be telling Tony Abbott or his environment minister, Greg Hunt, how to do climate policy. That’s why they’re trying to get … Continue reading

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The scary world of 4C of warming

The world we’re on track to achieve is one that’s 4C warmer. As a new Australian book demonstrates, that would be anything but a picnic. [21 January 2014 | Peter Boyer] It’s possible to have a life on mainland Australia, … Continue reading

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