Tag: climate change

Australian climate outlook remains bleak with Tony Abbott out for revenge

Here’s my article at The Guardian Environment, about what Australian climate groups face and what environment groups can learn from the “Say Yes” campaign and the “No KXL” / “No Tar Sands” campaign [hr] In Australia, decades of hard-fought conservation gains are at risk of being wiped out after 14 September. That’s when the incumbent Labor […]

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It’s global warming, stupid

We’re less than two weeks into 2013 and four of Australia’s ten hottest days in history have happened this year. On Monday, Australia’s average high temperature reached a scorching 40.33°C – our hottest day on record. Unreported in Australia, The Bureau of Meteorology said: “There’s little doubt that this is a very, very extreme heatwave event,” […]

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Why 2013 will be a bad year

If the broad “left” in Australia bemoaned the horrible year that was 2012, progressives should brace themselves for an ever worse one in 2013. While I hope I am wrong, here’s the top reasons why I hold little hope for 2013. Few bright spots for policy The hung parliament, although angst-ridden for the political commentary […]

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Diversity and the environment movement

There’s an interesting article over at Politico about the challenge of diversity in the environment movement: The green movement dreams of pushing major bills through Congress on the scale of President Barack Obama’s health care reform law and the immigration overhaul expected to begin next year. But those issues enjoy something the green movement does […]

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