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

May 9, 2012 5

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

May 7, 2012 8

Graham Readfearn writes: In a promotional video for the upcoming Heartland Institute’s climate change sceptics’ conference in Chicago, the think-tank’s president Joseph Bast said the scientists coming together for the shindig “deserve a lot of attention”. So how would Joe Bast help them to gain that richly deserved attention? How about sticking a picture of murderer […]

Hate campaign against climate scientists hits the denier spin-cycle

May 4, 2012 2

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.

CEFC: a look at green loan programs around the world

April 20, 2012 8

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

April 19, 2012 1

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.

Global warming projections from 1981 prove tellingly accurate

Global warming projections from 1981 prove tellingly accurate

April 12, 2012 32

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

April 10, 2012 10

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

April 4, 2012 11

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.

Cutting policies, and carbon emissions, in the newest blue states

March 28, 2012 8

Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu yesterday announced it was scrapping the former Brumby government’s climate change target of reducing carbon emissions by 20% by 2020. And he’s not the only premier dismantling climate change programs. New Queensland premier Campbell Newman is busy cutting eight green energy schemes, including: the $430 million Queensland Climate Change Fund, the […]

Spinning the news on Baillieu’s brown coal plans

March 21, 2012 6

Yesterday the news broke that Victoria's Baillieu government is preparing to open new brown coal allocations in the state and it will embark on a intense communications strategy to address "community concerns" about the high carbon emissions in brown coal.