Tag: carbon pollution

It’s time to move to genuine carbon emissions trading

My latest article for The Guardian is now online and you can read it here. I have republished it below. [hr] Over the weekend, there has been widespread reporting that returned prime minister Kevin Rudd is contemplating moving the carbon price from a fixed price to floating price for emissions permits. The Age reported that […]

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Australia’s unpopular carbon tax?

Below I have published my latest article from my new¬†Guardian UK column, Southern Crossroads. You can read the article over at The Guardian. [hr] Since¬†the disappointment of Copenhagen in 2009, Australia has witnessed a concerted scare campaign against action on global warming. The scare campaign has been led by senior commentators in (Murdoch owned) News […]

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Media blackout on heatwave climate change link

With Australia experiencing one of its longest, hottest heatwaves in history, you’d have thought there would be a resurgence in stories in the mainstream media about climate change and global warming. Alas, no. A cursory Google News check reveals only one story linking climate change and the heatwaves (the same story, repeated in the ABC, […]

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Why climate change is not urgent anymore

David Spratt co-author of Climate Code Red has written a series of posts about the collective failings of the climate movement and political parties to respond to the urgent threat posed by catastrophic climate change. Chiefly to blame — according to Spratt — are the “bright siders” of the climate movement, who offer a positive […]

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