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Climate change & the Murray Darling: when our most divisive enviro issues meet

CrikeyMay 9, 20125 Comments

Climate change and the Murray-Darling Basin plan are two of the most divisive environmental issues in Australia. They are also two of the most important. But what does the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) plan to do about climate change in its Murray-Darling Basin plan?

Heartland unleashes the Unabomber in its newest advertising campaign

Heartland unleashes the Unabomber in its newest advertising campaign

CrikeyMay 7, 20128 Comments

Graham Readfearn writes: In a promotional video for the upcoming 

Hate campaign against climate scientists hits the denier spin-cycle

CrikeyMay 4, 20122 Comments

The line currently being spun by climate change sceptic commentators and bloggers is that climate change scientists have lied about getting death threats. At the same time a campaign of systematic abuse of climate scientists in an attempt to get them to withdraw from public debate is being ignored.

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CEFC: a look at green loan programs around the world

Amber JamiesonApr 20, 20128 Comments

Australia's new $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation, which will provide investment and green loans to businesses, is similar in concept to policies underway in the United Kingdom and the United States.

How to get poverty-stricken communities to adapt to climate change

CrikeyApr 19, 20121 Comment

Because the truth is, although the impact of climate change will be felt by all, the extremes will hit some harder than others. The irony is that the people and communities least responsible for the greenhouse gas emissions will bear the brunt of the impacts. While this is in part due to geography, the overwhelming reason is poverty.

A new VIC power plant put on hold as Mac Gen cuts its assets by $700m

Amber JamiesonApr 17, 20124 Comments

In Victoria, HRL announced yesterday that it would it was putting on hold its plan to build a new coal and gas fired power plant at Morwell following a decision by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Not a match in sight at the final round of Murray-Darling meetings

Amber JamiesonApr 16, 20122 Comments

As 20 weeks of consultations on the Murray-Darling Basin Plan draft end -- and just 12 hours remain for public submissions -- it's worth examining just how effective the latest lot of public meetings by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority have proved to be.

Global warming projections from 1981 prove tellingly accurate

Global warming projections from 1981 prove tellingly accurate

Amber JamiesonApr 12, 201232 Comments

A seminal article by climate scientists back in 1981 has proved eerily accurate at predicting global temperature rises over the last three decades, with its lead author James Hansen telling Crikey that his early research on global warming "seems to hold up remarkably well".

Conservatives and climate change: it’s complicated

CrikeyApr 10, 201210 Comments

New research provides some intriguing insights into why, and what sort of, conservatives oppose climate change and distrust scientists, writes Noel Turnbull.

The Climate Commission: one year on

Amber JamiesonApr 4, 201211 Comments

Australians are concerned about climate change and they think Australians should take action to reduce carbon emissions, says the Climate Commission in its first "year in review" report, released yesterday.