Tag Archives: UNFCCC

For some, it takes time for the penny to drop

Scientists have done the heavy lifting on climate change. Now the Australian government chooses to ignore their findings. [19 November 2013 | Peter Boyer] Sixty-three years ago, on 1 July 1950, the popular US weekly magazine The Saturday Evening Post … Continue reading

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Australia’s slide into climate policy obscurity

The unhappy coincidence of the Warsaw climate meeting and Tony Abbott’s drive to repeal Australia’s carbon price [12 November 2013 | Peter Boyer] Today, at long last, we’re to get a look at Australia’s new order. As federal parliament begins its final sitting … Continue reading

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Climate change: the wildfire issue that won’t go away

Tony Abbott’s denial of a link between wildfires and climate change undermines preparation for future fire emergencies. [29 October 2013 | Peter Boyer] Tony Abbott has done a fair bit around bushfires. As a volunteer on a rural fire brigade … Continue reading

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