Total US greenhouse gas emissions released into the atmosphere because of human activity increased 2% in 2013.
Abbott gives $4m to fund climate contrarian and anti-solar advocate Bjorn Lomborg in a move that could presage new push for nuclear in Australia.
The almost 600 environmental groups that hold tax-deductibility status in Australia are being scrutinised by a federal government inquiry.
Nine of Canada’s 13 premiers call for stronger climate change measures, as shipping operators celebrate an Arctic route they know shouldn’t be able to navigate.
Tony Abbott’s Direct Action plan to address Australia’s modest emission reduction targets finally hit the road this week. If the analysts are right, it will prove nothing more than the emperor has no clothes.
In last 18 months, agencies established to assist Australia deal with single greatest threat to our time have been disbanded, attacked, and defunded.
The momentum is building for a zero emissions goal to be incorporated into a climate agreement later this year.
The Abbott government is fabricating new arguments in an attempt to dodge any agreement on renewables. The industry, meanwhile, will be dependent on Labor delivering on a longer-term energy vision.
Brown coal generators continue to benefit from carbon tax repeal, with Australia’s electricity emissions jumping 2.8% in the last 9 months.