Understanding the moral dimensions of climate decisions could help promote fairer and more effective climate action
Environmentalists say the new film has caused untold damage at a time when change has never been more urgent. So why is it so controversial?
Exposing people to likely disinformation campaigns about bushfire causes will help inoculate them.
The best way to inoculate the public against climate disinformation campaigns is to tell them what’s coming.
There’s more than one way to frame the science of climate change.
The science says that more or better climate education won’t convince sceptics. Here’s what we can do instead.
A child jumps from a rock outcrop into a lagoon in the low-lying Pacific island of Tuvalu.
Climate deniers have joyously laboured to create a world potentially uninhabitable for our children. Our activism has failed, and rebellion may be the only answer.
US President Donald J. Trump announcing that the US will withdraw from the Paris climate accord, June 1 2017.
Climate deniers recently gathered to talk shop at Donald Trump’s hotel in Washington DC. There’s more to their links with the president than a reservation, though.
New South Wales, which was 100% drought-declared in August 2018, is already suffering climate impacts.
Ten years ago, politicians such as Tony Abbott would routinely voice disdain for climate science. Now, while the policy debate remains fierce, the battleground has shifted to economics and jobs.
A state of climate denial.
The UN climate talks are being held in a nation dominated by cheap coal.
An Anglican priest teaching climate change is often asked about the difference between science and faith.
An Anglican priest teaching about climate change says people have a naïve view of how science really works.
As extreme weather events, like Hurricane Florence, become more common it is time to ask what it will take for the world to finally tackle climate change. Encouragingly, there may be a historical precedent: Victoria London’s handling of the ‘Great Stink’, where growth had turned the River Thames into an open sewer.
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As climate extremes mount, let’s reflect on Victorian London’s ‘Great Stink’ sewage crisis - when things finally became so bad authorities were forced to accept evidence, reject sceptics, and act.
People will listen more when they like what they’re hearing.
Facts will only get you so far when it comes to climate change. To get conservatives on side, climate communicators must focus on the values conservatives hold dear, such as preserving the status quo.
There was a time when Tony Abbott followed the prevailing wind on climate policy. No longer.
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Tony Abbott will deliver a speech to the Global Warming Policy Foundation. Has the human weathervane stopped spinning? What does it mean for climate politics?
Pardon me while I blow this out of proportion.
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Laser-like focus on a tiny, unimportant detail can mean you miss the gorilla in the room – a tactic climate change deniers use to cast doubt on the science.
Sceptics are not necessarily less intelligent or knowledgeable.
NASA has a long history of conducting climate science. Here, a NASA camera captures a storm over South Australia.
One of Donald Trump’s senior advisers has recommended cutting NASA climate research because the science has become “heavily politicised”. The question is: by whom?
I’m building a golf course, a beautiful golf course, and I will make Scotland pay for it.
Can concern for the environment survive in the age of Trump and Brexit?
Has Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth had much lasting impact in the ten years since it was released?
Ten years have passed since Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth hit the US box office. Has the film been successful in increasing awareness and action on climate change?
So many questions on climate change.
Research showing that more than 90% of climate scientists agree that we’re causing global warming prompted plenty of questions. And the authors are only too happy to answer.
An overwhelming majority of those in the know believe coal fired power, such as from this Victorian plant, are contributing to global warming.
A new study confirms that 97% of publishing climate scientists believe humans are causing global warming.
Senator Ian Macdonald, pictured here speaking against the carbon tax in 2014, has since described human-induced climate change as “farcical and fanciful”.
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After fighting the 1990 election on a stronger climate platform than Labor, the following two decades saw an ebb and flow of climate scepticism in the Liberal Party, which still continues today.