Industry wants to keep people cooking with gas.
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Energy companies have marketed natural gas as cooks’ favorite for years because homes with gas hookups will also use it for space and water heating.
Climate bills in Australia and the US promise progress without carbon taxes or markets. Here’s why.
Almost 35 years after the US Senate was first warned about climate change, it has passed a bill. Here’s what it means for Australia.
Australia needs an honest reckoning with the fossil fuel industry’s decades-long hold over Australian politics. Without that, we cannot shift to a principled stand against ceaseless expansion.
This election was a perfect storm for the Coalition, with fires, floods and international criticism dialing up the pressure for climate action. In the end, Australia made the decision for them.
Doing as little as possible on climate change was a seemingly safe political strategy until recently. As of Saturday night, it’s a recipe for political disaster.
University experts are well placed to equip students with holistic climate knowledge and help teachers cover a subject that’s neglected by the Australian Curriculum.
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The world, accustomed to Australia’s shifty climate stance, is unlikely to fall for Morrison’s diversion tactics at Biden’s climate summit this week.
Among modern Liberals it’s patently heresy to ask how rushing to green light 11 proposed coal mines in the Hunter Valley helps the struggling coal industry.
Comedian Celeste Barber’s fundraising efforts have gained monumental support. But we need to think of long-term engagement in climate action too.
Celeste Barber’s $45 million fundraiser is amazing, but battling Australia’s fires should be an ongoing effort. With the help of social media, it can be.
A citizens’ assembly can help identify what the people want. Because if climate action is not democratic, it’s not realistic.
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.
In 1990, Bob Hawke and his cabinet looked poised to take climate action. But the following year his prime ministership ended.
What if Bob Hawke, hailed as a leader who actually ‘got’ environmental issues, had never been rolled by Paul Keating? Perhaps the climate policy wars would have turned out differently.
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The latest UN climate talks were ultimately hindered by their focus on nation-states, obscuring who is actually responsible for emissions.
Solar panels being installed in new housing under construction in Sacramento, Calif.
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Environmentalists and climate hawks are cheering, but many experts aren’t excited about the state making rooftop solar panels mandatory on most new homes beginning in 2020.
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.
The Barossa Valley in 1987 – the year that Australians (winemakers included) received their first formal warning of climate change.
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Three decades since the GREENHOUSE 87 conference, credited as kickstarting public awareness of climate change in Australia, how far have we come, and how far do we have left to go in appreciating the risks?
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And one thing that probably will, but won’t make much difference.
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?
Having an antagonistic debate over climate change will not shed any more light on the fundamentals of climate science.
Why assembling two teams to debate climate change is all about political spectacle and sowing doubt – and has nothing to do with actual climate science.