Insights editors choose their top long reads of the year.
For Morrison the 2050 policy is an attempted barnacle-removing process, for both the Glasgow conference and the election.
Education, historical trends in precipitation, and perceived drought experiences predict increased climate change literacy, but rates are lower for women, those in rural areas, and low-income groups.
Scott Morrison’s plan relies on many “heroic” assumptions which may or may not turn out to be reasonable.
Achieving zero emissions in the energy sector by 2050 is technically and economically possible. Indonesia can modernise its economy through various green projects.
In countries where the right to a healthy environment is part of domestic law, court decisions are already resulting in stronger climate action.
Australia’s usual approach to big international negotiations is to hold out, before reluctantly making “concessions”. It’s the wrong approach for trade, and the wrong approach for climate change.
Three scientists describe the fieldwork they’ve had to delay in 2020 because of the pandemic. These are setbacks not just for their careers, but for the body of scientific knowledge.