A transcript of episode 7 of The Conversation Weekly pocast, including an extra from Don't Call Me Resilient on the treatment of migrant workers in Canada.
Plus we hear about the hardships faced by migrant workers in Canada. Listen to episode 7 of The Conversation Weekly podcast.
The global pandemic caused an unprecedented drop in global emissions. But this is likely to rebound as economies start to recover.
The pandemic, along with other recent trends such as the shift towards clean energy, have placed us at a crossroad: the choices we make today can change the course of global emissions.
Some atmospheric pollutants actually help cool the planet, but the sudden shutdown of heavy industry threatened to purge them.
Climate pledges must be more ambitious and focus on early and aggressive action to deal with global emissions.
Yes, Australia's greenhouse emissions are a small part of the global total. But we're a rich, emissions-intensive country that could and should be setting a much better example to the world.
For the second year in a row global greenhouse emissions from fossil fuels have risen, putting 2018 on course to set a new record, according to an annual audit from the Global Carbon Project.
An international report has found there's no future for Australia's coal exports.
In 2017 18.8 million people were displaced by natural disasters, with floods accounting for 8.6 million. Climate change is poised to drive those numbers higher still.
Labor's shadow environment minister, Mark Butler, said Australia is now "pretty much the only major advanced economy where pollution levels are going up, not coming down." Is that right?