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Articles by John Connor

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Turnbull’s carbon capitulation is irresponsible and will continue energy chaos

Turnbull’s carbon capitulation is irresponsible and will continue energy chaos

The recalcitrance of reactionary ideologues to carbon pricing and climate policies only increases risks to energy security, prices and community stability.

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2017 climate policy review must be seen for the opportunities it presents

2017 climate policy review must be seen for the opportunities it presents

Climate policy review presents clear opportunity to join host of other countries choosing a credible pathway to net zero emissions by mid-century.

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Marrakech COP22: Climate deal emerges stronger from Trump shock, but plenty to do

Marrakech COP22: Climate deal emerges stronger from Trump shock, but plenty to do

The 2016 Marrakech Climate Summit finished strongly, despite the election of President Trump, with a multitude of commitments and actions.

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Marrakech COP22: IEA issues a Paris reality check

Marrakech COP22: IEA issues a Paris reality check

In its first World Energy Outlook since Paris, the International Energy Agency makes clear that commitments to the pact equal near full decarbonisation of energy around 2040 – and that means Australia, too.

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Marrakech COP22: Threats arise, but countries push on

Marrakech COP22: Threats arise, but countries push on

Despite lingering uncertainty about Trump’s intentions, week two has begun with progress on the details of Paris, as national, state and city governments push on – some emphatically so.

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Marrakech, COP 22: Coming up from drowning

Marrakech, COP 22: Coming up from drowning

At Marrakech, Australia’s decision to ratify Paris was met with similar applause as in Bali 2007, when Kevin Rudd finally ratified Kyoto. But in the near decade since, climate diplomacy has become even more integrated to our international interests.

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Marrakech, COP 22: Climate action Trumped?

Marrakech, COP 22: Climate action Trumped?

The impact on global climate action of a Trump presidency will depend on a number of factors including the resolve of other countries, investors and the state governments in the US.

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Marrakech, COP 22: Climate shifts from celebration to accountability

Marrakech, COP 22: Climate shifts from celebration to accountability

After a small celebration of COP21 achievements, COP22 gets down to business on accountability, as report reveals a shortfall between Paris commitments and the pre-Paris indicative commitments such as Australia’s 2030 target.

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Australians want strong climate action – so what are we waiting for?

Australians want strong climate action – so what are we waiting for?

Australia’s public desire for climate action is strongest it has been since 2008. The question, now, is how will our politicians respond?

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Interminable climate argument is costing us solutions for our future

Interminable climate argument is costing us solutions for our future

Over the last week, we have seen tiresome name calling return after the CCA report that suggested a fresh approach to these decisions and actions.

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Some facts on climate science for Malcolm Roberts

Some facts on climate science for Malcolm Roberts

One Nation senator-elect and climate denier Malcolm Roberts has raised a number of questions on climate science and empirical evidence. Here are some answers…