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?
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 […]
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.
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.
Nourishing the environmental debate
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.
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.
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.
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".
New research provides some intriguing insights into why, and what sort of, conservatives oppose climate change and distrust scientists, writes Noel Turnbull.
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.