Bill Shorten says acting on climate is biggest global economic opportunity of next few decades in budget reply, as Labor recommits support for ARENA.
Tag: "climate change"
Coalition spends $1.7 billion on Direct Action, but Australia’s emissions continue to rise because big polluters have snubbed scheme.
An intense wildfire force mass evacuation from the capital of oil sands industry as temperatures soared more than 22°C above normal.
Climate change deniers are being forced off of multiple positions and the world is ignoring their opinions en masse.
Only one minister, the ACT’s Simon Corbell, has had the courage and vision to stand up to incumbent bully-boys and introduce policies and targets that match the climate science. Yet the Coalition and most media continue to peddle nonsense dismissed most cogently by the new chief sloganeer, Malcolm Turnbull.
While the rhetoric on fossil fuels has shifted, QBE’s operations tell a different tale.
Labor’s climate and clean energy commitment – including zero carbon target by 2030 – forces Turnbull government into Abbott-era scare campaign on prices. This, as Bloomberg New Energy Finance says Australia should be even more ambitious in short term and aim for 63% cut in emissions by 2030.
More than 170 countries last week signed the Paris climate agreement that aims to cap global temperature rises to between 1.5°C and 2°C. Fortunately, there were a lot of speeches.
Australia reportedly excluded from “high ambition” meeting it pretended to be part of in Paris. Perhaps it’s time the Coalition started to take targets like 100% renewable energy seriously. After all, that is effectively what it is signing up for.