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Sophie Black

Crikey editor

Eyjafjallajokull -- not just a pretty name...

Eyjafjallajokull -- not just a pretty name...

The Guardian is reporting that the eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano has caused a small fall in carbon emissions...

Now health reform is ticked, is climate change next for Obama?

Now health reform is ticked, is climate change next for Obama?

Has the passage of health reform brought the climate change bill back to life?

Climategate scientists cleared of manipulating data. Hello? Anyone listening? Hello?

Climategate scientists cleared of manipulating data. Hello? Anyone listening? Hello?

In the first official report into the theft of emails from the unit last year, a British parliamentary committee said the messages did not contradict the mainstream scientific view that man-made emissions have contributed to rising temperatures...

Andrew Bolt, Lateline and the bias of balance

Andrew Bolt, Lateline and the bias of balance

Herald Sun columnist Andrew Bolt has got the science on climate change wrong before. For instance, back in 2006, Jeff Severinghaus, Professor of Geosciences at the University of California, San Diego told Crikey “At the very least I would like it to go on record that Bolt’s abuse of my science is not done with my […]

It would be unrealistic to think that we could realistically do something useful

It would be unrealistic to think that we could realistically do something useful

“There was a realistic assessment . . . by the leaders that it was unrealistic to expect a full…. agreement.” That quote from U.S. deputy national security advisor for international economic affairs Michael Froman about his hopes for a final agreement in Copenhagen would be funny if wasn’t so, well… unfunny. The full quote: “I […]

Who made Steve Gutenberg a star?

Who made Steve Gutenberg a star?

Interesting take on the CPRS and the hidden agendas in The Oz last Friday. No, that’s not a reference to the big end of town furiously lobbying behind the scenes, it’s not about the BCA, or even the Liberal backbench determined to bring their leader down over this issue. Nope, the all powerful cabal in […]

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The "Oh Shit" moment

Mark Hertsgaard in The Nation: They say that everyone who finally gets it about climate change has an “Oh, shit” moment–an instant when the full scientific implications become clear and they suddenly realize what a horrifically dangerous situation humanity has created for itself. It’s especially alarming when people who, ahem, know their shit, speak about […]

Chain this guy up

Chain this guy up

Today in Crikey Bernard Keane suggested that many young Australians were well and truly fed up with the government’s approach on climate change. In fact, he contended, many of them despair of any politicians achieving anything meaningful on the issue: Don’t underestimate the sense of disillusionment and even anger among some young Australians, who don’t […]

Do you love takeaway coffee more than the planet? Try this cup

Do you love takeaway coffee more than the planet? Try this cup

Love coffee? Love the planet? Love coffee more than the planet? Then this plastic vessel is for you.

Fielding doesn't buy man made global warming

Fielding doesn't buy man made global warming

As Senator Fielding did his bit to "blow apart the great global warming scare" , Kevin Rudd and Barack Obama discussed the issue of global warming with US President Barack Obama during a phone call yesterday.