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Category: Climate

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How John Howard could help turn Tony Abbott around on climate

How John Howard could help turn Tony Abbott around on climate

Next time Abbott seeks advice from John Howard, he might just ask him about how best to respond to the clear geopolitical momentum on climate change.

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BHP Billiton’s short-lived climate cuddle

BHP Billiton’s short-lived climate cuddle

The climate-friendly bonhomie of BHP Billiton’s Chairman, Jac Nasser, didn’t last long into question time at the company’s AGM in Adelaide late last week.

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Montreal Protocol nearly delivers a climate present in Paris

Montreal Protocol nearly delivers a climate present in Paris

Tackling CO2 emissions is undoubtedly the main game in climate action, but urgently phasing out HFCs offers a contribution we cannot afford to pass up.

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2014 set for record hot; record cold thing of the past

2014 set for record hot; record cold thing of the past

We are on track to see 2014 set the mark for hottest year on record, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday.

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Abbott's emissions bluff steering Australia into $100bn carbon hole

Abbott’s emissions bluff steering Australia into $100bn carbon hole

UN takes aim at Australia for veering off carbon targets after dumping carbon price. Meanwhile, it releases updated global carbon budget, as more research suggests that Australia will head for $100 billion carbon hole if it is to use Direct Action to match international efforts.

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Are Australian and US emissions targets the same?

Are Australian and US emissions targets the same?

A true ‘apples to apples’ comparison of Australia’s emissions target and that just announced by the US doesn’t quite reflect the Coalition’s claims.

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NASA shows stark year in the life of co2

NASA shows stark year in the life of co2

This is what your atmosphere looks like on carbon dioxide. And it’s not a pretty sight.

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The other Paris meeting - cleaning up CFC mess

The other Paris meeting – cleaning up CFC mess

if the Montreal Protocol fails to reach agreement on the amendment proposals to clean up the HFC mess it helped to create, the massive climate benefit it has inadvertently achieved will be soon eroded.

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How hot is too hot for BHP Billiton?

How hot is too hot for BHP Billiton?

There is a simple question that BHP-Billiton doesn’t address in their voluminous reports to shareholders: how hot is too hot in a warming world?

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Playing climate roulette with fossil fuels

Playing climate roulette with fossil fuels

Even if other nations follow the US/China lead and deepen their targets, will it be enough?

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G20 reveals Tony Abbott's climate change denial is complete

G20 reveals Tony Abbott’s climate change denial is complete

G20 underlines how complete climate change denial is within the Abbott government. If not for the science, then at least for the political and economic implications. This is quite possibly the most incompetent government in Australia’s history.