New Chief Scientist, a well-qualified salesperson?

Thomas HunterOct 8, 2008

As very few media outlets reported last week, Australia has a new Chief Scientist. Professor Penny Sackett comes to the role from the ANU where she was Director of the Research School o

The ‘people plan’ – a green transport plan for Melbourne

Tim HolloOct 7, 2008 8

It's not hard to imagine what life in one of Australia's big cities in 2020 would be like if we keep going with the roads obsession of successive governments. With peak oil and carbon p

Energy Efficiency Groundhog Day

Tim HolloOct 3, 2008 6

At COAG yesterday, our 'leaders' agreed "to develop a National Strategy for Energ

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Nourishing the environmental debate

Greens Working to Help Farmers, Rural & Regional Communities Survive & Thrive

Greens Working to Help Farmers, Rural & Regional Communities Survive & Thrive

Oct 3, 2008 20

It is refreshing to see the Greens and in particular Senators Christine Milne & Rachel Siewert working to keep farmers on the land and rural and regional communities healthy and vib

Kyoto, Government & Science 'sacrifice' Rural Australia

Kyoto, Government & Science ‘sacrifice’ Rural Australia

Oct 2, 2008 7

The federal governments Emission Trading Scheme will once again sacrifice our Australian farmers, at the alter of political expediencies. Forcing our farmers away from

A Future 62-Year Old’s Views on the Economy & the Climate

Oct 1, 2008 4

I’m the youngest blogger here – I recently turned 25. But I’ve been campaigning on environmental issues for the past 11 years, so I reckon I can give Ross Garnaut, a relative newc

“Rooted” Rural & Regional Australia under the ETS

Oct 1, 2008 10

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Garnaut’s defeatism

Tim HolloSep 30, 2008 2

You could see it in his eyes and feel it in the air today - Professor Garnaut is convinced that humanity is incapable of actually solving the climate crisis. His report and statements a

Will Wall Street kill the climate debate?

Sophie BlackSep 30, 2008 3

Given that the release of the Garnaut report was delayed by a couple of hours this morning while Rudd and the rest wrapped their head around Wall Street, it seems appropriate to ask --

Garnaut’s dismal view

John HepburnSep 30, 2008 2

There was a slightly defeated tone to Ross Garnaut when he presented his penultimate report. Today, despite attempting to be more upbeat, he cemented economics as the ‘dismal science