Michelle Grattan about the week in politics, including the implementation of an emergency plan to tackle the spread of coronavirus, climate change policy, national security and Bettina Arndt
The climate action plans of three companies in different industries – Delta Air Lines, Amazon and Microsoft – illuminate the three key strategies needed to cut carbon emissions.
In a speech on Friday, Angus Taylor lays the groundwork for the “technology investment roadmap” to be released soon.
Faced with the fast moving targets of the coronavirus, and climate change, Scott Morrison must find a policy that sidelines the opposition, without alienating the Nationals of the Coalition
Some argue humans lack the altruism and long-term thinking that is needed to deal with the climate crisis. So how can you stay motivated?
Inner Melbourne alone has lost 2,000 street trees to major developments within a decade. Losing tree cover makes it even more difficult for our cities to cope with an increasingly tough climate.
In all the strategies and tactics of the climate wars, the most disturbing development is that the carbon pricing became roadkill.
To bring about genuine change, middle-power countries like Canada must adopt a leadership role in pursuing an ethical agenda to ensure the security and survival of humanity.
Is Canada ready to lead?
Changing weather modifies insect traits and can have an impact on their food, natural enemies and predators.
Instead of Tudors and Churchill, history students need to learn how civilisation has arrived at the point of no return.
Perhaps 2℃ doesn't sound like much, but if you look through history, 2℃ temperature changes have had huge effects on the planet and people.
The absence of climate drivers – specifically, the Indian Ocean Dipole and La Niña – explains why Australia has gone so long without heavy rains.
Energy-efficiency initiatives are consistently identified as the lowest impact and most cost-effective means of meeting energy needs. Why isn't Ontario focusing on them?
Now that passive funds have eclipsed their actively managed competitors, climate finance is increasingly in some new pairs of hands.
Simple maths reveals Labor's policy, if replicated by all other nations, would not avert dangerous global warming.
Making ammonia produces almost 2% of global carbon dioxide emissions.
Michelle Grattan on the week in politics, including the travel ban, the royal commission into the bushfires, and labor's stance on a compulsory superannuation guarantee and zero emissions by 2050.
Some people might think it's a ridiculous conversation, but for the sake of the planet we need to talk about ending capitalism.
The case for carbon pricing is not as ironclad as the case for climate action.
Anthony Albanese will commit a Labor government to adopting a target of zero net emissions by 2050, in a speech titled “Leadership in a New Climate” to be delivered on Friday.